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Kitchenaid Dishwasher
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Post# 1143200   2/26/2022 at 14:52 (787 days old) by jons1077 (Vancouver, Washington, USA)        

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My Kenmore Elite dishwasher’s recirculating pump quit after just five years of light use. With parts being on back order I decided to do the typical scrap and replace. I took the plunge on a Kitchenaid model this time, the KDTM804KPS. For having the sterile look of stainless steel, I will say it does actually look attractive. Lighting inside the machine give it a little bit of added flair and appeal. Hopefully this one lasts a bit longer.

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Post# 1143206 , Reply# 1   2/26/2022 at 15:23 (787 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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Jon, congratulations!! My Kenmore Elite died last May after 6 years/7 months and that included 6 weeks being down after 2 years with a circulation pump giving up the ghost. I wanted to get this model, or the 704 last May, but I was told upper models wouldn't be available again until August, and I wasn't willing to get along without a dishwasher for almost 3 months--hence my Bosch. Eugene (LorrainFuniture) got this model about a year ago.

Post# 1143211 , Reply# 2   2/26/2022 at 15:29 (787 days old) by henene4 (Heidenheim a.d. Brenz (Germany))        

That really looks fancy.
And still blown away with how tall they were abled to make the tub on these with the same machine height.

Wish this design would be available over here.
Even our tall tub machines aren't really all that tall...

Post# 1143216 , Reply# 3   2/26/2022 at 15:54 (787 days old) by jons1077 (Vancouver, Washington, USA)        

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I lasted a week without and I was over it haha! I was surprised they had the upper tier model. I was hoping for something like the 704 or even the 604. This dealer is a local high-end appliance sales warehouse and they keep quite a bit in-stock. When he saw that they had these and at $400 off the retail price I went for it. Hopefully it’ll last longer.

These pics are of the Kenmore I just swapped out.

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Post# 1143223 , Reply# 4   2/26/2022 at 17:11 (787 days old) by petek (Ontari ari ari O )        
Fingers crossed

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I hope you have better luck than I did when I replaced our KA with another KA. Twice burned , thrice shy, and went Bosch.

The pump on the 2nd one leaked and drenched my basement rekroom.

Post# 1143224 , Reply# 5   2/26/2022 at 17:24 (787 days old) by gansky1 (Omaha, The Home of the TV Dinner!)        

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Nice looking machine, Jon.  What do you think of the drying?  The fan-assisted "pro-dry" is only on a few of their models, should be a step up in performance.


I bought an 800 series Bosch (like Bob's) 10/20 and had an E-15 (water leak fault) 14 months later.  Took a while to find the source of the leak, turned out to be the rear tank seal.  Bosch said they would replace the machine at no cost, in 8-12 months given supply chain issues.



Post# 1143228 , Reply# 6   2/26/2022 at 17:56 (787 days old) by Pierreandreply4 (St-Bruno de montarville (province of quebec) canada)        

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congratulation jon my mom and i purchuse a kitchaid after or 3 year old ge dishwasher bit the dust in 2020 control board repair would of cost 300$ so my mom and i replacewith kitchenaid

Post# 1143244 , Reply# 7   2/26/2022 at 19:47 (787 days old) by Egress (Oregon)        

We're eyeing the KDTM604KPS as a replacement for our current kitchenaid. How does this one perform?

Post# 1143245 , Reply# 8   2/26/2022 at 19:57 (787 days old) by jons1077 (Vancouver, Washington, USA)        

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I have to get used to the way this one loads. The third rack is something that is new to me. I will say that the first load I ran had a blender jar and cup that were caked with dried on yogurt from a smoothie I made a couple of days prior. That top rack left the cups spotless. For that matter everything came out quite clean after using the ProWash cycle with high temp option. I typically don’t use the dry option but I tried it on this one and it seemed to do a pretty good job. Cycle time was about 2 1/2 hours for this run which seems typical nowadays. Tomorrow is my day to cook for the week ahead so I’ll have a heavier load or two to run.

Post# 1143248 , Reply# 9   2/26/2022 at 21:59 (787 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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Jon, your old Elite looks like mine did. I had the motorized bottom wash arm that reminded me of the Multi-Orbit of my Potscrubber GSD1200.

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