Whirlpool DU1145XTPQA Dishwasher

by Carol
(UK)

I have had this machine for 6 months. It replaced a Kenmore that was 10 years old. The main difference between the two machines is that the Whirlpool is a *tall tub* design and the Kenmore was not. For my family of four I could get an average days worth of dishes in the Kenmore and only run the machine once a day.


The *tall tub* design of the Whirlpool cuts down on available real estate requiring me to run the machine an average of 10 times a week. I would rather have more surface area than more height in the tub. The Whirlpool has a nice cutlery basket that can sit in the bottom drawer or mounted to the inside of the dishwasher door to provide a bit more space in the bottom drawer.

I have noticed, however, that when mounted to the door the cutlery does not get as clean. It can be removed from the machine and opened for easy access to your silverware and small items or safely remove knives.

It is relatively quiet but not as quiet as some Bosches i've seen. it cleans ok. we have hard water and with that comes the occasional dirty items (one or two per load).

I'm a bit disappointed with this choice, I may go back to Kenmore next time. Hopefully I can get away from the tall tub design.

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Whirlpool Quiet Partner II DU1145XTPQ3

by Eileen
(South Carolina)

Go to consumer affairs and read posted complaints about Whirlpool dishwashers before purchasing.

This is by far the worst dishwasher I have ever owned. It has been in our new construction home for 4 years. It did not clean dishes, it left rust stains, and had a 3 hour clean cycle.

This past July 2010 the dishwasher filled our kitchen and dining room with electrical smoke and stopped working. Whirlpool replaced the burnt part and control panel. A few weeks later the dishwasher stopped working again due to a burnt fuse that was missed the first service call.

Now 6 weeks later the dishwasher has stopped working again. Whirlpool has offered us 15% off of a new product or $122.57 prorated value. Whirlpool will not stand behind this defective product.

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