Summary: The dishwasher seized the first time we turned it on. The serviceman said the pump impeller was jammed solid, perhaps on a screw or piece of plastic left in the unit at the factory. The unit never even had a dish put in it. The entire motor/pump assembly needs to be replaced. We were told by the serviceman to not even think about asking for a replacement unit because we'll never get one from Whirlpool.
Summary: We purchased this machine in black for $650. Machine's noise level is very close to that of Bosch but has far greater capacity, heated dry, and no strainer to pull and clean. Interior really has a commercial feel with a stainless steel four arm spray unit. Cycle time is a bit long due to energy savings wait periods in the cycle to give time for dried on foods to soften.
Pretty good dishwasher - OK design - a little bit noisy but not bad -
H. Beachum, Amazon
27 September 2008
Summary: We bought this about 6 months ago from Lowes - I think our model was only $675 but we got black color, not stainless. I find it difficult to see the actual rinse aid level - I can't really tell if it's full or needs more. That is a pretty minor thing though. Also, the design is ok - not fabulous or anything - but ok for the money. I don't think it's whisper quiet or anything, but it's reasonably quiet for the price.
Summary: We purchased this dishwasher about 2 months ago and love it! We were replacing a 17-year-old Kitchenaid dishwasher that we installed when we first built our house, so of course dishwashers have advanced since then. This new Kitchenaid is MUCH quieter, MUCH roomier on both the top and bottom shelves (due to the tall tub design), and even gets our dishes cleaner. What's not to like!