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Post# 993130   5/5/2018 at 01:11 by Schaicho24 (Spokane, WA)        

I just found a beautiful KitchenAid dishwasher, a KUDS23. It's immaculate! It was hardly used, even the motor looks brand new! I have always loved the KitchenAid by Hobart dishwashers, but this one was made a couple years after Whirlpool took over. Does anyone know if they still used the same quality parts for these machines? I just installed it and haven't ran a load in it yet, but it's so quiet compared to the Superba's I used to have. You can barely tell it's on! And that's one reason I'm a little skeptical haha. What are your opinions?




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Post# 993137 , Reply# 1   5/5/2018 at 06:26 by Spacedogb (Lafayette, LA)        

Looks great!!!

Post# 993210 , Reply# 2   5/5/2018 at 18:25 by askolover (South of Nash Vegas, TN)        

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This is a nice dishwasher and it will do a good job washing. 


Post# 993213 , Reply# 3   5/5/2018 at 18:57 by IowaBear (Cedar Rapids, IA)        

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There's probably more quality there than if you took all the dishwashers at your local Best Buy and put them together!  Beautiful machine, I wish it was mine!


Post# 993247 , Reply# 4   5/6/2018 at 00:43 by funktionalart (Phoenix, AZ)        

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Yep--It's a good one. I've got the same model, also in black. Never will I part with it!

Post# 993286 , Reply# 5   5/6/2018 at 12:26 by potatochips (Nova Scotia)        

Oh yes! The quality for the most part will be the same. It has a hodge-podge pump, the hybrid of the KD-21 series and the Whirlpool Power Clean. Very strong pump, and works very very well. You should love this machine for many many more years. 


Post# 993448 , Reply# 6   5/7/2018 at 18:35 by whirlykenmore78 (Prior Lake MN (GMT-0700 CDT.))        
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Has a true WP PC pump which makes it a better overall performer than the 21-22 series. This is a well made machine that will deliver thoroughly cleaned dishes for many years if it has been cared for.
WK78


Post# 993454 , Reply# 7   5/7/2018 at 19:25 by potatochips (Nova Scotia)        
Hey Nick!

The KD-23 series has a hodge podge of the Power Clean and the KA pump from the 21. The sediment chamber on the Power Clean is sealed, but on the KD-23s its open at the top with a micromesh filter. This takes the best parts of the Power Clean and the best parts of the KD-21/22s pumps. Whirlpool gained access to this intelectual property after they bought KA. This would also set forward the future plans for the best iteration of the Power Clean. 





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