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Dishwasher nightmare

This is a saga of 4 dishwashers that have been in my house today, but I will keep it short.

Dishwasher 1.

This was the dishwasher already installed in the house, which I was informed was not doing a good enough job of the dishes. We had replaced filters, cleaned it, etc - but still not good enough.

Dishwasher 2.

This was the dishwasher we bought second hand. But when fitted, it turned out to not draw water. The captive, proprietary, filler hose for it costs an eyewatering £110 from Bosch. Thankfully the sellers were decent people, and allowed me to give it back and get my money back.

Dishwasher 3.

This is the dishwasher we gave up on a bargain and bought new from Currys. When we got it home and unboxed, it turned out to have a broken lid and dented side from an impact at some point.
Luckily the person who served me had mentioned in passing that it was their last one in stock, so I didn't waste time taking it back to that branch.

Dishwasher 4.

This is the replacement dishwasher 4, from a different branch. This one seems to be working, fingers crossed.


This, and the Ikea thread, and so, so many more examples lead me to ask:

Is it just me? Does this crap happen to other people too? It seems like it is a rare occasion that I buy something and there isn't some steaming turd just waiting to fall across my path and ruin the buying experience.

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You can pay good money and still end up with rubbish these days.

I started a thread about it myself a few weeks back.
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God's punishment for your dishwasher profligacy.
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You can pay good money and still end up with rubbish these days.

I started a thread about it myself a few weeks back.
A rubbish thread so it didn't last ?!
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A rubbish thread so it didn't last ?!
It sort of fell apart, like most rubbish these days.
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Two weeks ago I bought a new oven for a rental house, after the old one packed up and my attempted repairs made it worse.

The lovely company I chose to spend my hard earned with was Appliances Direct.

Oven due to be delivered on Monday 30th Oct. Great, so I take the old one away on the evening of the 29th ready for shiny new oven.

Call from delivery company on Monday am - sorry, Oven has not arrived at our depot so can't deliver it today. Will be delivering Wednesday. Ok, not great but not too bad. Tenants can survive on takeaways and salad.

Wednesday comes and goes. No word from delivery company or Appliances Direct. Call them and they will call me back after investigating. Still nothing by Friday and no call back. Friday ask again to find out what the hell is going on. Will investigate and come back to you.....

Nothing.

Call them again this morning. Oh, that order has been cancelled and we don't have any more stock of that oven, we can order some more in if you like! Sigh.

So no its not just you Bazza - at least you got your goods (even if they were faulty).

Everything is crap these days. Depressingly so.

And still the tenants have no oven....

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Once bought a Zanussi washing machine. It was delivered with a big sticker wrapped round the machine, saying: "Zanussi, the appliance of science!" Peeled away the sticker and the door fell off.
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Once bought a Zanussi washing machine. It was delivered with a big sticker wrapped round the machine, saying: "Zanussi, the appliance of science!" Peeled away the sticker and the door fell off.
I like that, snappy but effective story.

Coincidentally, Currys were supposed to be delivering a fridge freezer to me today as well. Phone call this morning, it's got to the delivery depot and they've found it's damaged, so they'll have to get another one. Now due on Wednesday instead.

At least they didn't get it here and have me spot the damage.
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Given the Forum we're all in, shouldn't everyone be buying their electricals from AO.com.......or AO, let's go, as I can't help thinking of them, after their irritating adverts.......?

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I would have except:

The dishwasher I wanted to get and fit that day.

The fridge freezer I had been instructed that only 'Manhattan Silver' was an acceptable colour, and it's Currys only. Had to wait an extra month to buy it for a sale which made it a comparable price to the same fridge, but in a minutely different shade of silver, at AO. Needless to say, Currys price match promise doesn't work for a completely identical product that's a slightly different colour.
It's almost like the manufacturers deliberately make tiny differences and shop-only versions to stop price matches and stop people shopping around.
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A real AOer would have got Chipex
to mix up a rattle-can ...
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The fridge freezer I had been instructed that only 'Manhattan Silver' was an acceptable colour.
I totally sympathise as we ‘had’ to have a fridge that was the same, non-white, colour as the cooker
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To make it clear. One of these colours is correct. The other is unacceptable.
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Oooh is this a new internet sensation? The left one looks purple! (Yes? )
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That frodge on the left is hideous! Who on earth would want that monstrosity!?
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It's the short door handles.
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So it's not just the colour that makes it different
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That frodge on the left is hideous! Who on earth would want that monstrosity!?
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Did this all get solved then?

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Dishwasher was solved in the first post, wasn't it?

Freezer was in fact plumbed in just today, so we can get chilled water and ice, just in time for the hot snap...
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Why would you expect that to be more likely from the fridge than from a kitchen tap? The water's coming out of the same pipes.
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Come back to us in a few weeks when the drip tray has evolved...


BTW does it dispense fizzy water?
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You can pay good money and still end up with rubbish these days.

I started a thread about it myself a few weeks back.
Or to paraphrase:

"you can sell rubbish and end up with good money.." (but not for long hopefully, even on ebay)
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Once bought a Zanussi washing machine. It was delivered with a big sticker wrapped round the machine, saying: "Zanussi, the appliance of science!" Peeled away the sticker and the door fell off.
Showing my age but in 1984 I sat in a brand new Ford Escort in the local showroom, pulled on the handbrake and the cover flew off in my hand, I pulled down the sun visor and there was a sticker that said ''Ford cares about quality''

Anyhoo, you guys own Alfa Romeos, you should be used to purchasing sub standard products
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