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Post# 1015574   11/23/2018 at 20:18 (213 days old) by Tazz (western massachusetts)        

I don't know much about the older k/a dishwashers and I'm sure someone here will know what model this is.

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Post# 1015575 , Reply# 1   11/23/2018 at 20:47 (213 days old) by whirlykenmore78 (Prior Lake MN (GMT-0700 CDT.))        
That's a KDS-18!

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Considered by many to be the HOLY GRAIL of Hobart made KA DWs. These are known for their fine build quality and excellent washing action. You are very lucky to find one in this good of condition. If it needs repair few parts are available from Hobart or Whirlpool, but several repairmen on this site may be of help. In my 25 years as a foodservice professional I can say that no dishmachines clean or hold up as well as Hobart. This carries over into the KA machines they made back in the day.

Post# 1015584 , Reply# 2   11/23/2018 at 22:02 (213 days old) by JustJunque (Western MA)        

Is that the listing where they're selling a group of appliances as a package deal for something like $800?
That dishwasher caught my eye too. Looks nice.


Post# 1015591 , Reply# 3   11/23/2018 at 22:50 (213 days old) by Tazz (western massachusetts)        

Yeah that's the one. Where about are you in WM.
Here in Ludlow myself

Post# 1015609 , Reply# 4   11/24/2018 at 03:25 (213 days old) by toploader55 (Massachusetts Sand Bar, Cape Cod)        

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I contacted the and asked when they are ready to split up the "Package" I am interested in the Dishwasher.

They said sure, but we'll see how that goes.

Post# 1015617 , Reply# 5   11/24/2018 at 05:56 (212 days old) by electronicontrl (Grand Rapids, MI)        
Gorgeous Dishwasher

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Gorgeous Dishwasher - nothing else to say.

Post# 1015618 , Reply# 6   11/24/2018 at 06:18 (212 days old) by Tazz (western massachusetts)        

I was interested also.

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Post# 1015621 , Reply# 7   11/24/2018 at 07:46 (212 days old) by Tazz (western massachusetts)        

I think the seller drank too much eggnog for Thanksgiving. This is the response that I received from him.

Hi Dan,

Yes I am willing to separate the items. The price for the dishwasher is $500 but I do have someone lined up for it right now. I will let you know if it falls through. 



Post# 1015640 , Reply# 8   11/24/2018 at 12:00 (212 days old) by JustJunque (Western MA)        

Wow. $500 for just the dishwasher?
I know nothing about them, other than what I've read in these discussions.
And I know it's considered a really desirable machine.
But that seems
I'm in Agawam, by the way.


Post# 1015649 , Reply# 9   11/24/2018 at 14:40 (212 days old) by firedome (Binghamton NY & Lake Champlain VT)        
Have had 6...

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Series 17 and 18 machines over 40 years, they live up to the hype. The price is absurd, other than the one we bought new in 1974 we've paid anywhere from free up to $100 for the most pricey one, they're not all that rare.

Post# 1015650 , Reply# 10   11/24/2018 at 14:42 (212 days old) by norgeway (mocksville n c )        
My Aunt and Uncle

Built there new house in 74, The KDS 17 is STILL working , only repair ever was new door springs!! Absolutely the best dishwasher ever made in my opinion!

Post# 1015661 , Reply# 11   11/24/2018 at 16:30 (212 days old) by toploader55 (Massachusetts Sand Bar, Cape Cod)        

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$500.00 ???

Have at it. That's absurd. And you don't even know if it's fully functional ? Like a dope I bought a Patrician last fall. Sure did look clean... until I got it home and the motor was seized tight as a drum. Another lesson learned.

Post# 1015662 , Reply# 12   11/24/2018 at 16:33 (212 days old) by Tazz (western massachusetts)        

Ha, I grew up in feeding hills, small world

Post# 1015663 , Reply# 13   11/24/2018 at 16:35 (212 days old) by Tazz (western massachusetts)        

Toploader, I wonder if you're the guy he had lined up to buy it, lets see if he emails me again

Post# 1015668 , Reply# 14   11/24/2018 at 16:48 (212 days old) by JustJunque (Western MA)        
Small world, indeed

We're actually in the Feeding Hills section.


Post# 1015672 , Reply# 15   11/24/2018 at 17:15 (212 days old) by bajaespuma (Connecticut)        
19 was a good year

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Is this the last Superba with the Constant Rinse?

Post# 1015674 , Reply# 16   11/24/2018 at 17:53 (212 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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Ken, I think the 18 was the last with the Constant Rinse.

Post# 1015675 , Reply# 17   11/24/2018 at 17:58 (212 days old) by Tazz (western massachusetts)        

I was on Hendom dr

Post# 1015676 , Reply# 18   11/24/2018 at 18:07 (212 days old) by stevet (palm coast florida)        
Eddie, Eddie..

How did you ever buy a Patrician.. No 180 degree final rinse. Shame on you. And even if the motor was bad, you know I have a load of them in the garage.

If anyone is interested, I am looking to finally give my 18 up for sale. If you are interested, please see the posting in the Shopper's Square.

Post# 1015684 , Reply# 19   11/24/2018 at 19:50 (212 days old) by JustJunque (Western MA)        

Yup. I've seen it.
We're a bit up the road from there.
And I was just visiting family in Ludlow for Thanksgiving!
Hopefully, this seller figures out that they're asking way too much.
It would be nice to see someone here get that dishwasher!


Post# 1015758 , Reply# 20   11/25/2018 at 18:17 (211 days old) by Tazz (western massachusetts)        

Found this one kds-21,I know it's not a 18 but how does it stack up?

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Post# 1015832 , Reply# 21   11/26/2018 at 06:54 (210 days old) by joeypete (Concord, NH)        

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They're great machines! I have a KDM-21. Yours is the Whirlpool version after the buyout from Hobart. Should be a little quieter ;-)

Post# 1016716 , Reply# 22   12/3/2018 at 19:28 (203 days old) by Tazz (western massachusetts)        

So after the $500 price tag he put on the kds-18 I emailed him back and asked if he would take a best offer as his price was quite a bit off mark, he said sure and asked what I was offering. I threw an offer of $100 sight unseen, I never heard back from him. I think I hurt his feelings. So a week later I now see that he's reposted it for $250, I give it a few days and have my wife email him and ask if he'd take a best offer and guess what...... I now have a KDS-18, I ended up paying $150 for it which I would have gone up to if he had haggled with me. I'll get some pics up later this week.

Post# 1016719 , Reply# 23   12/3/2018 at 19:37 (203 days old) by JustJunque (Western MA)        

Glad to hear that you got it!
I saw it reposted for $250.
I was wondering if you were still watching it.


Post# 1016724 , Reply# 24   12/3/2018 at 19:42 (203 days old) by Tazz (western massachusetts)        

I'm going to repaint it white, should come out nice

Post# 1018137 , Reply# 25   12/15/2018 at 17:30 (191 days old) by Tazz (western massachusetts)        

So I got her installed this afternoon and she runs like a champ. I'm going to to repaint again in the spring when it's warm out, didn't come out so nice but the most important thing is...... The wife loves it......

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