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Post# 189491   2/8/2007 at 09:41 (4,426 days old) by machinehead ()        

Gods and demons-- hello, all-- it's been a long time since i posted, but i am a faithful fanatic appliance maniac and thank GOD i know i'm not alone!

I am writing because i know somebody has to relate to this... we have an old, probably 1975 or so Maytag DW, a WU-900 that cleans like a dream but can drown out a passing jet when running that is being upgraded for a 'GASP' brand new Frigidaire DW! Haven't lost sleep on it, but have no experience with Frigidaire brands in DW's, so it's a big leap of faith! (The price was really good, came with a package of stove, fridge, etc).

I chuckle to myself and feel some genuine sadness and seeing the old Maytag go... Reminds me of a 1974 Kenmore DW my Grandmom had that kind of solidified my whole how-does-it-work and what's-it-doing thing in my DNA. Cycle indicator lights, timer that clicks and clacks like the old city busses when dropping coins in their meters, yeah... the good ol' days! This bugger good powerscrub the undercoating off a pickup truck bed, if you could fit it in there, those of you who have had these ol' Maytags have attested to their cleaning ability.

My wife shakes her head at me and smiles... she knows i'm nuts like this, but hey! It's all good! We're ALL crazy like that, or else none of us would have ever found it to this lovely website, right?

I am really going to miss the old girl... (the DW i mean, not the wife) I know i am not alone, that others have crossed this appliance Rubicon, so to speak, and i just had to share that after all this time, i still can find amusement even in myself for something most "normal" people find to be a no brainer-- well DUH-- it's old! Of course it has to be replaced!! ...uh huh. Sure! Someday i'll reunite with an old, noisy '74 Kenmore DW... until then, hope you get a warm laugh and good memories of your own out of reading this. Thanks for letting me share--

MH


Post# 189511 , Reply# 1   2/8/2007 at 10:22 (4,426 days old) by tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

If you are sorry now to see it go, you are going to be even sorrier when you start using that new thing. I hope that you are getting the Frigidaire for nothing, because that's about what they are worth.

Post# 189778 , Reply# 2   2/9/2007 at 10:48 (4,425 days old) by machinehead ()        

Really? I noticed that several of the components are the infamous "made in China" (isn't almost everything these days?) and some of the quality look/feel of the undersides look questionable. Anybody else have bad experiences, and if so, what is the conscensus to whose doing a good make these days?

Post# 189844 , Reply# 3   2/9/2007 at 19:49 (4,425 days old) by sactoteddybear ()        
Re: Replacement Dishwasher:

I've got one of the Maytag Taller-Tub 2-Rack Dishwashers. The only thing that I have had done to it, was a replacement Wiring Harness {Factory Paid Repair}. Mine has the Adjustable Top Rack, but even for me with it being on the lower level, my larger Dinner Plates fit quite nice, without touching the underneath of the Upper Rack.

When these Dishwashers were first available, I was going to look into getting the 3-Rack Model, until I looked at the 3rd Rack and decided that I liked and needed the extra space in the Lower Rack and that I would no doubt hardly use the 3rd lowest Rack, as much as one would think or imagine they would use it.

I've been totally happy with the performanence of my Dishwasher and it has a real good Loading on both Racks, without really having any problems with what should go where.

My Dishwasher is as far as I'm concerned very quiet. I've never had to turn up the Volumn on my Kitchen TV, or had to talk louder, when I've had anyone over visiting and we happen to be in the Kitchen, we don't have to have a Shouting Match, to see who can Yell that loudest, in order to hear each other.

I've also been using the Wal-Mart Great Value Powder Detergent and I think that it is the best of all Dishwasher Detergents. It is also recommended as a "Best-Buy" on Consumer Reports.

Good Luck on your research and purchase, let us all know what you end up deciding on.

Peace and Great Dish Washing in a Maytag Taller-Tub Dishwasher, Steve
SactoTeddyBear...





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