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Post# 193318   2/24/2007 at 18:17 (4,471 days old) by johnb300m (Chicago)        

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I hope somebody in New England can save this!

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Post# 193348 , Reply# 1   2/24/2007 at 22:16 (4,471 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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John, that is GregM's Insink-erator Dishwasher he's been trying to get rid of.

Post# 193360 , Reply# 2   2/25/2007 at 00:53 (4,471 days old) by whirlcool (Just North Of Houston, Texas)        

I never knew Insink-erator even made dishwashers until I recently saw one in my aunt's kitchen during the Christmas holidays. How did they work? Her's is the only one I have ever seen. Was Insink-erator only in the DW business for a short time?

Post# 193419 , Reply# 3   2/25/2007 at 09:52 (4,470 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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Alan, they were sourced by other manufacturers. This particular one was by KitchenAid. Priort to this they were made by Waste King.

Post# 193420 , Reply# 4   2/25/2007 at 10:11 (4,470 days old) by whirlcool (Just North Of Houston, Texas)        


Thanks for the info. The one my aunt has kinda has a Kitchen-Aid feel to it. It is definitely heavy duty! Does anyone know what years these DW's were made?
I'm always interested in time periods of appliances. I find it interesting from a marketing point of view.

Post# 193511 , Reply# 5   2/25/2007 at 16:45 (4,470 days old) by johnb300m (Chicago)        

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hmmmm, i wonder if he'll still have it for a while when i'm ready to pick up a dishwasher for myself....

Post# 193521 , Reply# 6   2/25/2007 at 17:20 (4,470 days old) by easyspindry (Winston-Salem, NC)        

When Whirlpool bought KitchenAid, the dishwasher part had to be sold under separate cover, so to speak, because Hobart which was KitchenAid's dishwasher maker.

Emerson Electric bought Hobart. Their kitchen appliance brand name was In-Sink-Erator. So as the machines came off the assembly line, one was KitchenAid and the next one would be labeled In-Sink-Erator.

I have an In-Sink-Erator that is 20 years old and has worked flawlessly for that entire time. Even the front panels can easily be changed to 4 different colors -- white, black, almond -- and I forget the 4th one.

At least that's the way it was all explained to me by my dealer.

Jerry Gay

Post# 193726 , Reply# 7   2/26/2007 at 13:27 (4,469 days old) by tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

I think I remember, and I might not remember this correctly, that even though the machines were similar, KA used the round heater under the lower rack for water heating only and had the standard KA fan & heater unit underneath the tank while the ISE machine used the big round heating element in the sump area of the tank to supply the drying heat. There were other things like upper rack options that were more limited with ISE than KA.

Post# 196548 , Reply# 8   3/11/2007 at 08:25 (4,456 days old) by gadgetgary (Bristol,CT)        

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And it is a fabulous machine!

It really is a KA!

Of course, Toggle had a easy time(HAH!) installing this in my ex's place because the prior owner took the easy way out and added a laminate floor on the top the existing floor. This meant that the old DW sat in a "ditch", so, to get the old machine out he had to literally lift the countertop.

Here it is partially installed. We ran it, it is FABOO!

Thanks again Greg M!

Post# 196550 , Reply# 9   3/11/2007 at 08:31 (4,456 days old) by gadgetgary (Bristol,CT)        
And the BOL

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Hotpoint that got moved to the basement

Post# 196574 , Reply# 10   3/11/2007 at 11:05 (4,456 days old) by peteski50 (New York)        

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I real think think this InSinkErator was a really great deal.
If I was going to get a classic I would go for this one.
Best Of Luck with it

Post# 196587 , Reply# 11   3/11/2007 at 13:17 (4,456 days old) by westytoploader ()        

That was the exact same mid-90's Hotpoint that was in our kitchen, before it was replaced by the Bosch in early 2005. What a POS, and NOISY too. Near its demise, it leaked horribly from the drain valve and the lower wash arm refused to turn. How it still cleaned is beyond me. The only thing I did like about it was the flexible loading arrangement.

Post# 196589 , Reply# 12   3/11/2007 at 13:18 (4,456 days old) by westytoploader ()        

And...that beautiful ISE/KitchenAid will do 10 times better! You need to post pictures of a full BobLoad test!

