Summary: Had this whirlpool dishwasher for 2.5 years and the motor seized up. Repair dude costs us $89.95 to listen to it for 5 seconds and tell us what we feared, $400 to fix a $400 dishwasher. Had 2 yr warranty, go figure.
Summary: After taxes and delivery, I paid $400 for this dishwasher. It failed twice under the 1 yr warranty. I then purchased the 1 yr extended warranty. 3 months after that expired it failed again. Entirely frustrated that this didn't last and it was a burden having it. If it lasted, I would have rated 3.5 stars since it cleaned most things well and was quiet enough. Would not recommend this machine.
Summary: I purchased this model last August (August 30, 2010) and it now needs a new control panel (approximately $200). I am very displeased with the Whirlpool name now and will not purchase another Whirlpool appliance.
Summary: Same exact thing as all the other negative reviews on this one. Bought due to the positive reviews in consumer reports and also because we had a 10 year old Whirlpool Gold that worked great. Thought Whirlpool would be a quality brand. Same symptoms, If I have to fill my dishwasher on both racks, I have to remove all the bottom rack items and then put the 'still' dirty items from the top rack in and run it again. So much for energy savings!
Summary: We bought this dishwasher a year and half ago because of decent reviews and because Consumer Reports rated it favorably. I'm disappointed to say that we will be spending over $225 to get the control panel fixed after it quit working. We didn't buy the cheapest model because we wanted something with nice features that would last. I will say that this is the LAST time that I will buy a Whirlpool appliance.
Summary: We purchased this dishwasher almost two months ago. It worked pretty good and even cleaned the non-stick skillets, something our 20yr-old dishwasher did not do. But then recently Cascade changed the detergent formula, and now the non-stick surfaces do not come clean any more. Just as well though, as I think it was ruining the aluminum.
Summary: I am surprised at the low reviews this dishwasher got. I got it because it was a low priced, highly-rated dishwasher recommended in "Consumer Reports". Compared to my previous dishwasher, it is quiet and cleans upper and bottom rack beautifully. As the manufacturer points out, it does require the use of a rinse aid to keep the glassware and silverware from spotting.
Summary: I bought this dishwasher less than a year an half ago, and it was repaired under warranty one time. Our major complain was that it was not cleaning the cups on the upper rack, then it got worse and even the dishes on the lower rack were not clean. The repair man from a famous store replaced the motor. Although I advised him that there was nothing wrong with the motor. No improvement and the warranty is gone. I decided to look at it myself.
Summary: I have owned this dishwasher for just under 2 years. It has never cleaned the dishes well. I always have to rinse the dishes or there is food left on them. I use the detergent that the dishwasher recommends but it leaves a white film on the glasses and anything that is plastic. It is very noisy. My old Kenmore dishwasher always cleaned my dishes and the glasses sparkled. I wish I had it back but it stopped after 15 years. Don't waste your money on this dishwasher.