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Topic # 235968 11-May-2018 17:44
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F & P Elba dishwasher has had yet another failure, one of many inside and outside of warranty, so it's time for us to part ways, I'm done with fixing it.

 

So we are going to get a new dishwasher, free standing, and it won't be a F&P as their purchase by Haier has been reflected in their product quality.....

 

Looking for a recommendation on dishwashers. Thinking about the Samsung waterwall model, but open to opinions of other brands, or things to stay away from.

 

 

 

So the good, bad and the ugly....

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 2014217 11-May-2018 18:08
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I would have thought that a specialist would be a good point of first contact in this instance. Expecting Geekzone to provide better guidance than High Street retailers is possibly a bit of a stretch.

 

Find a specialist, there are plenty around - often with years of knowledge and experience. You might find the (small) additional cost for the benefit of proven experience far outweighs the downside cost of failures, downtime and inconvenience.


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  Reply # 2014218 11-May-2018 18:11
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DaveB:

 

I would have thought that a specialist would be a good point of first contact in this instance. Expecting Geekzone to provide better guidance than High Street retailers is possibly a bit of a stretch.

 

Find a specialist, there are plenty around - often with years of knowledge and experience. You might find the (small) additional cost for the benefit of proven experience far outweighs the downside cost of failures, downtime and inconvenience.

 

 

how many "high street" retailers use what they sell?


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  Reply # 2014253 11-May-2018 18:42
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DaveB:

 

I would have thought that a specialist would be a good point of first contact in this instance. Expecting Geekzone to provide better guidance than High Street retailers is possibly a bit of a stretch.

 

 

A retailer is the last one to ask. They'll sell you A)What they're trying to get rid of or B)The thing they make the most off

 

 

 

Ask a REPAIR guy.

 

I have.

 

 


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  Reply # 2014258 11-May-2018 18:49
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we got a westinghouse recently. went well until there was an issue, one month in since failure and I'm still waiting for parts to be delivered.......


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  Reply # 2014261 11-May-2018 18:53
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We bought a Bosch Series 6, Super Silence. Works well. I thought it was faulty, turned it on, nothing. It was Super Silent! 15 place seeing, top shelf cutlery drawer, its good.


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  Reply # 2014271 11-May-2018 19:08
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Just bought one yesterday.

 

Do your own research and don't bother with the idiots at the stores. We walked into Harvey Norman on Sunday, asked the bloke what features a particular washing machine had (we needed one of those as well) and he opened it, pulled out the manual and handed it to us. Then gave us a mouthful when we asked if he could better then price for cash.

 

We went with Bosch for both. The F&P washing machine has been nothing but trouble but the dishwasher we just went with the update of the Bosch we've had for 8 years. It's been two, sometimes three, times a day for 8 years and not missed a beat. The heater went on it this week which is supposed to be a bugger to DIY so we just replaced it.

 

 


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  Reply # 2014276 11-May-2018 19:22
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Have a look at the german made  miele ones, which I am considering for my next one.  You get what you pay for.


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  Reply # 2014279 11-May-2018 19:24
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We went with Bosch for both. The F&P washing machine has been nothing but trouble but the dishwasher we just went with the update of the Bosch we've had for 8 years. It's been two, sometimes three, times a day for 8 years and not missed a beat. The heater went on it this week which is supposed to be a bugger to DIY so we just replaced it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I though F&P washing machines were historically quite reliable. I have one of the ones when they sere still made in NZ, and 10 years old, although the wash isn't as good as the frontloaders I have used.


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  Reply # 2014283 11-May-2018 19:36
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I though F&P washing machines were historically quite reliable. I have one of the ones when they sere still made in NZ, and 10 years old, although the wash isn't as good as the frontloaders I have used.

 

 

In the 8 years we've had the Bosch dishwasher the first F&P washing machine we had was repaired three times under warranty and when the guy came out for a fourth time it was replaced with the one we've just binned. We bought F&P dishdrawers and a fridge 14 years ago. The fridge is still going but has had all the plastics and trays replaced and the dishdrawers actually caught fire which is where the Bosch came in. 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 2014286 11-May-2018 19:38
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i would also avoid the plastic base ones in favor of the stainless.  They seem to be popular at the moment

 

 


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  Reply # 2014323 11-May-2018 20:07
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I tend to buy the model Consumer rates as best....I haven't been disappointed. 





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  Reply # 2014326 11-May-2018 20:19
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We had a LG which was recommended by Consumer, but we had so many problems with it that we eventually got our money back . We then went and bought a Bosch, which has been great, except for the detergent dispenser, which seems to be a known problem. We just use tablets now, which has so.ved that problem.

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  Reply # 2014330 11-May-2018 20:32
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If your house layout is open plan, go for the quietest you can afford. We have an Asko dishwasher and can't hear it when it's in full cycle. Had it for 7 years and had an issue about 2 years ago which was covered under CGA. No issues since.

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  Reply # 2014396 11-May-2018 21:17
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tdgeek:

We bought a Bosch Series 6, Super Silence. Works well. I thought it was faulty, turned it on, nothing. It was Super Silent! 15 place seeing, top shelf cutlery drawer, its good.

 

 

I think that was also the one that Consumer had as top-rated.

 

 

Which also answers the OP's question: Consumer is what you need to check for the answer.

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