Return to the Appliances Forum | Post a Follow-Up

GE Cafe DW Issues

Posted by BTooth (My Page) on
Fri, Aug 10, 12 at 11:43

Just finished a kitchen remodel. We purchased a GE Cafe DW. When it was first installed by our general contractor, we were seeing condensation on the granite above the DW. A GE technician told us that we needed to lower it a tad, and pull it out so that the front of the door was flush with the nose of the granite, and maybe just a tad more than that. When it was first installed, our contractor used the braces on top of the DW to secure to plywood underneath the granite. When we pulled it out some, the braces no longer lined up with the plywood, so rather than try to drill into granite, we used the side braces to secure to our cabinets. Ran again with no condensation, so that problem was solved.

My next issue is the fact that we have to wrestle the door open/closed. OK, wrestle may be a bit of an exaggeration, but I honestly did question whether the DW handle could withstand the force required to open/close year after year. I hate using the cabinetry for leverage to open/close the DW. It was my understanding that the screws are supposed to prevent the DW from tipping forward when the door is open and racks are out, rather than provide leverage to open/close. I went to Home Depot and tried to open/close the floor model, and it was also pretty stubborn. Is this typical for GE DWs with hidden controls? Does the latche "wear" over time and become easier to open/close? Can the latch be a adjusted somehow?


Follow-Up Postings:

RE: GE Cafe DW Issues

I have had my ge cafe dishwasher replaced 3 times, and the refrigerator twice. The second refrigerator is freezing up and water is forming on the ceiling of the unit. They are less than 9 months old. I am having the entire ge cafe line pulled out as soon as I can find a new line. It's too bad because it is beautiful, but what good is beautiful if it doesn't function well?

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Appliances Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here