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Need a new dishwasher - thinking of Bosch - ya or na?

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Need a new dishwasher - thinking of Bosch - ya or na?

Our Samsung dishwasher has gone kaput and the cost and availability of facts is such that we might as well get a new dishwasher. Our repair guy recommended a Whirlpool brand and not Samsung/LG. Even Bosch was "well they are nicely made but they have a lot of electronics that can go wrong".

Looking at the base models, most of them start in the $800-$900, so a decent one is at least $1,000 - which is a bit but we want it to last.
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I have a Bosch. Been running it every other 2 days for the last 5 years. No problem.
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I've been very happy with the Whirlpool units that have been in my last two homes. Super quiet, and clean way better than the older units I've dealt with in the past.
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Ya. Bosch bought 11 years ago. Still running with no problems.
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Have a Bosch 800 series and no issues either, running on average every 2nd day last year and half.
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Go with Bosch, we got a Frigidaire and i highly regret this, its so very very cheaply built it screams garbage. For the same price we could have bought a bosch entry level series. Dont even consider something else.
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+1 for Bosch. Had a Whirlpool before for about 15 years, but it was like a jet engine when it ran. Been using Bosch since and super happy with it.
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I have a Bosch. 8 years old. Was running fine until about 2 months ago when there seems to be a problem with the soap dispenser. It was not releasing the dishwasher soap. I checked some Youtube videos, learned how to clean it out thoroughly. I also started using the tabs instead of powdered soap. Now it kind of works, will clean the bottom rack OK but the top rack is sort of hit and miss, will clean about 1/2 of dishes in the top rack. I saw on Youtube that I can order a new soap dispenser and try to install it. Looks a bit tricky and it might or might not fix the problem. Anyways, looking at the big picture here I am not displeased with Bosch - I think I got my money's worth since it worked 8 years without a problem. If I can't resolve the current problem with my dishwasher, I think I would go with another Bosch, in light of my own experience and other comments in the thread.
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My old house ran a Bosch dishwasher for 9 years running every second day. Thing ran like a champ until I sold the place.
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Our old (made in Germany) Bosch lasted 10 years before it leaked and needed to be scrapped. Our current Miele is at 11 years and still going strong. Between these two brands, it comes down to features and price.
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have a bosch 800 series from back in 2012/2013...we run it every night (full house).

The only thing i've had to change is the door springs...they are put together with a nylon ropes which wears away and snaps...causing the door to drop straight down....this has happened twice...easy fix
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+2....or is it 8 for Bosch. I went from a whirlpool to a Bosch. It is great, Next one will be a Bosch too
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pardnme wrote: have a bosch 800 series from back in 2012/2013...we run it every night (full house).

The only thing i've had to change is the door springs...they are put together with a nylon ropes which wears away and snaps...causing the door to drop straight down....this has happened twice...easy fix
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. Every dishwasher made is full of electronics. There are no mechanical controls these days on any large appliance regardless of it having touch pads or dials.
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I also have an entry level Bosch and no complaints here.

I would take the repair guys comment about Bosch with a grain of salt....he may get more calls to fix Bosch because so many people have them. The overall percentage that breakdown maybe very small. I'd take more what CR says and folks that have had Bosch for a long time.
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CaptSmethwick wrote: Our old (made in Germany) Bosch lasted 10 years before it leaked and needed to be scrapped. Our current Miele is at 11 years and still going strong. Between these two brands, it comes down to features and price.
It was a toss up between higher end Bosch or higher end Miele (both about the same price) when we renovated our kitchen.

Miele won out since Bosch did not have the inside door tracks for the lowest pull out rack. This rack kept twisting off the door and had to be straightened out. With a rack of dishes this would be annoying.

Miele had the track and other features that won out. Running strong for 7 years 2 -3 loads per week without any problems. Entry level Miele were also better than entry level Bosch imo.
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We have a bosch 800 series for 6 years now and run it every day with zero issues. We bought it as we had a previous dishwasher and while it worked well it was as loud as a thrashing machine.

With an renovated, open concept we wanted something super quiet. The Bosch 800 series has been phenomenal, cannot even hear it when it runs.
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Previously working in the field, Bosch is generally one of the most sought after units for dishwashers. You're repair guy talking about "a lot of electronics" seems a bit narrow minded since basically they all have a lot of electronics.

But going on general recommendations Bosch is leading the pack at the excellence level in consumer reports. You don't need to spend an arm and a leg on the high end models unless there's a feature you like.
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Another vote for Bosch here.
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