Hello, I am scouring Craigslist in MPLS/St. Paul for a good midrange
used dishwasher less than 5 years old.
When I go to look at them, are there any red flags that tell me THIS IS
A DISHWASHER TO AVOID?
Any help appreciated.
I see two of them on MPLS C-list right now. Both are results of rich
people remodeling willy-nilly, and they are the ones I am checking out.
I get lots of my stuff from rich people. $3200 Precor elliptical for
$500. Just closed on a 3-yr old Kenmore Elite washer, originally $520,
There are only two reasons why people replace a dishwasher:
1. It's sick/not working right/DOA
2. Better half has ordered a kitchen redo
That being the case, unless you see *major* kitchen refurbishing going on,
walk away from the dishwasher ;-)
Unless you are buying it from a friend you can trust.
Or where you know its not been abused.
e.g. a builder who installed a new one, but the buyers wanted an upgrade, so
it's not "new" but never used with a full warranty.
Or simply don't care
e.g. it's for a rental unit where the tenants likely will destroy it anyway
I would stick to new ones, for the bit you might save.
There is not much to break but they can still be expensive to repair
"Who refuses to pay Henlee for the free advertising"
Well, perhaps I can help. I have a used dishwasher which I'd love to
get rid of. It's a top-of-the-line Kitchen Aid and was bought about 5
years ago to replace a 20 year old Kitchen Aid that worked fine.
Really dumb mistake. Kitchen Aid was bought by someone - Whirlpool? -
and the service REALLY STINKS. It started overheating; i.e., the
water was way too hot. Probably just a thermostat. I called the
outfit I bought it from (a total of FOUR times) and they never showed
up. Then I called Kitchen Aid - they refused to help and suggested I
called a different service place. I called them, they did show up,
looked at it, said they'd get back to me and never did. Eventually, I
gave up and bought a Bosch which is quiet, and has run perfectly for
over a year. I still have the old KA, paid around $1100 for it, now
can't sell it for $100 and will probably take it to the dump.
So, the long and the short of it is don't buy Kitchen Aid. It
certainly used to be the best, but I don't think it is anymore.
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