Woo Hoo! I just fixed my vintage dishwasher all by myself!!

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  1. capnjim

    capnjim

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    So I have a 1972 Kitchenaide dishwasher. Its worked great for the 10yrs I have owned it. I bought it for 50$. The seller told me it was 10-15yrs old. Imagine my surprise when I found out it was from 1972!!! I have a tiny kitchen and its a portable, not many full sized portables on the market so I was sad when it stopped working.
    I took it all apart and in one of the little valve/relay thingies, I find a small shard of glass. The valve has a rubber diaghram and a spring so I guess it works on pressure. Put her back together, and she lives! I think these things are literally made to last forever. All of the guts and inside parts look like new....nary a speck of rust or corrosion.
    Anyone else have a vintage dishwasher??
  2. DerHoggz

    DerHoggz I like cats :| Banned

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    Is it road-worn?
  3. blastoff99

    blastoff99

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    My husband's kinda vintage. Does that count?
  4. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

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    I think it needs flats.
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  6. capnjim

    capnjim

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    Its not road worn at all....I think its made a lot better than any guitar! The paint and chrome look like new. Not to mention, I have three kids and this thing is used and abused! Its a portable and my kitchen is small so it doubles as a counter-top. Every day! I couldn't live without it not only for its mystical washing abilities, but also for its wonderfull counter top space.
    They sure don't make them like they used to.

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  7. nashvillebill

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    So, what's the best dishwasher for metal?
  8. ThatBassistDude

    ThatBassistDude

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    It would work better with tortoiseshell and sunburst
  9. Mysterion

    Mysterion Supporting Member

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    If that had flowered Contact paper on the sides, it would be my parents' old dishwasher...

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