We bought our Whirlpool dishwasher two years ago to replace one that was in a house that we recently bought. We purchased the dishwasher from Sears but opted to install it ourselves.
The installation was pretty simple and straightforward and we didn't come across any problems but installing it ourselves.
We like it because it has many different cycles and options to choose from depending on how dirty the dishes are.
It also is fairly easy to load and because the silverware tray is on the door it leaves plenty of room for dishes on the top and bottom rack.
Two features that we especially like is the option it gives you to allow the machine to run a "heated dry" cycle but it also allows you to turn that feature off if you like.
We tend to hardly ever use that and allow the dishes to air dry to save on energy costs. The lock on the door so that the kids can't open it is also very convenient.
It's just really nice that there are plenty of features to choose from but not so many that you don't know what you're doing when you're trying to use it.
One thing we don't like about it is that if we load tall dishes into the middle of the bottom rack they hit against the spray arms so that we can't close the dishwasher and we're afraid the dishes could be cracked during a cycle so we have to remember not to load taller dishes in the middle which we don't like.
The dishwasher washes dishes just fine and we don't have any problems or issues with that at all.