I have had this model dishwasher (White Westinghouse MDB124BFS2) for about 10 years - maybe more. I bought it new and even brought it with us when we moved to another house 3 years ago. It just now started to leak so that's why I'm on the internet... looking for parts. I will rebuild this washer rather than try anything else!
I should mention that we are a family of 2 adults and 6 children. Our washer gets used at least twice daily. I love this washer!
The price is the bait. It was what I wanted to pay. I am sorry to say that I am having to return this dishwasher after only 3 uses. I am one of those rinse before loading types, habit-dishwasher over 20 years old at death. With almost clean dishes, the single spray arm even with careful loading, could not effectivly reach the top shelf. The heated dry, will leave you drying. I bought online and without much research, wrong thing to do. Totally frustrated, I went in to my local (Roch MN) Sears and luckily found Mike H. He was totally awesome at helping me find the right fit for my situation (cost was the first and main concern). So I am totally satisified with Sears, especially Mike H and his help. But the dishwasher should maybe be taken out of circulation because no one will even be satisfied and to offer such an inferior product degrades Sears reliable quality. I should have started at the store!!
My husband easily installed this dishwasher and it has worked perfectly from day one. It is MUCH quieter than we expected. (We did put a padded plastic insulating blanket over the top and sides.) The dishes are sparkling clean and I only rinse the big chunks off. To make things even better, it was on sale for $206. We couldn't be happier! Highly recommend if you just want a nice quiet dishwasher that works well. It has no fancy anything, but has everything we need. UPDATE: Over a year later and this dishwasher is going strong. Love it! No problems, still doing the dishes perfectly every day.
perfect for me. love it
Bad Quality - Drain Pump leaks water in 11 months. Damaged the kitchen floor.
it is very quiet, but the door has to be pushed hard to shut and won't stay ajar on its own but opens easily -no easy close to this which is really annoying. It also seems to not really clean the dishes all that well. They need to be cleaned before they get cleaned.
In looking at dishwashers to buy, I noticed that the inside of each machine (no matter the price) was almost identical! So essentially I was paying hundreds more for the door and cycles I'll never use. That's why I purchased this machine. This is a basic machine, but if you use a good dish washing product, the dishes come out sparkling, even without all the fancy wash cycles!
Cleans the dishes. No extras. Has a Mechanical Controls Dial - much more reliable than the commonly encountered Membrane Switches, which are failure points. You could pay a lot more, and not receive more. A bargain !
If you rinse your dishes, like I do, before loading them in the dishwasher, it does a very good job for the money. Not a dishwasher for those who load them without rinsing.
It was great for what I needed it for in a condo that I am selling. The price was excellent
Much quieter than expected, just a good basic dishwasher at a great price.
Basic function Dishwasher. Good price easy to operate.