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whirlpool cause fires
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-ne...-in-london
All those flammable dishwashers....
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data also reveals that the largest number of fires – across all the brands named – involved washing machines (908), followed by tumble dryers (608), refrigerators (600), dishwashers (426), washer-dryers (192) and spin dryers (69). The data relates to the 33 London boroughs and a population of approximately 8.4 million people.
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Go take a look at a photo of the inside. See those blue/purple things on the top rack? On my last whirlpool I had to replace those things every couple of months. They're called 'tine clips' and they cost about $20 each or so when you order them online. That piece of $$%@ lasted just over 3 years and then the bottom seal went and it leaked all over my wood floors. No more whirlpool for me. I paid money for a Miele and haven't had a regret since. Yeah it was pricey, but at least it will last.
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Go take a look at a photo of the inside. See those blue/purple things on the top rack? On my last whirlpool I had to replace those things every couple of months. They're called 'tine clips' and they cost about $20 each or so when you order them online. That piece of $$%@ lasted just over 3 years and then the bottom seal went and it leaked all over my wood floors. No more whirlpool for me. I paid money for a Miele and haven't had a regret since. Yeah it was pricey, but at least it will last.
So what if an inexpensive dishwasher only lasts 3-5 years? What's the big deal about getting a new one that often? For approximately $300 - $350 you can get a good dishwasher without all the unnecessary fluff features that you don't NEED. It's not hard to replace and replacement parts are plentiful, including seals and clips that you can find for cheaper than $20.

It's the same argument I use against buying those expensive Dyson vacuums. Why not buy the $50 Bissell readily available multiple times a year from Amazon and Walmart? They last 3-4 years and then you get a new vacuum every few years instead of spending $500 on a Dyson that you HOPE lasts a long time and maintains suction power. To each their own, but for me, I'd rather stick to the inexpensive stuff and just get a new one every few years.

My Whirlpool dishwasher (and fridge, washer, and dryer) have all been great and lasted years without issue. I did replace the duckbill drain valve on my fridge since that was a result of a bad design but the kit was sent to me free from whirlpool and the whole project took about 40 minutes with videos on YouTube of how to do it.
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While this model is nice and has a stainless tub which helps with noise insulation, as well as the third rack on top, I would recommend going with the Whirlpool 500 series units that can regularly by found for $300ish with sales at multiple hardware stores (sometimes Best Buy and Amazon will price match). You don't need any of the features on this 900 series and the washing mechanisms are close to the same. If you are a cost-conscious consumer and $550 is too expensive, check out the Whirlpool 500 series dishwashers. Mine has been great for years with no problems. Sure it has a plastic tub and no third rack on top, but for 40% less than this, it may be a better buy for some slick dealers.
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whirlpool cause fires
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-ne...-in-london
This information isn't valuable unless you also share how many of the same brands were purchased over the same period.

More Honda Civics break down than Land Rovers. It doesn't mean they're less reliable; just that they're more prevalent. You have to show it as a percentage of total population, not in aggregate.
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Go take a look at a photo of the inside. See those blue/purple things on the top rack? On my last whirlpool I had to replace those things every couple of months. They're called 'tine clips' and they cost about $20 each or so when you order them online. That piece of $$%@ lasted just over 3 years and then the bottom seal went and it leaked all over my wood floors. No more whirlpool for me. I paid money for a Miele and haven't had a regret since. Yeah it was pricey, but at least it will last.
Either you didn't search, or prices have gone down.

