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Reliable dishwasher.
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Post# 1144258   3/10/2022 at 17:18 (764 days old) by yugi (Knoxville, TN)        


I need a reliable dishwasher for rental property. Was thinking about Bosch 100 series or Ascenta. Is it a good choice, or you may recommend something else? Just need to be reliable. Thank you.

Post# 1144259 , Reply# 1   3/10/2022 at 17:29 (764 days old) by vacerator (Macomb, Michigan)        
Anything except

Frigidaire! GE 4 cycle plastic tub models are very reliable, and a good price point.
Mu buddy has them in his rental units. The GE Nautilus models he had before lasted 20 years with multiple tennants.

Post# 1144260 , Reply# 2   3/10/2022 at 17:46 (764 days old) by yugi (Knoxville, TN)        

This property currently have GE dishwasher, which is pretty old, I'm not sure what the model is, but I'm attaching a picture.

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Post# 1144262 , Reply# 3   3/10/2022 at 18:09 (763 days old) by combo52 (50 Year Repair Tech Beltsville,Md)        

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The GE dishwasher in your picture is probably less than five years old.

If youíre looking for a good basic dishwasher for rental get a low priced whirlpool product, if you need a higher in product go a little higher up in the line at whirl pool.

Is the GE really beyond repair at this young age?

Post# 1144264 , Reply# 4   3/10/2022 at 18:15 (763 days old) by yugi (Knoxville, TN)        

The tenant complained that it doesn't wash anything. And there was a stain on the door coming from the detergent compartment.

Post# 1144266 , Reply# 5   3/10/2022 at 18:33 (763 days old) by combo52 (50 Year Repair Tech Beltsville,Md)        

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Are they cleaning the filters, it could have a bad main pump motor if it has had a good bit of use.


Unfortunately no newer DWs are holding up that well, I have two Bosch DW that are only around 3 years old at the shop that are not worth fixing, we just use them for parts to try and save others.


I would get a basic WP or if you want a much nicer machine get the basic Maytag.


John l.

Post# 1144270 , Reply# 6   3/10/2022 at 21:12 (763 days old) by IIIJohnnyMacIII (North Carolina)        

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Im with John. The basic Maytag has a self cleaning filter and you wonít have to worry if the tenants are cleaning the manual filter.

Post# 1144273 , Reply# 7   3/10/2022 at 21:47 (763 days old) by GELaundry4ever (Nacogdoches, TX, USA)        
if they can afford it

go with kitchenaid.

Post# 1144284 , Reply# 8   3/11/2022 at 08:47 (763 days old) by ViewSaver (N. Central Illinois)        
Hard water can be an issue

I had a friend with a higher end dishwasher (sorry, I cannot remember the brand at the moment but it was a "domestic" unit) but it was not washing well at all. Turns out the water softener had either been out of salt or malfunctioning for a while so the pump screen was almost plugged with mineral deposits and most of the holes in the wash arms were also plugged with minerals that had flaked off. She was using the cycles that added additional heat to the water, causing more of the minerals to precipitate out. I was able to clean 90% of it out with multiple rounds of Lemi-shine at several times the recommended concentration. :-O

30 grain per gallon hard water makes a big mess of things very quickly!

I have a 20 year-old Maytag DW, middle of the line, that still works perfectly and looks almost new inside. Unfortunately the racks are starting to rust out and it's not worth replacing them due to cost. But it has had soft water plus an iron filter all of it's life.

Post# 1144812 , Reply# 9   3/18/2022 at 19:40 (755 days old) by maytaga806 (Howell, Michigan)        
Maytag MDB4949SHZ

I am thoroughly pleased with this model, this has been the best Maytag dishwasher weíve ever had, this comes equipped with a 1/3 horse motor and itís very powerful, doesnít waste time either it runs all arms at once, and it has amazing cleaning capability thanks to the motor they put in it which by the way is whisper quiet, this machine is very Bosch quality and Bosch like; as Iíve used a few before and itís amazing to see WP in recent years toughening these units up. This model is discontinued but there are plenty of these still used available all around, this generation lasted from 2015-2020. They call it the Clean Water Wash system, has a 4 blade stainless chopper just like itís last generation did, and has a few screens and strainers under the sump cover that will need cleaning once a year or so depending on whatís being loaded into it. We got this for 325$ and it was almost a thousand two years ago, and itís in grade A+ condition, Iím sure you can find something similar if you keep looking. Iím not sure if they used this motor in any other WP models during that timeframe otherwise Iíd go that route too.

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Post# 1144813 , Reply# 10   3/18/2022 at 19:44 (755 days old) by maytaga806 (Howell, Michigan)        

Also I will note I completely agree with Combo, those lower end WP machines are pretty good. I have people who have them tell me after several years they are very good units.

Post# 1144815 , Reply# 11   3/18/2022 at 21:11 (755 days old) by DADoES (TX,†U.S. of A.)        

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This is the motor for model MDB4949SHZ0 and MDB4949SHZ1 per parts diagrams.

The label says 0.18 HP.† That's approx (a bit less than) 1/5 (0.20) horsepower.† 1/3 horsepower is 0.33 HP.

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Post# 1144889 , Reply# 12   3/19/2022 at 19:42 (754 days old) by Moon1234 (Wisconsin)        

We have a Miele Crystal dishwasher that has been installed for about three years. It does three to four loads of dishes per day. Had one issue with the self opening door mechanism that Miele fixed promptly.

In the ten years before that we had two of and three Bosch dishwashers. Nothing holds up so we just paid for Miele and have been pretty pleased. Has a built-in water softener and does a good job.

Post# 1144890 , Reply# 13   3/19/2022 at 19:47 (754 days old) by Moon1234 (Wisconsin)        

Just to follow up on the above that is around 6500 hours on the dishwasher. We havenít found any other residential brand that will hold up to our use.

Post# 1144922 , Reply# 14   3/20/2022 at 12:14 (754 days old) by mark_wpduet (Lexington KY)        

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3 to 4 loads per day....damn

Post# 1144934 , Reply# 15   3/20/2022 at 15:03 (754 days old) by Jerrod_Six (Eastern Pennsylvania, USA)        


What model number do you have?

Post# 1144961 , Reply# 16   3/20/2022 at 22:03 (753 days old) by Moon1234 (Wisconsin)        

We have a Miele Crystal G6665.

Post# 1144986 , Reply# 17   3/21/2022 at 15:58 (753 days old) by Jerrod_Six (Eastern Pennsylvania, USA)        


Post# 1146294 , Reply# 18   4/11/2022 at 15:38 (732 days old) by yugi (Knoxville, TN)        

The unit which I have in the unit is 9 years old, and started having multiple issues.
I'm planning to buy one of the following, from cheapest to more expensive:
Amana ADB1400AGS
Whirlpool WDF330PAHS
Whirlpool WDF520PADM
What would you choose?

Post# 1146303 , Reply# 19   4/11/2022 at 17:41 (732 days old) by IIIJohnnyMacIII (North Carolina)        

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Iím not sure about the GE. However, I personally havenít had luck with that particular Whirlpool wash system.

Post# 1146322 , Reply# 20   4/11/2022 at 20:42 (731 days old) by lakewebsterkid (Dayton, Ohio)        
Rental property?

Sounds like you need a PowerClean!
No filter to maintain, bulletproof, and somewhat fool proof performance.

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