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Post# 507297   3/27/2011 at 16:13 (4,829 days old) by JoeEkaitis (Rialto, California, USA)        

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And please feel free to shoot me if I should ever again type "OMG!!!!!!!"

Got my official walking papers at work (another Systems Analyst will be available for immediate employment after June 30, 2011) but I also received a bonus and a raise for my last three months of employment. The Maytag (I was one of the first to be snookered by the 3-racker) finally washed its last dish so I visited and looked up the top Best Buy-rated dishwasher.

And here it is:

Post# 507299 , Reply# 1   3/27/2011 at 16:13 (4,829 days old) by JoeEkaitis (Rialto, California, USA)        
It's a Kenmore model 1389 in white

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A peek inside:

Post# 507301 , Reply# 2   3/27/2011 at 16:15 (4,829 days old) by JoeEkaitis (Rialto, California, USA)        
Not exactly a Bob load . . . .

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. . . but that CorningWare Pyroceram dish bottom right came out sparkling after it served as a broiler pan for some sausages.

Post# 507302 , Reply# 3   3/27/2011 at 16:17 (4,829 days old) by JoeEkaitis (Rialto, California, USA)        
And, yes, those are VISIONS saucepans . . .

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The middle VISIONS pot cooked up some Cream of Wheat. The other melted some butter-flavored Crisco for a batch of Belgian waffle batter. Both came out squeaky-clean to the touch.

Post# 507344 , Reply# 4   3/27/2011 at 17:43 (4,829 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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Joe, congratulations!!  I think you'll be surprised what thisthing will clean.  What cycle did ya use?  And that's a respectable load sir!!

Post# 507345 , Reply# 5   3/27/2011 at 17:49 (4,829 days old) by pierreandreply4 (St-Bruno de montarville (province of quebec) canada)        

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Wow this dishwasher looks just like my dishwasher do it have the smartwash cycle?

Post# 507346 , Reply# 6   3/27/2011 at 17:50 (4,829 days old) by JoeEkaitis (Rialto, California, USA)        
Smart Wash with High Temp Wash option . . .

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. . . and one of the freebie Cascade Action Paks with a scant tablespoon of TSP.

Its next challenge will by tonight's bacon cheeseburger mac in a CorningWare casserole. Stay tuned!

And thanks.

Post# 507347 , Reply# 7   3/27/2011 at 17:50 (4,829 days old) by thomasortega (El Pueblo de Nuestra Se˝ora de Los Angeles de Porci˙ncula)        

Nice pics

Congratulations! I hope it last for many years.

Post# 507350 , Reply# 8   3/27/2011 at 17:54 (4,829 days old) by CircleW (NE Cincinnati OH area)        
Nice Kenmore

The people of Ohio thank you for buying this fine Whirlpool product - made in Findlay, OH.

Looks almost like the Whirlpool GU2475XTVQ.

Post# 507358 , Reply# 9   3/27/2011 at 18:12 (4,829 days old) by aldspinboy (Philadelphia, Pa)        

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Congratulations Joe ! Sleek streamlined hidden controls nice, very good machine.

I did a Bobload in one for his approval on my buddies machine I got for them a few years ago.

Bob's is a Kenmore with stainless enterior, All three are energy star sensor wash & purge systems.

I have fun with it when I visit them, but recently since I put the unit in three yrs ago they had a problem with wash pump and

replaced it for a new one over 250.00 they spent but it is a nice unit they like it.

I think Bob does not like the quick wash cycle lol,

But Bob I like it for a quick clean up for prep dishes that are mostly rinsed or need to be put away Immediatly.

Here is the Whirlpool.

Post# 507359 , Reply# 10   3/27/2011 at 18:14 (4,829 days old) by aldspinboy (Philadelphia, Pa)        

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Pic 2.

Post# 507362 , Reply# 11   3/27/2011 at 18:17 (4,829 days old) by aldspinboy (Philadelphia, Pa)        

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Pic 3. Omitting the top rack.

Here is the bottom full of greasy casseroles, dishes, and dried on batter.

Post# 507364 , Reply# 12   3/27/2011 at 18:23 (4,829 days old) by aldspinboy (Philadelphia, Pa)        

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Pic 4. Joe what cycles and options on this model you have ?

Bob load approved, Bob that pan did get clean was just enough space where water could get in.

Cycle used...

Pots & Pans with High temp wash & Sani rinse at 155 F.





Darren k

Post# 507372 , Reply# 13   3/27/2011 at 18:38 (4,829 days old) by JoeEkaitis (Rialto, California, USA)        
Cycles and options

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Pots Pans
Normal Wash
China Gentle
Fast Wash
Quick Rinse

Hi Temp
Sani Rinse
Heated Dry
4-Hour Delay
Control Lock

Post# 507393 , Reply# 14   3/27/2011 at 19:13 (4,829 days old) by pierreandreply4 (St-Bruno de montarville (province of quebec) canada)        

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the diffrence with mine is that me sani rinse is called steam sanitize here is a pic of the control panel lit up and i also have the turbozone option lol

Post# 507397 , Reply# 15   3/27/2011 at 19:18 (4,829 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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Pierre, your dishwasher is different. It has the HE wash system with the filter that has to be cleaned.  The the other machines  (mine, Joe's, and the one Darrin is talking about) have the pump style with the soft food disposer. 

