Smeg DWA157 dish washer
Well what a heap. I bought this 3 yrs ago but it has probably done 20 cycles in that time as I only use them if I have dinner parties and the circuit board has a blown resistor.. No inline fuse in these anymore to protect from power surges?? A total waste of money.. Oh and Smeg boards are a $600 part...
Purchased for $1,200.00.
close but no cigar
I have had this dishwasher for 1 week: (yes 1 week) Dishwasher has a good look and build, spacious, cleans well and easy to install. However the glass separators (if that's what you call them) click into the rack and are very flimsy and break which is very irritating as you then have to go through the problem of getting and waiting for a replacement part if they will of course. There is just no attention to detail with some manufacturers.
I’ve had the dishwasher for just over a year and am quite disappointed by Smeg. After reading other comments, I now know I’m no alone with the not-drying after any cycle (rinse aid has been used), clumsy loading of plates that aren’t smallish (average dinner plates), cutting boards (catch on side when trying to close drawer), cutlery drawer not right size to fit comfortably (utensils jump out of slots when closed). The middle rack does not hold mugs or glasses as expected (fall over and don’t get washed. Quite often the dishwashing tablet regul...arly get semi-dissolved and are found on bottom of dishwasher floor or still stuck in tablet slot??? I have an older Bosch in the other kitchen, that is more than 10 years old. It does a much better job, first go every time, than this expensive dishwasher has ever done! I would not have expected such poor performance from a reputable company and for the price paid. I wish I had read the reviews first to avoid frustration and disappointment later! It rarely gets used now, because there’s so much work to rewash and dry out after every cycle, irrespective of which setting you choose.
Purchased in August 2018.
Had the machine for 2 weeks and so far so good ,washes well but drying a bit hit and miss, maybe I havn't worked it out yet. The biggest complaint is about the kick plate at the bottom of the m/c ,could not get it off trawled the net found out it is either 2 screws or 2 clips , phone the sales guy at HN he tried one on the shop floor and decided it just pulls off the 2 plastic clips, said I needed to pull it firmly I did and broke one clip , found out the plastic fits thru a slot in sheet steel the slot has a burr on the inside from the pressin...g which "bit" into the plastic preventing it from releasing until it broke which then released the other clip easily, now have a new m/c held together with sticky tape ! disappointing for 1K spend ,Norm C
Purchased in November 2019 at Harvey Norman Outlet Mile End SA.
This is my second time owning a dishwasher and thought they should do pretty much the same job, boy was I wrong. My first dishwasher was a Samsung and it was great!
This Smeg washer does not dry after wash, I left it for a few days and its still wet! I used rinse aid aswell.
This washer also does not clean well enough to be care free. I am always checking and rewashing atlease a few items after each load!
Other than that, which is the main reason why people get a washer, everything else seems fine.
I would not recommend people this product. Stay clear!!!!
Purchased in January 2019.
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Smeg Dishwasher DWAU6315X
Had problems with draining since I purchased this dishwasher in April 2017. Now it won’t even turn on and there is constant alarm sound that won’t stop. Tried cleaning filter and even disconnecting pipes and manually draining it, nothing works. Called Smeg and they advised because it is no longer under warranty they will honour a 1 time visit by a technician under good will. Hand on my heart take this advise and never purchase this Smeg appliance, I have used the cheapest dishwashers in the past and they work better then the Smeg DWAU6315X. We...purchased a number of Smeg items for x2 build and I am hoping the house we sold isn’t experiencing the same problems as I may have to wear the cost. I spent over $10,000 on smeg appliances. There ovens are great but I will never purchase a Smeg dishwasher in future builds. If you still decide to get a Smeg dishwasher after this review please get extended warranty.
Stuck with —- error. Needs resetting each time to work
Puchased new house with built in Smeg dishwasher. Unfortunately, very poor experience. Previously had issues with cycle not draining/completing. Fixed with cleaning and resetting. Now stuck with —- (three dashes) error. Needs resetting each time to get it to work. The dashes appear again once restarted. CNt find any help with this error in the manual. Very disappointed I must say.
Purchased in January 2017.
- Verified purchase
Very average dishwasher
The functionality of this dishwasher is pretty good but unfortunately that's about it.
Firstly the contents don't dry properly so i'm having to unpack and leave them on the bench to dry once the cycle has finished. I've had to raise the top shelf because the plates didn't fit on the bottom. Because of this i've also had to remove the cutlery draw therefore that's now useless to me. I've had to remove the plastic holders on the bottom draw (i think they're for wine glasses?) because they didn't allow plates to sit properly.
The top draw where ...
Will reserve judgement - not happy with a number of things
Had this unit installed this week. But can't say I'm over the moon. Dishes don't dry adequately (cutlery at top very wettest and middle draw any plastic particularly wet like they haven't been on a cycle that dries! The door is also very tight to open and noisy to close and does not lie completely horizontal when opened fully. Is enough to clear the bottom drawer, but just doesn't feel right, as it springs up very slightly. Has any else experienced these issues, or could it be related to installation? Have only used it a couple of times on auto setting. All lamps on showing dry is included in the washes...?
