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Post# 985997   3/9/2018 at 23:34 by Spacedogb (Lafayette, LA)        

Guy wants $75. Says it works. Is it worth the money?

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Post# 985998 , Reply# 1   3/9/2018 at 23:45 by rp2813 (The Big Blue Bubble)        

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Looks like that could be a builder's grade model, which would be a lesser machine than the BOL Custom.  It doesn't even have a rinse aid dispenser.  It appears to be a 21 or 22 series.

 

It looks well used even though the racks seem to be in good shape.  Maybe it's just been exposed to fairly hard water all of its life.  For $75 you could probably get a nicer model with more cycle options.

 

 


Post# 986033 , Reply# 2   3/10/2018 at 07:49 by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
Good Basic KD-22 series DW

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Very rugged simple and reliable DW, its really all the DW anyone needs to clean big loads of dishes and a LOT more reliable than the fancy all push button models.

 

The good parts are , no silly china guard under the top wash-arm to waste valuable space, very strong pump and motor.

 

The weak points, [ like all 21 &22 KA models ] only one final rinse and no extended hi-temp wash & rinse cycles so cleaning as not as good as WP, GE , MT and even D&M DWs of the same period.

 

Overall you get great KA build quality, longevity and easy repairablity but not top performance.

 

John L.


Post# 986079 , Reply# 3   3/10/2018 at 14:27 by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

You can add the rinse agent dispenser if you wish. I hope he can come up with the sliverware basket. I would want a discount if he can't.

Post# 986114 , Reply# 4   3/10/2018 at 19:13 by stevet (palm coast florida)        
Rinse dispenser and silverware rack...

I have plenty of both if you do wind up with this machine. Like already stated, the basic design will do a great job of cleaning despite the lack of multiple rinses. Adjustable top rack would make it more versatile but not a deal breaker.




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