The dishwasher is a G.E. Vince asked the repairman today if there’s a “lemon law” where after so many times of being repaired, the dishwasher gets replaced. The repairman said no but he said G.E. is one of the best about replacing appliances that have given lots of problems so that made us feel better.
Here’s where you’re going to have to use your imagination. You know how there’s the rack for glasses? This is one of the dishwashers with one of the little flat trays at the very top for knives, lids, etc. But, underneath the tray that holds the glasses is a little plastic wand and it goes from side to side. I thought it was making the noise when it was hitting the sides but the repairman hooked it to where it couldn’t move and we still heard the noise.
There’s a little “fan” looking thing that hangs down from the plastic wand and the fan is what turns and sends water up to the glasses. The “fan” thing kinda snaps into a little plastic tube that hangs down from the wand. Got all that?
The fan was very wobbly, much like a loose ceiling fan. As it turned, the blade was going up and hitting the basket holding the glasses. There are two long blades and two short blades and once it got to wobbling, the back blade would hit, then the front blade would hit, then the back blade would hit and the front blade would hit and that continued through the whole dishwasher process. It made a loud popping noise every time it hit.
The repairman looked at it and since it was the part the previous repairman had already replaced, he called G.E. and they knew exactly what was wrong. The little fan thing was not snapped into the plastic tube completely. Really? A $1,700 dishwasher plus a $400 extended warranty and this is what we get.
We’ll see what happens with it. For now, it’s quiet. Let’s hope it lasts.
I asked the repairman if there was any hope for it ever drying the dishes. He laughed and said “probably not”. I guess I’ll just keep taking the dishes out of the dishwasher and spreading them out on dish towels and letting them air dry. Ridiculous! I don’t blame the dishwasher though. I think that’s due to all the requirements for energy efficiency – kinda like having a clothes dryer that can’t get hot enough to dry the clothes because that would require too much energy!
On a positive note, the repair company has been great. They always show up on time. They always schedule an appointment and keep it. They always call when leaving the last stop and let us know they’re on their way. The repairmen have always been courteous and nice.