I feel your pain. I have learned from my experience that dishwashers are the absolute worst repair-friendly appliances to work on. I have repaired refrigerators, stoves, microwaves, washers and dryers. But dishwashers must be designed by the worst engineers to have ever graduated (if they ever).
We had a dishwasher that the soap dispenser failed to open. Should be an easy peasy fix, right? Pull out the dispenser assembly, purchase a new solenoid, install, done. Nope!
To get to that solenoid it was required to pull the unit out away from the cabinet half way (along with the associated disassembly of all H2O hoses and drain). THEN, disassemble the sides and backside of the door. The dispenser was mounted from the inside of the door, rather than attached from the facing side. Crazy!
I’ve fixed dishwashers including this one on a few occasions, and I know what you’re talking about. The problem was blinking lights that none of the advertised remedies would fix. It’s not worth it to have it serviced.
Actually if over 15 years old it is better to replace as you likely will not be able to get parts.
It’s not worth fixing. I ordered a Samsung 39db. Won’t be delivered till 12-22. Frau Grace will have my sorry butt washing dishes for a month.
Let me know how the new one works out. MY new one was designed by the automotive designers. In a addition to having cryptic icons, buttons and lights, it requires a certain order to press them. It takes about 8 hours to run a cycle, and God help you if you want to open the door once the launch sequence has begun. Drying is no longer possible, as it used energy. We are not allowed to do that.
It is a Frigidaire, to disrecommend it.
I would give anything to have an appliance with a knob.
For your soap dish friend, I would have suggested using those pod thingies.
Right. I won’t know how the new one works until sometime in January or february. I’ve been washing dishes the old fashioned way.
The thing is that the part that breaks is allways the first part the manufacturer starts with when they are going to manufacture the appliance. They build the machine around it! Our dryer squeaks and to change a ball bearing I have to disassemble the whole machine. So I run the squeaky machine until it breaks.
Many years ago I bought a 1965 Corvair.
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