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Discussion in 'Property Management' started by Angel, 14th Jul, 2015.

  1. Angel

    Angel Well-Known Member

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    Hi. One of our dishwashers died today, from the house that rents for way above average price in North Lakes. It is a Haier, which seems to be a piece of ^*&#, I mean current models have awful reviews online. Do we replace it with another piece of $350 plastic, or spend more for something that actually has good reviews but is twice that price?

    What other brands/models do you recommend
    Thanks
     
  2. D.T.

    D.T. Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    Can't think of any off the top of my head to recommend.

    But in my opinion, don't get a cheap one. The inevitable early replacement cost / ongoing maintenance costs will end up costing you the same. Get a better one, chuck it on your depreciation schedule, and enjoy peace and quiet from your PM for a while :p
     
  3. Jacque

    Jacque Buyers Agent and Bookworm, Sydney Business Member

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    For the past few dishwashers that we've put in our IPs I've used a basic Electrolux model (knob function) and no problems so far. I try to avoid too many electronics and stick to the basics for obvious reasons. Longest one so far has lasted for 7.5 yrs with no problems and from memory they're in the $800 price bracket. Good luck!
     
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  4. Baker

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    Try to match the dimensions of the old one, or you'll have to get cabinet work done to fit the new one/plug gaps.
    I'm a member of choice.com.au , and in the top three of their review is this one. The others top two between $1500-3000.
     
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  5. Angel

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    Thanks Baker, I found another good review of that Dishlex. :)
     
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    Dishlex, Bosch I have found to be good.
    Dishdrawers were less than impressive
    Haier - cheap and nasty.

    You are getting a premium rent, tenants are not stupid and can tell the difference between quality and carp.
     
  7. swanqueen

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    Dishlex or Electrolux. Bought one for one of the rental properties 5 years ago and still going well.

    Bought another for the mother in law and she loves it.
     
  8. WestOz

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    +1 to Jacque, keep it simple and efficient without looking cheap
     
  9. wylie

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    We've generally gone dishlex. Just had tenants leave and new tenants noted a broken part (just outside warranty but broken part happened within warranty - I can document this).

    Dishlex distribute/repair place refuse to even consider fixing under warranty. Perhaps it is a repair that isn't covered but they simply said "no".

    We only buy Asko for our own use as I love Asko. Perhaps next IP will get an Asko too.

    Very disappointed with dishlex service and warranty right now.

    They could have offered me a reduced fee due to broken part happening within warranty period as a goodwill gesture and if it was something due to rough use we would have paid anyway but I got a blanket "will not be considered".
     
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    We have a couple of Bosch. Pretty good so far - about 3-4 yrs each.
     
  11. WestOz

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    Good point, simple maintenance & consideration to local repairs & part supplies
     
  12. Chilliblue

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    We have several Bosch dishwashers ranging from 2 years to 6 years and they have been great.
     
  13. Lu Bracher

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  14. WestOz

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    Take it to a local scrap metal dealer (usually in light industrial areas) they likely won't give u anything for it as its a combination of many materials compare to just being aluminum, copper etc, however it wont cost you anything to dispose (unlike the local tip)
     
  15. Propertunity

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    We've had a Westinghouse I bought off eBay a few years ago to replace one in our PPOR - still going strong and gets a lot of use.
     
  16. Lu Bracher

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    no - I don't even want to take it off the property - I can't fit in in the back of my wagon!!
     
  17. Heinz57

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    We paid through the nose for a fancy Miele dishwasher. Nothing but trouble, leaked / stopped / repaired every year for four years. Eventually we threw it into the skip. Went to H Norman and asked what was their best dishwasher. Salesman says Miele. We say stuff that, give us a cheap one not Miele. He says buy Bosch. Half the price, best dishwasher ever.

    Just replaced crappy hippy expensive oven with ....Bosch. Same thing. Awesome.
     
  18. WestOz

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    I took it from that you were taking the new one to the property to install yourself (how I'd do it, with my trailer) therefore could take the old one away
     
  19. Lu Bracher

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    Sorry - clarification- suppliers deliver to property for free but do not dispose. RT Edwards commercial will remove for free if already disconnected but will charge $180 to install.
     
  20. wylie

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    Last week in June we had a dishwasher fail in an IP. I had bought it second hand so wasnt worth repairing. By the time you pay a callout fee of around $150 (first 15 minutes) and then start paying even more if they don't fix it in that time, it is often wiser to pay $500 for a new one.

    I was busy with end of year planning and decided to pay an extre $120 to have it delivered and installed and have the old one taken away. We have always done that grunt work ourselves but I thought I would treat ourselves :D.

    The thought of lugging the old one down the back stairs and onto a trailer and then to the dump was enough to make the decision easy.