Post# 196685 , Reply# 13   3/11/2007 at 19:46 (4,456 days old) by gadgetgary (Bristol,CT)        
Interior Glamour Shot

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Open Wide

Post# 196686 , Reply# 14   3/11/2007 at 19:48 (4,456 days old) by gadgetgary (Bristol,CT)        
The Upper Rack

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Mint condition after all these years

Post# 196688 , Reply# 15   3/11/2007 at 19:50 (4,456 days old) by gadgetgary (Bristol,CT)        
And the lower rack

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Ready for its maiden load

Post# 196689 , Reply# 16   3/11/2007 at 19:53 (4,456 days old) by gadgetgary (Bristol,CT)        
The Workhorse

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Performing its duty Flawlessly...........

Post# 196695 , Reply# 17   3/11/2007 at 20:10 (4,456 days old) by gadgetgary (Bristol,CT)        
No comparison

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Of interiors......The Hotpoint that was replaced and sent to the basement

Post# 196876 , Reply# 18   3/12/2007 at 14:34 (4,455 days old) by gadgetgary (Bristol,CT)        
KA vs. InSinkerator

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Does anyone remember a time when you could not buy KA dishwashers? I think something was happening to KA and dealers were only able to sell the Insinkerator version(which looked just like a KA).

Also, I think someone mentioned a while back that there was a certain series KA that was having problems(maybe '86 or '87). Was the problem with the spray under the upper rack?
I remember getting a KA Superba around that time and sending the machine back since my glasses in the upper rack were not coming clean.

I replaced it with that GE2800(electronic version) and that machine cleaned superbly. Everything also was dry even though that machine dries with a heating element and not a fan. I still have a GE 2800 series DW which is an awesome performer.

Post# 196942 , Reply# 19   3/12/2007 at 17:27 (4,455 days old) by bobbyderegis (Boston)        

Guess What?
In Lexington, Mass there is an ISE dishwasher, all pushbutton, with a slide door latch, probably from around the late eighties on the front lawn, with a sign that says "free, it works."
Bobby in Boston

Post# 196944 , Reply# 20   3/12/2007 at 17:29 (4,455 days old) by toggleswitch (New York City, NY)        

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Go get it tiger!

Post# 196982 , Reply# 21   3/12/2007 at 20:36 (4,455 days old) by gadgetgary (Bristol,CT)        
"free, it works."

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Run and get it.

I rescued a KA last fall with the same sign....Free, it works.
Have not been sorry!

Post# 196986 , Reply# 22   3/12/2007 at 20:57 (4,455 days old) by peteski50 (New York)        

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Hi Gary,
Is their actually a double rinse after the main wash or just a purge and one rinse on this InSinkErator?

Post# 196994 , Reply# 23   3/12/2007 at 21:33 (4,455 days old) by gadgetgary (Bristol,CT)        

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I honestly don't know. We only ran a 'test' load one time. Did not have enough time to get to know the sequences of the pristine DW.

Post# 197168 , Reply# 24   3/13/2007 at 18:38 (4,454 days old) by bobbyderegis (Boston)        

I got it. Now what?
Bobby in Boston

Post# 197184 , Reply# 25   3/13/2007 at 19:51 (4,454 days old) by toggleswitch (New York City, NY)        

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pics, pics, pics
details,details, details

Who makes it?
What is it REALLY


Post# 197204 , Reply# 26   3/13/2007 at 20:38 (4,454 days old) by gadgetgary (Bristol,CT)        
Way to go Bobby!

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Now we just need those glam shots.

And the maiden voyage.....

Post# 197413 , Reply# 27   3/14/2007 at 11:31 (4,453 days old) by bobbyderegis (Boston)        

OK,,I'll try to motivate myself to pull it off the truck.
It's a KD, all the way, ~ 1985. I could scrape a three course meal off the filter.
Bobby in Boston

Post# 197446 , Reply# 28   3/14/2007 at 14:03 (4,453 days old) by gadgetgary (Bristol,CT)        
I could scrape a three course meal off the filter.

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Guess it was not in a home of 'pre-rinsers'.

Post# 197451 , Reply# 29   3/14/2007 at 14:28 (4,453 days old) by bobbyderegis (Boston)        

Bobby in Boston

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