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Topic # 164332 5-Feb-2015 20:44
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We have a Bosch Dishwasher. Cost $1600 when we bought it nearly 8 years ago. It's been pretty good, we like it, etc, but it's developed a fault a couple of years ago where the display works sometimes and doesn't work others, with no Rhyme or Reason, and this week the pump seems to be not working and doesn't drain the dishwasher properly. It ALSO works sometimes and not others with no describable pattern.

I am unsure what the cost of repair of both items are, but I am wondering if it's likely to approach half the value of a new one and if perhaps we should consider now to replace it. 

I am unsure if there have been significant advancements in dishwasher technology and if that should be a factor in the decision. I hate fixing stuff, I almost always replace, because in my experience once stuff starts to go wrong, it's never the same. 

I have no interest or skills with which to repair it myself.


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  Reply # 1231937 5-Feb-2015 20:50
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get a quote to fix it man, then make a decision.

If it's Bosch it is pretty likely it's a decent model - so unless it has horrific water efficiency I doubt buying new will be worth it.

But until you get a quote on getting it fixed - who knows.



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  Reply # 1231943 5-Feb-2015 21:00
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wasabi2k: get a quote to fix it man, then make a decision.

If it's Bosch it is pretty likely it's a decent model - so unless it has horrific water efficiency I doubt buying new will be worth it.

But until you get a quote on getting it fixed - who knows.


Quote is $120 from Abel, if we proceed with a repair they waive it, but spending $120 to get a quote seems pricey.

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  Reply # 1231945 5-Feb-2015 21:05
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Hmmm - just re-read and saw 8 years ago.

Might be worth having a look around and seeing what you would replace it with.

8 years ago parts might be an issue.

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  Reply # 1231947 5-Feb-2015 21:07
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I would pay the $120 for sure

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  Reply # 1231956 5-Feb-2015 21:17
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Don't Bosch products have something like a 25 year warranty?  I'm pretty sure mine has as a super long warranty....

I could be dreaming, I'll have to check my paperwork now though in case i've somehow tricked myself.



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  Reply # 1231964 5-Feb-2015 21:24
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2 Years from DOP, and with CGA 5 years depending. 8 Years probably a stretch.


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  Reply # 1231975 5-Feb-2015 21:27
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"Direct drive" dishwashers are a thing these days... Apparently really quiet. Looking at getting one in the next 6 months.
I have no idea how a dishwasher can be "direct drive", but it works for our washing machine. 

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  Reply # 1232019 5-Feb-2015 21:52
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Time for a new one...
Quieter, more power and water efficient.
Some of the new 15 place dishwashers look quite spangly, the cuttlery drawers in particular.

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  Reply # 1232059 5-Feb-2015 23:24
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blakamin: "Direct drive" dishwashers are a thing these days... Apparently really quiet. Looking at getting one in the next 6 months.
I have no idea how a dishwasher can be "direct drive", but it works for our washing machine. 


Arent most dishwashers water driven?

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  Reply # 1232067 6-Feb-2015 00:11

Yeah I had to make a similar call end of last year.

We have a LG washing machine (direct drive etc cost me $3000 at the time) bought it like 6 years ago.

Got a quote to repair it and it was $150 all up. Decided that was worth more then then forking out another 2-3k for a new washing machine.

Personally i would pay the $120 and just see for all you know could cost you $100 to fix and the waive the quote so doesn't sound to bad.



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  Reply # 1232070 6-Feb-2015 00:59
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Older dishwashers would actually get things dry. I have used 2 newer ones in peoples houses and things sit in them wet once they are finished because apparantly drying uses too much power.

If yours is old enough to have an element that gets things hot so they dry then definatly repair.




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  Reply # 1232071 6-Feb-2015 01:00
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richms: Older dishwashers would actually get things dry. I have used 2 newer ones in peoples houses and things sit in them wet once they are finished because apparantly drying uses too much power.

If yours is old enough to have an element that gets things hot so they dry then definatly repair.


Yah drying isn't good in new washing machines either. 
Our current one dishes are too hot to touch for 3 minutes after we open to "air" it. 

It's not widely known if you don't open dishwasher when it first finishes, dishes will not dry properly. 


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  Reply # 1232072 6-Feb-2015 01:06
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richms: Older dishwashers would actually get things dry. I have used 2 newer ones in peoples houses and things sit in them wet once they are finished because apparantly drying uses too much power.

If yours is old enough to have an element that gets things hot so they dry then definatly repair.


Yah drying isn't good in new washing machines either. 
Our current one dishes are too hot to touch for 3 minutes after we open to "air" it. 

It's not widely known if you don't open dishwasher when it first finishes, dishes will not dry properly. 



F&P ones don't dry things, as we have one, and things are wet when they come out of it. Bosch though do dry fine. The older dishwashers used to have a heating element in the bottom to dry things, but todays ones tend to use a fan.

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  Reply # 1232073 6-Feb-2015 01:08
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Its no use if the machine doesnt get opened for a few days after its run if they dont actually dry because things go smelly pretty quickly when they are left in there all damp.

Its not something that is easy to find when looking at new ones. They all have stuff on them about how much power and water they use, and not how long they take or how dry things are which IMO are much more important things than a tiny amount of water or power.




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  Reply # 1232074 6-Feb-2015 01:14
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might just get an appraisal but head to kitchen things to see the new washing machines and see if they can "upsell me". 

Long weekend not a bad time to be looking for stuff. 


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