water in new dishwasher

scpalmettoApril 10, 2014

Our appliances for a kitchen reno were delivered yesterday. They will not be installed for at least 2 weeks but our cabinet installer wanted them on site in case of any problems. Everything looked fine on arrival. This morning I opened the dishwasher and found water inside. There was a musty mildew smell also. I called our appliance store and was told there is always some water in dw's as they are tested at the factory. I have bought 7 dishwashers over the years and have never seen this before. I really do not think this was a returned unit, it is clearly brand new. Is it me or is this normal???

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not unusual in my experience.

    Bookmark   April 10, 2014 at 12:07PM
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I know Miele and Bosch test every unit and may have residual water.

    Bookmark   April 10, 2014 at 2:34PM
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Yes your salesperson is right, manufactures will do quality test runs on dishwashers and clothes washer. So yes it's normal.

    Bookmark   April 10, 2014 at 3:06PM
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I had an Amana range delivered in the 90s from Best Buy that came "new" with a burnt pizza in it; yeah wasn't happy and never accepted another unboxed appliance again.

    Bookmark   April 10, 2014 at 8:31PM
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I had the same problem with a brand new Bosch 800 series dishwasher. I used LemiShine dishwasher cleaner and the smell disappeared.

    Bookmark   April 11, 2014 at 2:05PM
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Have purchased a new bosch and a whirlpool(although it was an open box deal) within the past six months and both have has some residula moisture in them

    Bookmark   April 11, 2014 at 11:30PM
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I recently visited an appliance store and noticed one DW had standing water. The salesmen told me it had just been delivered to the store the day before, and the water was from the manufacturer's test run.

    Bookmark   April 22, 2014 at 1:03AM
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Our new Miele has a bit of water inside. It was made less than 3 months ago. No worries.

    Bookmark   April 22, 2014 at 7:11AM
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