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Vintage Caloric Dishwasher w Mint Interior - $70 (Manchaca and Stassney
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Post# 765067   6/21/2014 at 22:50 (2,077 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        

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forgot if these Calorics were of interest or not....

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Post# 765080 , Reply# 1   6/22/2014 at 00:18 (2,077 days old) by ultramatic (New York City)        

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I think I read somewhere that Caloric dishwashers were to be avoided.

Post# 765081 , Reply# 2   6/22/2014 at 00:27 (2,077 days old) by washer111 ()        

Yet another machine that was "too inefficient" be used daily, or without company, I suppose.

At from what I can gather from threads on this site - all the more horror for the unfortunate person who comes across it and buys it!

Post# 765086 , Reply# 3   6/22/2014 at 01:00 (2,077 days old) by appnut (TX)        
Caloric dishwashers were to be avoided.

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Why more so than any other D&M produced dishwasher? 

Post# 765316 , Reply# 4   6/23/2014 at 01:02 (2,076 days old) by whirlcool (Just North Of Houston, Texas)        

I saw this dishwasher tonight on an episode of Maude. It was in her kitchen.

Post# 765419 , Reply# 5   6/23/2014 at 13:26 (2,075 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        
another to avoid - Dishwasher - $40 (Canton) ?

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look pretty nice - in the right kitchen, I like this GE, but reportedly(?) they're not too reliable.

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Post# 765432 , Reply# 6   6/23/2014 at 14:24 (2,075 days old) by danemodsandy (The Bramford, Apt. 7-E)        
GE's of That Era....

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....Were very reliable.

You could absolutely count on them to leak, drip, rust and perforate their tubs.

All that, and you got Harvest Gold, too! :)

Post# 765458 , Reply# 7   6/23/2014 at 18:15 (2,075 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        
Reliably unreliable

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and the drips go on.

Post# 765473 , Reply# 8   6/23/2014 at 20:14 (2,075 days old) by washer111 ()        

This is the Potscrubber 3 - So that should mean PermaTuf tubs.


Although, I've heard these machines love to leak from the drain-valve, trip-shaft seal. Apparently that inefficient motor helps keep everything dry, and not so rusty!

Post# 765476 , Reply# 9   6/23/2014 at 20:56 (2,075 days old) by bigalsf (Salt Lake City)        
Not too bad

This is a Potscrubber III model, and they had Perma-tuff tubs and heavier duty nylon racks, so the usual rusting was all up eliminated. These models also cleaned well because they had a self cleaning filtration system, which permitted GE to lower the amount of water used in its normal cycle.

That said, it still used copious amounts of water, had a very inefficient pump, and limited loading versatility (although the top rack holds a lot). Models below this still had the plastisol lined tanks, and are should be avoided for daily use.

This model is the entry level to the PS III line; many members here have (or had) the GSD 1200 or above (myself included) who are/were very pleased with these machines. They clean well.

Post# 768989 , Reply# 10   7/8/2014 at 00:46 (2,061 days old) by mm1332 ()        
Verdict, please! I might buy...

I'm in Austin. Should I buy it? I, too, have read here terrible things about caloric in general but what about this particular model? Please advise? Would you?

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