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1980's GE Potscrubber 2200
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Post# 677150   5/4/2013 at 03:44 (4,000 days old) by washer111 ()        

Saw one of these in a post on another thread here, and thought I'd search it. This pristine example from Orange Co, CL popped up, and is seemingly in good shape.


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Post# 677151 , Reply# 1   5/4/2013 at 03:45 (4,000 days old) by washer111 ()        
"Money Shot"

Tub, Multi-Orbit Wash-Arm, Calrod Heating Element and Sump. Note the lack of Passive Filtration system in this particular model (Equivalent probably to something just lower in the line than a GSD1100)

Post# 677152 , Reply# 2   5/4/2013 at 03:48 (4,000 days old) by washer111 ()        
Dispenser, Door and Racking

The "dreaded" Clunky, Clumsy, Circular Detergent Dispenser, Door and racking arrangements.

Not the Super Racks GE advertised, but slightly lower end. Certainly not the BOL racks from models like the GSD600 line. Perhaps more agreeable, rather than that divider they placed in the L side of the upper rack, I imagine you could fit quite a bit more in this particular arrangement, compared to Super racking. Still the 80's GE Blue colour though, which is a really nice touch.

Post# 677195 , Reply# 3   5/4/2013 at 12:21 (4,000 days old) by RevvinKevin (Tinseltown - Shakey Town - La-La Land)        

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For some reason your link doesn't work....


Here it is.......



CLICK HERE TO GO TO RevvinKevin's LINK on Orange County, CA Craigslist

Post# 677201 , Reply# 4   5/4/2013 at 12:52 (4,000 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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this was the "budget priced" electronic Potscrubber. Yes, those are Super Racks. At least the top rack is. Those are the exact same racks as came with my sister's GSD1100, which was just under the GSD1200. The GSD1100 was the entry-level PotScrubber with super racks as well as multi-orbit wash arm. And what is rong with that detergent dispenser design? I loved mine.

Post# 677250 , Reply# 5   5/4/2013 at 17:56 (4,000 days old) by washer111 ()        

I knew I'd get bitten for saying the "Dreaded Detergent Dispenser." I love the idea of a circular one too - but I added that for those who truly hated it... It sounds like a love it or hate it design. 


It also seems this machine is a slight alteration of the 1100 - it has the Passive Filter plus everything on here (except electronics), whereas this one is missing the filter. I suppose the filter really isn't necessary, since there is a constant rinse and plenty of water changes, although you might notice it on some loads. Personally this is the machine I would like to find over here some day in Australia, although, as far as I know, they sold local Potscrubbers and the elusive 2800...

Post# 677345 , Reply# 6   5/5/2013 at 01:26 (3,999 days old) by volsboy1 (East Tenn Smoky mountains )        

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Those machines don't need a filter or anything really they will wash the hell out of any machine I have used.

I have one of those wash-arms laying around here I thought about trying it out in there.Very simple dishwasher that does wash

and break dishes very easy and I can't figure why it is so powerful.The G.E. dishwasher's are still made like that for the most

part.The motor has changed from that black shaded pole motor to the P.S.C motors.Shaded pole motors are not efficient compared 

the the P.SC. ones. I wish I lived in C.A.

Post# 677416 , Reply# 7   5/5/2013 at 13:06 (3,999 days old) by Kenmoreguy64 (Charlotte, NC)        
This model was my first dishwasher

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I loved it. It was in a 1986 Ryland Homes condo when I was in school (long story) but they equipped the condo with an odd array of appliances. A GE JBP22 self-cleaning range, nice, but I think GE's least expensive model, didn't have a window in the door even. BUT, that was an upgrade, as their previous condos had continuous cleaning ranges.

I would have expected a basic dishwasher, as this is what they used previously, but all the units in my complex got the 2200s. The first versions, mine, didn't have the silver trim around the panel. When I saw the silver version a year or so later, I thought it was a nice touch.

I lived in that condo for two years, and for about three months of that time my folks lived with me while their house was being completed. Dishwasher got a fair amount of use. The house the parents built got a Potscrubber 900, which seemed identical inside, but with an electromechanical timer and no China cycle. I am 95% sure that machine had the multi-orbit wash arm however.

We sold the condo when I finished school, and moved home for two years. I bought my first house, which had a Whirlpool DU6000 Power Clean machine. Nice dishwasher but I wanted my GE back.

When I built my next house, which I had for ten years, I bought the Potscrubber 1200 from Lowe's for it. LOVED LOVED loved that dishwasher, but I missed the 2200's and the 900's basic super rack, and I still do. I don't like that divider on the left side, but am well used to it.

After a too-long stint with a GE Profile Tall-tub in house #3, I have a 1200 again thanks to Mr. J LeFever, and I am back in dishwasher happiness. I even have another almost unused 1200 in storage.

I'd like to have that 2200, but am leary of the electronics.


Post# 677500 , Reply# 8   5/5/2013 at 18:33 (3,999 days old) by washer111 ()        

I am imagine that with the help of an electronics "buff" and some relays (etc.) you could prolong the life of the control board - I've searched the boards used in the 2800 numerous times and there are still places that have them, if anything went awry, there is always solder and patience available (Lol).

John (Combo52) has mentioned here numerous times the newer pump motor really helps the controls on these particular models, as the older motors burnt out many boards. The seller for this machine claimed to have replaced the motor not too long ago. Whilst there seems to be debate here as to whether the newer pumps are better/worse, more/less powerful than those they replace, it is known they are better for the machine.

He has also mentioned that using relays to control the motor (and I imagine the heating element) will also extend control-board life. 


I'm glad to hear that you've got an almost new 1200 in storage! I remember reading the thread you posted when you replaced the GE Profile with the 1200, where you mentioned you were tempted to head back to your old house and grab the machine back! I wonder if that happened... 

Whilst it is tempting to consider buying something like this from the US, ship it here, I'll take a rain-check and continue the hunt for a GSD2800 over here. Thankfully, I have confirmation they were sold here (Thanks to member "rapunzel"). I hope I can find one before it is too late...

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