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kenmore dishwasher model# 630-13902011.
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Post# 1177329   4/6/2023 at 15:22 (436 days old) by GELaundry4ever (Nacogdoches, TX, USA)        

Hey guys. Has anybody tried this dishwasher? What did you like or dislike?


Post# 1177419 , Reply# 1   4/7/2023 at 11:34 (435 days old) by GELaundry4ever (Nacogdoches, TX, USA)        
filtering system and arm operation

Does this have a food chopper or removable filter? Do the arms alternate, run at the same time, or both? I am anxious to know about this dishwasher. I'm thinking about using it as my daily driver. I hate washing dishes by hand, so I am not gonna complain. I may request that my personal attendant wash the pots and pans by hand, while I use the dishwasher for everyday dishes.

Post# 1180068 , Reply# 2   5/7/2023 at 20:16 (405 days old) by GELaundry4ever (Nacogdoches, TX, USA)        

I am actually going to check out the dishwasher as I move into my apartment. Question does it have a vertical or horizontal pump module? Also, how often do they cavitate during the wash cycle?

Post# 1180091 , Reply# 3   5/8/2023 at 10:18 (404 days old) by rinso (Meridian Idaho)        

I had a Kitchen Aid clone Kenmore Elite. It never dried very well, but it did a good job of cleaning. After 6 years its main motor failed. I replaced it with a TOL Kitchen Aid. It doesn't dry very well either.

Post# 1180148 , Reply# 4   5/8/2023 at 21:44 (404 days old) by GELaundry4ever (Nacogdoches, TX, USA)        
dishwasher drying and observations

I want to make some observations here. First off, I tested the dishwasher and ran some Cascade dishwasher cleaner through it. I've noticed that the pumps were dc driven pumps as opposed to the AC ones. I believe these run all arms at once. It's the model starting with 630. I actually have dry assist activated and rinse aid set to 6. It does have a heating element, but it is concealed. When I opened it up abruptly, I received a faceful of water.
I got to try some very dirty loads as I don't like to prerinse, and I hate washing dishes by hand. Oh, it's smaller too. It uses condensation dry instead of heated dry.

Post# 1180225 , Reply# 5   5/9/2023 at 18:17 (403 days old) by GELaundry4ever (Nacogdoches, TX, USA)        
loading patterns

What are the recommended loading patterns for this dishwasher? I've never played with a European dishwasher before but I'm willing to learn. I'm grateful to have a dishwasher in the first place. I have all Cascade products so I'm anxious to see how they work in a Bosch built Kenmore.

Post# 1180313 , Reply# 6   5/10/2023 at 22:30 (402 days old) by GELaundry4ever (Nacogdoches, TX, USA)        
sanitize option

I noticed that my dishwasher doesn't have a sanitize option button. How do I activate the sanitize option? The manual doesn't make it easy.

Post# 1180320 , Reply# 7   5/11/2023 at 00:06 (402 days old) by DADoES (TX, U.S. of A.)        

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The Pots & Pans cycle meets NSF (National Sanitation Foundation) requirements.  It's the only choice for Sanitize.  There's no separate Sanitize option available for other cycles.  The Sanitized light on the display will illuminate when the cycle is complete if the required temperature is attained and held for the required amount of time.

The manual advises that the Sanitized light may fail to illuminate if the water supply temperature is too hot, which reduces water heating time and shortens the exposure time of the load.  Sanitizing involves not only the temperature of the water but also the length of time to which the dishware is exposed to the high-temp water.

Post# 1180341 , Reply# 8   5/11/2023 at 09:27 (402 days old) by nmassman44 (Brooksville Florida)        

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That dishwasher is built by Bosch. The only cycle that has any sanitizing is the Pots and Pans cycle since it gets the wash portion up to 160F and the final rinse as well. I had a Bosch dishwasher that was here in the house that we live in here in FL and it did a decent job but my gawd was lacking in capacity and tine spacing for plates. But that said this dishwasher does NOT use all arms at once to clean the load. It will alternate between the lower and upper arms and on occasion the top shower. One thing is make sure that the filter is cleaned every month and use a toothbrush to get between the folds of the fine mesh screen. The other thing is that this dishwasher, or at least the Ascenta Bosch that I had , is that if one has chunky dishes like thick plates the tines are not forgiving , Corelle plates do quite well here since they are thin.

The Bosch that I had had the plastic sump area that was mated to the stainless steel part of the tub. There was no base pan in the one I had which kinda of surprised me when I took it out to install the current LG dishwasher that resides there now. The LG holds quite bit more and has more features that I love and everything comes out spotless.

