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GE Built In Dishwasher PDW9280NSS

GE Consumer & Industrial spans the globe as an industry leader in major appliance, lighting and integrated industrial equipment systems and services. They provide solutions for commercial, industrial and residential use in more than 100 countries which uses innovative technologies and "ecomagination." It's a GE initiative to aggressively bring to market new technologies that help customers and consumers meet pressing environmental challenges to deliver comfort, convenience and electrical protection and control. GE brings imagination to work. The PDW9280NSS features a contour door with a sculptured handle and hidden controls that lends a beautiful designer appearance, hiding the controls inside the top edge of the dishwasher door. It has a Giant tub with maximum capacity nylon racks that washes up to 16 place settings at once in long-lasting, durable racks that enhance the stainless interior.
Average Customer Rating:
2.25 out of 5
2.3
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5
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Rating Snapshot (12 reviews)
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2 of 7(29%)customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for GE Built In Dishwasher PDW9280NSS
Review 1 for GE Built In Dishwasher PDW9280NSS
Overall Rating: 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Performance: 
1 out of 5
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5 out of 5
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Value: 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
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Location:Austin, TX
Owned Product:Over 3 years
Frequency of Use:Medium
Would Recommend: No
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Posted:4/17/12
Pros: quiet attractive design
Cons: computer controls fail doesn't clean dishes
"Bought this expensive dishwasher because I liked the looks and it matched my other appliances. The control panel went out within the first year. Three years later, the dishes are all dirty after the wash. Originally, it worked fine, and on the positive side it is VERY quiet and I love that you can put a whole bottle of DW detergent in the dispenser. But now I'm having to rewash all my dishes. I bought the extended warranty after my first problem so I'm calling to see if they can help. Not too hopeful. I think it is just a dud."
Review 2 for GE Built In Dishwasher PDW9280NSS
Overall Rating: 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
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Would Recommend: No
Save yourself.......
Posted:12/2/10
"This machine does not clean!!! I purchased my GE profile dishwasher less than 1 yr ago and have already called for service due to the fact that it just wasn't cleaning properly and/or leaving chalky residue on dishes. I initiated all strategies that the call centre suggested but nothing helped. When the service technician came I was offered many variables as to why my dishes weren't getting cleaned. Water not hot enough, water too hot, not enough pressure, too much rinse aid, too much soap (I was using smart dispense??) ...etc. I had a Maytag for 10years before this GE and never once had a problem. So I struggle to believe that the GE's poor performance is anything more than a simple matter of substandard quality. Even at a discounted price due to it being discontinued I still don't see the value. Definitely not a workhorse.....just a show piece."
Review 3 for GE Built In Dishwasher PDW9280NSS
Overall Rating: 
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
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Location:Whippany, NJ
Save your money, or buy a Bosch
Posted:8/14/08
"We are a family of five and we use the dishwasher everyday, sometimes twice a day. The dishwasher looks very nice, we like the automatic soap dispenser and it is very quiet. In less than two years, the touch control has gone bad. The controller is still under warranty, but that doesn’t matter because they hit you hard with the labor charge. For the money we spent on the dishwasher, we should not be having problems already like this."
Review 4 for GE Built In Dishwasher PDW9280NSS
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
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Location:Bayside, N.Y.
Excellent product.
Posted:5/16/08
"A very silent machine with a multitude of cleaning options."
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Review 5 for GE Built In Dishwasher PDW9280NSS
Overall Rating: 
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
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Location:Atlanta, GA
Pretty but doesn't get the dishes clean.
Posted:1/29/08
"I purchased this because it matches the other appliances I am getting--all stainless steel GE Profile, and I wanted the handles to match. It is a beautiful dishwasher. BUT, I have not been happy with its performance. I have a family of five who sits down to dinner every night, so my dishwasher sees a lot of duty. This washer does not get plates and bowls clean if there is any amount of food left on them. I am having to rinse these items completely clean before loading into the dishwasher--even if the food is fresh and not dried on the plate. The upper rack is not height adjustable. The upper rack configuration won't allow me to put cereal bowls in without them falling over. I have to put them in the bottom which means I have to run two loads some days just to get the dinner dishes cleaned. It also has very few wash cycles and options. This washer replaced a much less expensive Whirlpool which was fabulous (but not stainless)--dried and baked on food came off every time and I never rinsed a thing. On the good side, it is very quiet. I like the liquid detergent dispenser that holds a whole bottle of detergent, and I love the hidden control panel. If I knew everything before I bought though, I probably would have opted for another brand stainless dishwasher. It is pretty, but what I really needed was performance!"
Review 6 for GE Built In Dishwasher PDW9280NSS
Overall Rating: 
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
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Location:Plainview, NY
high end price mediocre quality
Posted:1/4/08
"Bought it for the looks (the hidden controls make it nice looking), and it cleans fine (no need to rinse the dishes first), is very quiet (I didn't even realize it was on), but for such a high price, the racks are cheap plastic and very shoddy. The pieces that cover the cutlery basket come off every time you lift them, and both racks seem shaky. I don't think the quality matches the price, not such a great value."
Review 7 for GE Built In Dishwasher PDW9280NSS
Overall Rating: 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
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Location:Budd Lake, NJ
Does not get dishes clean...
Posted:7/17/07
"My new (i.e., within 3 months) dishwasher does not adequately clean the dishes. On average, it leaves about 20% of the load dirty. It also says that pre-rinsing is not necessary; however, if you do not pre-rinse (and sometimes pre-soak), that 20% increases dramatically. I used to throw everything and anything into my old dishwasher and it would come out clean. Now, I end up washing 1/2 of my dishes because I know they won't come out clean.
The rack is also not designed properly: It takes a lot of finessing to get the plates to sit in properly on the bottom rack."
Ratings-Only Reviews for GE Built In Dishwasher PDW9280NSS
Based on the average of (5) ratings-only reviews
Average Rating: 
2.6 out of 5
2.6 out of 5
Would recommend? Yes 2 out of 5