https://www.amazon.com/Whirlpool-...B00LHQYDJ0

http://www.appliancepartspros.com...24250.html
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whirlpool cause fires
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-ne...-in-london [theguardian.com]
I couldn't agree with you, if the entire whirlpool cause fire then the company must have been out long ago
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While this model is nice and has a stainless tub which helps with noise insulation, as well as the third rack on top, I would recommend going with the Whirlpool 500 series units that can regularly by found for $300ish with sales at multiple hardware stores (sometimes Best Buy and Amazon will price match). You don't need any of the features on this 900 series and the washing mechanisms are close to the same. If you are a cost-conscious consumer and $550 is too expensive, check out the Whirlpool 500 series dishwashers. Mine has been great for years with no problems. Sure it has a plastic tub and no third rack on top, but for 40% less than this, it may be a better buy for some slick dealers.
We bought the WDF520PADM Whirlpool dishwasher for $250 after a 10% discount at Lowes (selling for $350 right now) in early December. Although the dishwasher in this deal looks a little better, and apparently has 3 racks, I would not pay the difference. By the way, both dishwashers have similar complaints in the reviews, although ours has dried dishes well, contrary to some of the complaints listed for both dishwashers.
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So what if an inexpensive dishwasher only lasts 3-5 years? What's the big deal about getting a new one that often? For approximately $300 - $350 you can get a good dishwasher without all the unnecessary fluff features that you don't NEED. It's not hard to replace and replacement parts are plentiful, including seals and clips that you can find for cheaper than $20.

It's the same argument I use against buying those expensive Dyson vacuums. Why not buy the $50 Bissell readily available multiple times a year from Amazon and Walmart? They last 3-4 years and then you get a new vacuum every few years instead of spending $500 on a Dyson that you HOPE lasts a long time and maintains suction power. To each their own, but for me, I'd rather stick to the inexpensive stuff and just get a new one every few years.

My Whirlpool dishwasher (and fridge, washer, and dryer) have all been great and lasted years without issue. I did replace the duckbill drain valve on my fridge since that was a result of a bad design but the kit was sent to me free from whirlpool and the whole project took about 40 minutes with videos on YouTube of how to do it.
I paid $250 for my Dyson and i've had it 7 years, i belive i've gotten my money's worth,
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whirlpool cause fires
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-ne...-in-london [theguardian.com]
Did you read the article you posted? Only 8% of the Whirlpool devices causing fires were actually Whirlpool. 92% were cheaper brands owned by Whirlpool Corporation (like Hotpoint and Indesit). Also said the majority of those appliance fires were clothes washer and dryers, only 15% of total appliance fires were dishwashers. That means only 10 of the 2803 (less than half a percent) reported appliance fires were Whirlpool dishwashers.

Basically, that article means almost nothing in regards to this Whirlpool dishwasher. You have to actually read the article and not just the headline.
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http://dishwashers.reviewed.com/c...her-review this is for a different color, but gets a 6.6/10.

CR gives it a 62.

Wash performance is very good.
Energy efficiency is very good.
We judged it very good for noise.
Is very good for drying plastic items.
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So what if an inexpensive dishwasher only lasts 3-5 years? What's the big deal about getting a new one that often? For approximately $300 - $350 you can get a good dishwasher without all the unnecessary fluff features that you don't NEED. It's not hard to replace and replacement parts are plentiful, including seals and clips that you can find for cheaper than $20.

It's the same argument I use against buying those expensive Dyson vacuums. Why not buy the $50 Bissell readily available multiple times a year from Amazon and Walmart? They last 3-4 years and then you get a new vacuum every few years instead of spending $500 on a Dyson that you HOPE lasts a long time and maintains suction power. To each their own, but for me, I'd rather stick to the inexpensive stuff and just get a new one every few years.

My Whirlpool dishwasher (and fridge, washer, and dryer) have all been great and lasted years without issue. I did replace the duckbill drain valve on my fridge since that was a result of a bad design but the kit was sent to me free from whirlpool and the whole project took about 40 minutes with videos on YouTube of how to do it.
Not only do the higher quality items usually last longer, but they also work better for the entire duration. It's this disposable attitude which drives down the overall quality of goods and supports this consumerist lifestyle which fills our world with trash.

Think about how much of that cheap vacuum is made of plastic. Now imagine how many hundreds of years it is going to take for that to break down in a landfill. Imagine instead that you'd bought a higher quality item that could actually be repaired for 20-30 years. See the difference?
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