It’s a good dishwasher with useful settings. The size allows a lot to fit in quite easily, the cutlery holder sits in the dishwasher well. The dishwasher does a really good job of cleaning and drying the dishes. It’s pretty quiet while washing. I always use the “eco” wash option for dishes and it does a really good job.
Dissappointed in the European Appliance
I have used & owned several cheaper brands that worked better overall. $1400 worth of dissappointment! Plastics, top of cups and glasses and even cuttlery still wet 15 mins after the end of a 2.31min cycle that is supposed to dry. Have videos and pics to show how wet. Plates and cups dont fit very well - average size. This would be acceptable overall if I didn't have to dry most things by hand after a cycle.... paid top dollar and feel very dissappointed after saving a long time for a supposed top model! :(
Don't buy a Smeg
Cleans dishes well enough but does not dry at all due to all the plastic components.
Had to take the utensils tray out as it is not deep enough. The door doesn't close properly if top draw does not line up exactly with the top spray head connection. I bought a Smeg because I thought it had a good name, the only thing good about a a Smeg is the name. I've had a lot of dishwashers in my life and this is the worst. People save your money and buy anything but a Smeg, I just hope it dies quickly and I can buy something else.
THE SMEG is beautiful and a great machine. Very quiet and dishes are always very clean. No problems. Adjustable racks and we always use it on auto.seems to be the best setting. The shorter setting does leave some things wet, like Tupperware plastic etc. But this is normal. Happy i paid more for the italian job
Nothing fits or gets clean
Unfortunately plates don’t fit, nor do chopping boards, cups don’t balance or fit on top level, tall glasses don’t fit at all, the cutlery tray literally falls out of the machine if you use it and if you do use it barely any cutlery fits and allows you to slide the tray closed.
It also doesn’t clean well and bakes on food that was previously only something that needed wiping. Also comes with crap instructions on how to operate or understand the controls.. never again
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After our old dishwasher an Asko died we looked for a replacement.Two dishwashers would fit into the space provided an Asko and a SMEG , Decided on the SMEG and I am super pleased we did. It washes dishes superbly clean (much better than the ASKO ) while being quiet in use. The controls are easy to use and in ECO mode uses very little water. Strongly recommend this product to you Fred T
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Hard working and quiet
Has a number of cleaning settings including heat control which cleans dishes very well. Especially like the economy option which reduces cleaning time. Nice stylish design which looks nice in your kitchen. Would recommend arranging for installment.
I have to add though that larger dinner plates don’t fit easily into the machine so you would need to compensate for this. Overall I would recommend.
not a miele
We had a Miele where everything worked perfectly until it broke down :( We decided to go for SMEG but we now found out that it do not hold out plates (normal size) and glasses easily. the adjustments are just not right. Also to top drawer is very rough to operate but most of all the door is very stiff to operate.
3 months and everything is very good.
A quiet, efficient machine.
Nice looking washer, easy to clean with no sticking out bits.
Buttons require firmer pressure for a little longer than I have encountered before. I actually like that.
Decided to go Smeg as all appliances in a rental we owned (14) years were totally trouble free.
Did not work properly
Had this machine less than two months, Eco Cycle did not work properly from day one ,then it stopped working all together, Waiting for a new door now for several weeks. Not impressed, the whole machine should have been replaced o r money refunded! . Smeg and good guys need to really pick up there game
Smeg wgatccan I say . Beautiful looking stainless steel easy to clean washes everything to perfection I really like the cutlery drawer it’s great and easy to use and cleans must better that other dishwashers. The smeg dishwasher is so quiet I have to put my ear against the door to check it’s on
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Questions & Answers
My 4 month old machine of above model number has stopped working. Following it's last cycle, it shows --- on the display but won't take any input from the program buttons, just stays at ---
Then it switches itself off automatically after a few minutes, so I guess the timer circuit is still working, but just not taking any inputs from the cycle buttons.
Is there some way I can reset the processor?
Dr Chris Kear.
Dear Dr Chris,
Could you please call our technical support desk on 02 8667 4833 and they will be able to assist you with your enquiry.
Hi our dishwasher isnt coming off end to start a new program. The start/pause button is beeping when pressed but not coming off end
Hi Sil - Thanks for your review, in order for us to assist you further can you kindly email us directly with your full name address and contact telephone number so we can discuss this matter with you. Our email address is email@example.com and please mark to the attention of Lesley. Regards Smeg Australia
Just installed a DWA16314X model and have tried multiple loads and programs yet non of them are drying the dishes they are still extremely wet. This is very disappointing as the 2 Normal ECO, 3 ECO, 4 Intensive & 5 Ultra Clean have the dry cycle.
Dear AJB. Thank you for your enquiry. Are you using rinse aid? Rinse aid is necessary to help dry the dishes.
Hope this helps
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