Frigidaire FDB1502RG (Built In)

by Amber Corrieri
(Ames, IA, US)

We purchased our Frigidaire dishwasher in July of 2007 when we built our new house. We purchased it along with the matching range, microwave and refrigerator. We elected to buy the built in stainless steel model which we purchased from Factory Brand Appliances in Des Moines, IA.


We likely could have found a better deal elsewhere, but the builder that built our house contracted with this company for appliances, so we did not have much choice in terms of vendors. They did offer us a fairly nice deal for the entire suite of products. If I remember correctly, the appliances all together for the kitchen costs around 1000.00.

Now that we have been using the dishwasher for a little over a year, we are fairly satisfied. It looks great in our kitchen and the stainless steel does not get too many fingerprints and does not scratch. As for functionality, I would rate it satisfactory to good.

It runs pretty quiet and does have a number of cycle options such as normal, high temp, sanitize, and pots and pans. I can put my non stick cookware in the dishwasher and it comes out clean and does not ruin the non stick surface. The only complaint that I would have is that it doesn't dry quite thoroughly and when it does, it leaves residue on glasses.

I have used the dishwasher cleaner on a regular basis and that seems to help, but does not eliminate the problem. In Frigidaire's defense, I have never had a dishwasher that worked perfectly, so I will give them the benefit of the doubt.

All in all, we have been pleased. As I said before, it runs quietly, cleans well, and for the most part stays clean. If you are looking for a reasonably priced dishwasher that looks nice and is effective, I would definitely recommend. Stainless steel looks great in any home and this is definitely no exception. It is worth the buy for the money.

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Feb 14, 2011
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Horrible unit
by: Still Have Dirty Dishes

In the last year since we bought it, we've had to have the entire motor and pump assembly replaced three times due to poor spray output and a high pitched screeching noise (loud) that we've nicknamed "screamer fireworks". Stay far, far away from this unit.

Jan 19, 2009
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Needs to be cleaned regularly
by: Sydney Woods

I bought the Frigidaire stainless steel (model number FDB1502RGC) dishwasher after my 15 year old GE dishwasher sprung a leak. I loved the crisp look of the stainless steel and the easy clean menu pad, all the buttons are touch and have no cracks for a mess to get into.

I also required the top rack to have the spinning washing arm just like the bottom, this model had it. Thus I paid a little more than the least expensive model Lowe’s Home Improvement store had on display. I installed the dishwasher myself, the model is light and easy to move around making it a quick and easy installation.

I had a slight leak about a month after it was installed, it turned out to be the door seal. Something had lodged into the seal causing it to leak. I simply wiped the seal and haven’t had a problem since. The only other complaint that I have is it doesn’t wash as well as my older model, I think some power is lost between the two.

If I leave food on the dishes and it comes off (sometimes it doesn’t) often the food is trapped in the screen at the bottom. My older model had one but I never had to clean it, just had to run a cleaner once a month and it was golden. The Frigidaire model however has to have it’s screen cleaned (or no food on the dishes), if not the food sits there and causes an odor. To clean the screen there is some disassembling required.

Other than the one leak, little loss of power and cleaning it’s been a good dishwasher, I really love the sanitize option with young children. I would recommend this to friends and family however I wouldn’t recommend it to someone who wants to put dishes in with dried on food or someone who isn’t willing to clean the unit monthly to bi monthly.

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