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Old 11-06-2012, 08:55 PM
 
Location: Powell, Oh
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I have a Kitchenaid dishwasher that I need to replace. It is about 8 years old. The repairman told me that the motor is shot, and I am looking at about $200 to replace.

I am budgeting about $350 to get a new one. I saw a few at Lowes in the $329-$349 range. Can you make any recommendations?

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I appreciate any feedback or recommendations!
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Old 11-06-2012, 09:06 PM
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Location: Jollyville, TX
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Frankly, they are all about the same anymore. I used to be a big Whirlpool fan, but I'm not sure they are any better or worse than the others. GE used to have a bad rep from a reliability standpoint, but they seem to have gotten better. Go with whichever one you like better or which ever is cheaper. On the lower end, there's not a lot of difference.

BTW, Kichenaid and Whirlpool are basically the same company if that makes any difference in your decision.
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Old 11-06-2012, 09:12 PM
 
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My rule of thumb is never buy a GE appliance that will be used with water.
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Old 11-06-2012, 09:35 PM
 
Location: Powell, Oh
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Frankly, they are all about the same anymore. I used to be a big Whirlpool fan, but I'm not sure they are any better or worse than the others. GE used to have a bad rep from a reliability standpoint, but they seem to have gotten better. Go with whichever one you like better or which ever is cheaper. On the lower end, there's not a lot of difference.

BTW, Kichenaid and Whirlpool are basically the same company if that makes any difference in your decision.


That is what I was thinking also. At this price range, I don't see any real standouts.
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Old 11-06-2012, 09:37 PM
 
Location: Powell, Oh
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My rule of thumb is never buy a GE appliance that will be used with water.

What is the issue? Do they leak?
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Old 11-07-2012, 01:12 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Whirlpool
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Old 11-07-2012, 10:25 AM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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We have a Maytag that has worked great for the last 11-12 yrs. we've had it.
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Old 11-07-2012, 05:09 PM
 
Location: Tigard, Oregon
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The old Maytag (we knew and loved) went out of business several years ago. Most Maytag dishwashers are now made by Amana.
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Old 11-07-2012, 05:44 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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The old Maytag (we knew and loved) went out of business several years ago. Most Maytag dishwashers are now made by Amana.
I didn't know that!
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Old 11-08-2012, 02:16 PM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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Anybody's guess now days! I would always steer clear of GE appliances though.
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