Rated 4.0 out of 5Â by 300
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0Â by MissP Beautiful slate finish, terrible washer!
I purchased this dishwasher at my local Home Depot, along with the matching fridge, range and microwave. They arrived on time and were carefully brought in and hooked up by the Home Depot. I appearance is very nice, I love how much easier they are to keep clean compared to my previous stainless appliances, I really like all the appliances except for the dishwasher..... Half the time the soap doesn't open and when it does, it seems to deploy too late and leaves soap everywhere or just all over the door. Having to run my washer twice seems like a money put and a waste of time.
December 2, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0Â by Massgardener Tips for getting clean dishes
Purchased this model for the slate finish. Initially had a problem with the dishes coming out still dirty. Did some research and discovered some tips. I use the Cascade tablets. Also, make sure the Rinse Agent holder is always full. Not sure why this is necessary, but it made a BIG difference. Our hot water heater isn't the best, so I also run the kitchen faucet until the water is not, then select boost water temperature and steam.Now it cleans pretty well.
Regarding the design, I am not fond of the location of the silverware holders. You cannot place knives in the top holder or the door won't close. I moved the bottom outside holder to inside. Also, on the bottom shelf, the prongs are farther apart than necessary which means it is a little more of a challenge to place small items.
Bottom line: If you want the slate finish and need a front panel, it is a decent dishwasher and you can probably make it work if you use these tips.
May 30, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0Â by carla1 Diswhasher
This has been the worst decision. This dishwasher does not wash the dishes unless you completely rinsed everything. The silverware basket in the front prevents the soap dispenser to open and the soap is left behind. The dishwasher is loud, and it takes forever. GE, absolutely the worst engineering I have ever seen in an appliance.
June 25, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0Â by Andrew What QC?
I'll start by saying I don't have much experience running this dishwasher. After working with and installing this dishwasher recently I am extremely disappointed at the quality (or lack there of) in this dishwasher. I found ONE screw that was well threaded, the metal was either drilled/tapped at an angle and mangled, or the screw threads were mangled (more on that below).
The rear two feet were on a 10 degree angle, while the front two were "kinda" angled (enough for it to be noticeable but livable). The screws that hold the support bracket to the top of the washer were also a ways off, and the left kick plate threads were.. again.. off.
Parts Conflict: The "feet" are essentially bolts, well the two front ones will actually shave metal off of two horizontal support screws (located ~1/2" up) when screwed in! It didn't seem to mess up the threads for the legs, but it might be the support screws were softer metal. Even these support screws that were not touched during install had mangled threads.
The two rubber strips that you clip on the side of the washer to hid the gap were very wrong, there is an angled support piece that keeps them from clipping onto the dishwasher, so you have to cut off ~4-5" of the rubber strip to make it fit.
Directions: I know it is popular to write one manual for several models of dishwasher, but this was just sad. Hardly any parts looked anything like what this washer had, and some parts such as the two previously mentioned rubber strips were not the same ones pictured. Please make a manual that actually tells me what my dishwasher needs, and don't just vaguely list that I'll need a 90 degree elbow (hint: page 7 has what the two variations are for water intake).
On odd item I noticed is that my washer came with water in it, and the inside was soaked! The water discharge tube had maybe 1/4 cup of water in it, and the inside of the washer was wet. There was a faint reside like soap inside, and the bottom piece of protective cardboard (as well as energy start sheet) on the bottom shelf was soaked and floppy.
Over all fit and feel was not that great either, the pull out trays had very lose tolerances with a real cheap feeling. The door latch is far too strong as well, it is strong enough that I can feel the handle/door flex when I open it.
My wife and I love the look of the GE slate line of appliances and have started with the dishwasher before buying the others, but after the quality issues I have seen with this dishwasher, we will likely be looking to another brand.
November 28, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0Â by BobV Does a decent job, not so with the silverware. Pump a little noisey whe draining.
Had a few weeks to evaluate this unit. Love the slate color, looks great with our Home Depot cabinet re-facing (no not a commercial)! Super quiet when washing, pump makes a low pitched hum when draining, a shame when the dishwasher is so quiet, but can live with it since the only time you hear it is when the dishwasher is draining water.
The silverware baskets are in a very odd place, the front of the dishwasher, right there when you open the door. By having the baskets there, the drawers for the dishes are actually smaller than my old dishwasher and you're always grabbing dirty silverware when adding to a partially filled washer. Silverware has to be loaded upside down for the forks and spoons and knife portion down for the knives. Some of our forks have a little larger pattern on them, so they don't even fit in the slots, so depending on your pattern, the baskets may be a problem. I took off the tops of the baskets and loaded the silverware all facing downward and that was worse, poor cleaning. No jets are focused on the front baskets as I've seen on other high end washers and this certainly is not a cheap unit, would have expected better from GE. Moved the baskets to another part of the dishwasher which can be done, but still not impressed. I did solve the problem by taking the old fashioned square silverware basket out of my old dishwasher and removing the silverware basket that came with the washer from the bottom drawer. The "old" basket takes up room in the bottom drawer as it did in the old washer, but I've found at least the silverware comes out clean 99% of the time. Save the old square basket if you have one!
Cycle time is very long compared to the 3 year old Whirlpool it replaced. Even on light cycle (which seems fine for most loads) and heated dry it's probably close to 2 hours before it's done. The old Whirlpool did a load in about 75 minutes. I usually wash pots in the sink, no dishwasher really "scrubs" them very well, so can't comment on the longer cleaning cycles.
Rinse dispenser doesn't hold very much liquid, will fill more often than I did before. There have been comments about the dishwasher leaving the dishes wet. Haven't had that problem with the Heated Dry turned on, but there is still a little moisture in the washer after the heated cycle is complete. Best way to eliminate is to open the door a little when cycle is complete ... if you're still around 2 hours after the cycle started.
Overall not the best unit especially considering the price, but have come up with work-arounds for most annoying issues and will learn to live with the long wash times. We purchased all new GE Slate appliances and the Dishwasher is certainly the weak link out of the four purchased. Unfortunately no other choices in Slate at this time and there may never be. You won't be sorry you purchased this dishwasher, you just may not be extremely happy.
September 30, 2014