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Why do i have such a soft spot for these? (Kds-57a acquisition)
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Post# 1102455   12/29/2020 at 20:59 (1,151 days old) by jkbff (Happy Rock, ND)        

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This popped up on Facebook marketplace for $50 obo.

I went to look at it tonight and offered her $40. He came home with me.

Why do these things make my heart skip a beat??

The spinner is even still on the top of the tub.

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Post# 1102463 , Reply# 1   12/29/2020 at 21:45 (1,151 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

I understand. I have two KDSI8 treasures; one a 58 and one an 18. When I saw that middle wash arm, I knew that was the dishwasher for me. 

Post# 1102465 , Reply# 2   12/29/2020 at 22:06 (1,151 days old) by jkbff (Happy Rock, ND)        

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I still have my kds-58 and kdp-58 at home too. But i have commercial racks i made that will fit this one and the wash arm support isn't slopped out on this 57 so it washes!

I cleaned enough hair off the filter to build a cat, now it doesn't seem so sluggish. I did break one of the tabs off the plastic part of the debris filter, so I'm sad about that. I was even thinking i better not touch that it's probably brit..... Snap.

I would love... To make a digital interrupt for the timer on this. Use voltage monitoring on each of the components on the unit, have it disconnect power to the timers to hold it for longer cycles to work better with modern detergent and heavier loads etc. I can't believe how fast this thing flys through a full cycle.

I don't know that the drying blower and heater work, i have two more spare assemblies though. But I'm wondering if it isn't an issue with the energy saver button. I have it hooked up to a kill-a-watt and it draws 2 watts during the drying cycle.

Post# 1102586 , Reply# 3   12/30/2020 at 20:48 (1,150 days old) by Cam2s (Nebraska)        

I know the 17s arenít as user friendly as the 18s and up but I think it would be such a fun machine to have! All that power from the Hydrosweep to clean both racks! Anyways I hope itís a joy to use! Letís see some pictures of it in use!

Post# 1102674 , Reply# 4   12/31/2020 at 16:52 (1,150 days old) by bajaespuma (Connecticut)        

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KitchenAids like yours were works of art. Period.

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Post# 1102694 , Reply# 5   12/31/2020 at 18:52 (1,150 days old) by voodoochikin04 (Eastern Nebraska)        

awesome find! Nice price too!. I love my KDS-58 in golden harvest. Thats a beauty too and also makes my heart skip!!

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