Post# 1180352 , Reply# 9   5/11/2023 at 13:25 (401 days old) by GELaundry4ever (Nacogdoches, TX, USA)        
pump questions

What is the configuration of this pump? Is it vertical or horizontal? Also, is it single or variable speed? And finally, does it run all arms simultaneously or do they alternate?

Post# 1180353 , Reply# 10   5/11/2023 at 13:31 (401 days old) by GELaundry4ever (Nacogdoches, TX, USA)        
spray arm question

I have the spray arm question answered. The question is, which arm does it start with first during operation? What's the sequence?

Post# 1180527 , Reply# 11   5/13/2023 at 16:17 (399 days old) by GELaundry4ever (Nacogdoches, TX, USA)        
dishwasher sanitize and spray power

I figured out that the pots and pans cycle did a sani rinse by default. I also activated the turbo clean option. Does it run the bottom arm longer or are there turbo jets that are hidden? I noticed that the bottom arm is forceful. I once got a faceful of water when I opened it quickly. It was during the smart wash.

Post# 1180706 , Reply# 12   5/15/2023 at 21:11 (397 days old) by GELaundry4ever (Nacogdoches, TX, USA)        
loads of dishes

So far, I ran 2 loads of dishes, and I will run the last one. I used smart wash and turbo clean. I noticed that the turbo clean runs the pump at full force for a longer period of time.

Post# 1180765 , Reply# 13   5/16/2023 at 16:28 (396 days old) by GELaundry4ever (Nacogdoches, TX, USA)        

The maintenance man finally put brand new wheels on the bottom rack. Now it glides nice and smooth.

Post# 1180886 , Reply# 14   5/18/2023 at 00:00 (395 days old) by GELaundry4ever (Nacogdoches, TX, USA)        
dishwasher results

I have to say that the dishwasher got everything cleaned.

Post# 1181435 , Reply# 15   5/28/2023 at 23:01 (384 days old) by GELaundry4ever (Nacogdoches, TX, USA)        
user manual and operation

I did find the user's manual online, and I have to say it was very easy to use. What I'm trying to figure out is what arm operates first. To me, it sounds like the arms all operate at once.


Post# 1181436 , Reply# 16   5/28/2023 at 23:10 (384 days old) by GELaundry4ever (Nacogdoches, TX, USA)        
user's manual

Here's the actual user's manual. I noticed how it says the turbo clean option is for the lower rack. I'm wondering if this stays at the full pressure constantly during the cycle.


Post# 1187515 , Reply# 17   8/13/2023 at 15:15 (307 days old) by GELaundry4ever (Nacogdoches, TX, USA)        
dishwasher update

The dishwasher is still working. The serial# is 900552770. It was built in 2010 in December from what I was told and found out online. I don't see any turbo wash spray jets. It does run at normal and high pressures. How does turbo clean work if there's no turbo jets? I believe both arms run at once. I also use Cascade Complete in citrus breeze and Cascade power dry. I use the highest rinse aid setting and dry assist as well. It's still working after several challenging loads.

Post# 1187549 , Reply# 18   8/14/2023 at 06:41 (307 days old) by GELaundry4ever (Nacogdoches, TX, USA)        
place of manufacture

Where was this dishwasher manufactured?

Post# 1189099 , Reply# 19   9/1/2023 at 16:05 (288 days old) by GELaundry4ever (Nacogdoches, TX, USA)        

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Post# 1189100 , Reply# 20   9/1/2023 at 16:17 (288 days old) by Gelaundry4ever (Nacogdoches, TX, USA)        
dishwasher photos

Here's a picture of the dishwasher. I hope the picture is clear enough to see.

Post# 1189101 , Reply# 21   9/1/2023 at 16:24 (288 days old) by GELaundry4ever (Nacogdoches, TX, USA)        

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Post# 1189103 , Reply# 22   9/1/2023 at 16:46 (288 days old) by Gelaundry4ever (Nacogdoches, TX, USA)        
Kenmore dishwasher pictures

Here are pictures of the dishwasher.

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Post# 1194077 , Reply# 23   11/22/2023 at 15:59 (206 days old) by GELaundry4ever (Nacogdoches, TX, USA)        
dishwasher update

I have an update. I think my dishwasher likes Finish products better than Cascade. I found the platinum packs suds for some reason. Granted, they seem to do a good job.

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