Post# 507399 , Reply# 16   3/27/2011 at 19:19 (4,829 days old) by JoeEkaitis (Rialto, California, USA)        
No Turbo Zone on mine . . .

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. . . so I soak really dirty pots and pans overnight with plain water (amazing cleaner, given enough time) and add them to a full load on the Pots and Pans cycle. Occasionally, I need to finish the job with a little Bar Keeper's Friend, but that's true of hand washing, too.

Post# 507401 , Reply# 17   3/27/2011 at 19:27 (4,829 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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Joe, I will tell you it has been my observation that when you select smart wash and either sani-rinse or hig-temp wash, either of those options cancel out pretty much the variables established by the smart wash and the sensors.  I pretty much let the Smart Wash do its thing because pretty much if the machine sesnses enough food soil and has to do even one filterr soil purge, it automatically sets it up to at least medium soil level, which is high-temp wash option.  It still befuddles me becaue it can really surprise me at times, but if it's really heavy soil or it senses an extremely heavy loid, then it options for heavy soil which is the high-temp wash as well as the purge turned into an actual full rinse after the main wash phase.  On mne, medium soil yields about a 58 minute main wash.  Heavy soild y8ileds anywhere form 65 to 78 minute main wash.  If for some reason I want to use the sani-rinse, I just go head and select pots pans cycle and the sani-rinse option.  SaniRinse option selected automatically, intrinsekly selects high-temp wash option too, which I wish wasn't always the case.  Sometimess I don't want th4e really long main wash, but do want the 155 degree final rinse.  Light soil on smart wash, it doesn't drain between prewash and start of main wash.  When it pauses to drain, it simply skips that drain and goes into wash with opening the dispenser.  In that case, the wash temp target is like 115 degrees, or maybe 120, and the main wash is like 30 to 35 minutes long.  Then the energysave purge rinse, which is the purge water level fill and a series of 10 seconds spritzes (as I call them) every 30 seconds for 3 mintes and then a shorter than usual drain and then onto the final rinse.  Around my house, it's rare that sequence is selected, but it does happen. 

Post# 507402 , Reply# 18   3/27/2011 at 19:30 (4,829 days old) by appnut (TX)        
Turbo Zone

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Joe, just saw your post.  You would be quite surprised as to just how good this machine does with Pots Pans cycle with thie high-temp option selected.  I don't use my turbo zone very often because it ends up eating up a lot of rack space.  I do see a slight improvement in wash performance, but not alll that much more compared to the option/Pots Pans cycle selected.  I usually also opt for sani-rinse and cool dry in that case just in case something didn't quite get removed.  Doesn't happen often and I don't get all bent out of shape about it. 

Post# 507404 , Reply# 19   3/27/2011 at 19:36 (4,829 days old) by pierreandreply4 (St-Bruno de montarville (province of quebec) canada)        

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me the cycle i use is smart wash turbo zone option high temp option steam sanitize when needed and no heat dry on mine

Post# 507478 , Reply# 20   3/27/2011 at 23:29 (4,829 days old) by gr81nknox ()        

Nice machine! The interior looks nearly identical to mine. As mentioned before, the Pots and Pans cycle with a high temp wash will clean nearly anything! One question, does your user guide have a cycle chart in it? I've noticed many of the newer KM WP dishwashers do not. On mine, only the Pots and Pans cycle does two actual rinse, the other cycles(normal and light wash) only do a purge and final rinse. Good choice!

Post# 507502 , Reply# 21   3/28/2011 at 05:59 (4,829 days old) by appnut (TX)        
rinse vs. purge

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gr81.., the dependant variable for both Normal and SmartWash cycles is based upon the sensing of just how big the load is, how heavily soiled the load is, and the intial fill's temperature.  If that's critical issue for you, then just use Pots Pans all the time. 

Post# 507719 , Reply# 22   3/28/2011 at 18:24 (4,828 days old) by verizonbear (Glen Burnie )        
drying performance?

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Nice dishwasher! how is the drying performance with the plastic tub?

Post# 507721 , Reply# 23   3/28/2011 at 18:33 (4,828 days old) by pierreandreply4 (St-Bruno de montarville (province of quebec) canada)        

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my dishwasher is a stainless steel tub and when it try it drys using the remaing steam from the steam sanitize portion of the cycle and i have it on no heat dry and its do wonderful drying job

Post# 507763 , Reply# 24   3/28/2011 at 20:53 (4,828 days old) by JoeEkaitis (Rialto, California, USA)        

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Everything but plastic comes out dry. I haven't tried Jet Dry Turbo which claims to overcome that hurdle. I have a few bottles of Lemi Shine rinse agent to get through.

Post# 507787 , Reply# 25   3/28/2011 at 21:49 (4,828 days old) by pierreandreply4 (St-Bruno de montarville (province of quebec) canada)        

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for plastic have you tryed using heat dry?

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