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Post# 1033130   5/19/2019 at 16:43 by IIIJohnnyMacIII (North Carolina)        

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I need some help identifying a vintage dishwasher I just bought. Thank you.

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Post# 1033133 , Reply# 1   5/19/2019 at 17:05 by Lorainfurniture (Cleveland )        

There’s a model number on the inside of the door area, that will tell the story.

Post# 1033139 , Reply# 2   5/19/2019 at 17:35 by DADoES (TX, U.S. of A.)        

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It's a Superba Architecht model (meaning the control panel is 4" height to match a typical drawer front).  Also appears to be a WP power clean design?

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Post# 1033142 , Reply# 3   5/19/2019 at 18:10 by RP2813 (Too many people know the way)        
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Probably a 23 or 24 series since it has the Whirlpool power module assembly under the wash arm. 

Post# 1033144 , Reply# 4   5/19/2019 at 18:29 by IIIJohnnyMacIII (North Carolina)        

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Ok thanks. Model number is KUDA230YWH1

Post# 1033145 , Reply# 5   5/19/2019 at 18:30 by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
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This is a 23 series DW [ the 24 series had SS tubs and were the first KA DWs that were fully a WP design ]


These DWs had a lot of nice features but even though they had a version of the WP Power-Clean pump overall the DW did not perform quite as well as the WP PC DWs of the same time period.


This was because KA had to use less water and make less noise than the WP versions because KA was trying to compete with Asko, Miele, and Bosch on water consumption and noise.


John L.

Post# 1033150 , Reply# 6   5/19/2019 at 19:01 by IIIJohnnyMacIII (North Carolina)        

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Thanks for the great info.

Post# 1033153 , Reply# 7   5/19/2019 at 19:12 by Spacedogb (Lafayette, LA)        

I had this model with the delay option. I was not very impressed with its cleaning ability. I always had food left on something. I do hope your machine performs much better than mine.

Post# 1033171 , Reply# 8   5/19/2019 at 22:09 by IIIJohnnyMacIII (North Carolina)        

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I had made a deal for it for $20 earlier in the day and was on my way to pick it up this evening. The pictures are actually from a Craigslist add. After John told me about the water restrictions, I told the guy I was going to have to decline and headed back home. I will hold off untill I find a power clean model that uses more water.

Post# 1033198 , Reply# 9   5/20/2019 at 10:29 by volsboy1 (East Tenn Smoky mountains )        

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Those are excellent dishwashers.I prefer the Kitchenaid Kud 21 I think they are the
best dishwashers ever made. The only dishwasher with a full blown disposal in it not some blender blade. If you have never had a old Kitchenaid try one you will fall in love with it.
Whirlpool Powerclean dishwashers are my number 2 favorite , I like the wash arms in the Kitchendiad better than the Whirlpool and I was never much of a fan of the silverware in the door...

Post# 1033201 , Reply# 10   5/20/2019 at 10:52 by vacerator (Macomb, Michigan)        
Nice find John!

Looks like the same model on the back cover of my Kitchen Aid stand mixer cook/manual book showing kitchen built in appliances. It's from 1991.

Post# 1033363 , Reply# 11   5/22/2019 at 08:04 by delturner (USA)        

Hopefully this model has the sprayer on the very top of the machine to get rid of particles on top of the glasses. I did have one that looked somewhat similar that did NOT have the sprayer on top and it left anything in the top rack with particles all over them. I did not find it a terrific machine and replaced it about a year later with a reverse rack Maytag that I had for quite a while. The Maytag was the best cleaner I had up to that point and it had the forced fan drying too. Good machine.

Post# 1033364 , Reply# 12   5/22/2019 at 08:25 by DADoES (TX, U.S. of A.)        

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IIRC, 18 series was the last to have the top-of-tank Constant Rinse sprayer.  23 series doesn't have it.

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