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A "new" toy to play with - Canadian GE Talisman top-load dishwasher
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Post# 1084601   8/10/2020 at 15:03 (1,213 days old) by turquoisedude (.)        

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Here are some pictures of that dishwasher I got in 2013 and only just decided to try out recently.  It's in excellent condition - no leaks and runs beautifully!  I've only done one load of dishes in it so far - I wasn't timing the cycle but it did an excellent job on the load I ran through it.  The silverware was cleaner than if I ran it through one of KitchenAids, so that silver shower must do

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Post# 1084603 , Reply# 1   8/10/2020 at 15:17 (1,213 days old) by turquoisedude (.)        
Cycle selection questions

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I have a good selection of options here but the wiring diagram and timer chart for this dishwasher was ruined. I am still trying to figure out what the differences between the cycles are.

So far I've observed that Rinse and Hold will run the first wash and first rinse then the timer will just run to the 'off' position.

I tried the daily loads cycle yesterday - seemed pretty much like newer GE's I have owned (W R W R R D). I haven't been able to determine if the calrod stays on during the wash portion or through th entire daily loads cycle.


I did some bucket testing and figured out the China Crystal cycle has a non-heated dry.  I figure the wash cycle time was shorter on this one, as with earlier Mobile Maids like my 62.


The Pots and Pans cycle has me intrigued... will it be just a short wash and shortened dry or will the main wash be extended??  Excitement and intrigue!!


Please do chime in if you've ever used or come across this model before.  The US equivalent model was the Americana. I think this one is a 1966 model, but the Canadian model numbers are very different from US models and I am not sure if a date code was used in the Canadian-built dishwasher serial numbers as was the case with ranges and refrigerators. If so, there was a 'B' in the serial number, hence why I am thinking 1966....

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Post# 1084604 , Reply# 2   8/10/2020 at 15:20 (1,213 days old) by turquoisedude (.)        
Silver Shower

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In action!!



Post# 1084611 , Reply# 3   8/10/2020 at 16:05 (1,213 days old) by Repairguy (Danbury, Texas)        

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Congrats on being able to use the machine with no issues!

Post# 1084697 , Reply# 4   8/11/2020 at 06:52 (1,213 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        
Congratulations on a beautiful machine

In one cycle description I read, the Pots and Pans cycle extended the main wash into the first rinse to lengthen it.  I do not know if it was after  your model.

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