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

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by capnjim, Feb 19, 2014.

  1. capnjim


    Mar 13, 2008
    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

    Feb 13, 2009
    Western Pennsylvania
    Is it road-worn?
  3. blastoff99

    blastoff99 Supporting Member

    Dec 17, 2011
    SW WA
    My husband's kinda vintage. Does that count?
  4. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

    I think it needs flats.
  5. capnjim


    Mar 13, 2008
    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.


  6. So, what's the best dishwasher for metal?
  7. It would work better with tortoiseshell and sunburst
  8. Mysterion


    Jan 10, 2012
    If that had flowered Contact paper on the sides, it would be my parents' old dishwasher...