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Global Wash DW to Tahoe/Point Voyager Conversion?
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Post# 1185650   7/23/2023 at 14:53 by lakewebsterkid (Dayton, Ohio)        

Has anyone tried to complete a conversion from a Global Wash machine with a filter, to a Tahoe/Point Voyager? I happened to stumble upon a newer KA with the filter that is having some issues. Instead of having issues with the diverter disc, I have considered just taking the disc out, and using the motor out of a MDB8989. The sumps seem to be nearly identical, but there are a few minor issues I might have. The need for an accumulator would be gone since I could use the filter instead, though the entire sump & pump assembly isn't too expensive. Water level would simply be fixed by removing the water flow restrictor and relying on the float switch instead.
Potential issues I have thought of:
1.) ProWash would either run all the time or would need to be disabled by installing a new feed tubes. Disabling it wouldn't be an issue for me.
2.) The motor would have the chopper blade and screen installed despite not needing to be used.
3.) The original sump with filter could still be used just to save cost and have the ability to capture larger debris from entering the wash arms, but might cause an issue with the large amount of water circulating through. So, the Tahoe sump probably is better.
4.) Not sure if the control board would realize larger power draw for the motor, if enough power would be supplied, or blowing certain fuses, etc.
5.) Programming would be designed for the lower water level, lower pressure, filter design rather than a machine running both arms at the same time. So the machine by design would likely be a bit more stingy with water changes because the turbidity would 'appear' as if the water is more clean. Might be overthinking this one.

Let me know if you guys have any insight. I know that a few have mentioned some of this before, but not sure if it would work in reality. Thanks ahead of time.

This post was last edited 07/23/2023 at 15:45
Post# 1185786 , Reply# 1   7/24/2023 at 21:19 by GELaundry4ever (Nacogdoches, TX, USA)        
whirlpool dishwasher

Why couldn't whirlpool do what they did on their recent Maytag line?

Post# 1185886 , Reply# 2   7/26/2023 at 09:26 by lakewebsterkid (Dayton, Ohio)        
That's my point..

I would basically make the conversion on my own. Though I do not have all the parts.

Post# 1186120 , Reply# 3   7/28/2023 at 22:46 by GELaundry4ever (Nacogdoches, TX, USA)        
whirlpool's own line

What's stopping Whirlpool from doing the same to their own line? They did it for Kitchenaid and Maytag.

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