We had to replace an old d/washer and looked around, read some reviews (some not positive) but went with the Westinghouse. Very quiet and cleans better than the old washer. Still trying different washes to test it, but so far so good. Has everything more expensive ones have. Very happy!
- WSF6608X (Stainless)
This was a replacement for a Bosch washer. I read around but ultimately took the recommendation of the Appliances Online sales team, and regret the purchase. If I could, I would go back to a Bosch. In fact, if anyone from Appliances online reads this and would like to help me swap this for an effective dishwasher I'd love to do that. The cutlery, in particular knives, are never clean, and the worst 'feature' of all is the drying, even on the Drying Plus cycle dishes are never dry (I don't consider getting up at 2am once the cycle is finished to...open the door a viable options). The safety of this washer must come into question - the child lock is completely ineffective. My 18 month showed me how easy it is to open the machine during the wash, and how to unlock pressing a single button. Truly Regrettable.
Best I have ever had
I replaced a Fisher & Paykel dishwasher which had multiple repairs in the past with this model and I can't believe how things have changed since I first had a dishwasher.
The Westinghouse is quiet, and not quiet like 'turn down that TV', quiet as in I need to be within a few metres to hear anything. Makes me realise how loud every other dishwasher I have used it. It is literally whisper quiet.
The drying is also fantastic. I was really impressed with even my first wash, subsequent washes since then have had the same results. Almost everyt...hing is perfectly dry. The only things not quite dry were the tops of some cups, but then I am still learning the best way to load the dishwasher with my glassware and crockery. I like the cutlery drawer, although a bit more room to fit ladels easier would have been appreciated. I have only done the Heavy setting so far as it goes for 90 minutes like my old one did. I intend to try some sensor loads soon and see how that goes. The only negative I could give it (and that is based on my glassware and crockery) is that there really needed to be a middle setting for adjusting the height of the top drawer.
Broke down on second wash
Purchased brand new and only had the dishwasher for two days.
On its second wash error code f6 came up. Meaning a faulty heat sensor.
Not impressed with a $900 dishwasher.
Now I have to go through the process of getting it repaired and wasting my time waiting around.
I chose Westinghouse as it is known as a great brand. This has changed my mind.
The Best Budget Dishwasher in fact the best dishwasher we have had, our last german diswasher cost d
Cleans very well even on the Quick 30 min setting for dishes and plates .Sauce pans and heavely soiled items need the longer cycles.
Simple selector for choosing each programme and versatile stacking also a great Wine glass rack.
Purchased a top of the line Samsung in 2015 although quiet did not wash nearly as well as the Westinghouse
and the wine glass placement rack was poorly designed. We sold it after around 6 months use.
Do not buy this dishwasher if you own wine glasses
While this machine washes and dries adequately (the latter marginal though), the lay out Is terrible. I cannot believe it got past initial factory quality control. The cutlery tray is completely unuseable as there is not nearly enough space. If you want to put even average size dinner plates then the top drawer needs to be on top setting and is then too high to wash wine glasses. I am not fussy (see my couple of other reviews) but I am very disappointed I bought this dish washer. I sincerely cannot believe how terrible it is.
Excellent machine once you learn how to use it!
This replaced a Miele absolute top of the line stupidly expensive dishwasher that died after less than 7 years. What I will say is that it takes some time to work out how to properly use the machine. Stacking is an art form - it would be nice if the upper basket had a middle setting as the lower one is too low (causing the spray arm to hit dishes below) and the upper setting is too high (causing items on it to hit the upper cutlery tray). In general we can live with just the small cutlery basket, and longer utensils can rest on the plastic tray...s over the glasses on the upper basket, so we usually run without the cutlery tray. Long stem glasses do fit fine on the upper basket, but on an angle (which is not unusual). End result though is it doesn't quite fit as much as the older machine (which also had the upper cutlery tray, but usually did not need to remove it) - but again we're still working on the most efficient way of stacking it. The machine itself is pretty quiet when running, and cleans the dishes well on all the settings I've tried so far. One thing I'd note was we were not impressed at all with how dry the dishes were after a wash - no matter what setting we used, enabling the dry+ function etc (and as an aside, I’d note that the extra drying function is not available on all programs), there was still a lot of water left on dishes. Then the other day I finally ran a load using one of the free tablets that came with the machine (and selecting the ’tablet’ setting). Amazing. Bone dry. Tried it again the next day, and same result. All I can think is maybe the rinse aid setting needs to be turned up a notch, so might try that. So, for those people having issues with wet dishes and are using powder, try the tablets! Might explain why some people find it dries well, and others complain about it not drying at all.. Overall, we’re happy with the dishwasher. It’s not as good as our old machine was (before it died) but on the other hand it was literally one fifth the cost! Given that we could probably replace this machine every couple of years and still be ahead, we’re willing to live with the plastic baskets ** Quick update - I measured our old Miele and found it was the same width, but another 3 cm or so higher on the inside. This is probably why we only ever had to remove the cutlery tray in the old dishwasher when washing long stemmed champagne flutes, but with this one we basically have to remove it most of the time. Drying with powder is definitely better after increasing the rinse aid setting, although it benefits from opening up the door after a wash whilst it's still warm (the old dishwasher did that automatically). Plastic dishes are of course the ones that tend to trap water more, as they don't retain the heat like steel or china so the water doesn't evaporate as quickly. If you pack it properly, the dishes and cutlery come out spotless - frankly I think it cleans better than our old machine ever did. Although it effectively doesn't hold as much as our old machine, still happy with it given the price. ** Update #2. Well, four years down the track, and this is still going strong. One of the plastic clips that holds the plates upright on the lower rack broke, but a replacement set was not expensive and was easy to fit so it is as good as new again.
- WSF6608W (White)
We are happy with the overall running of the machine however the layout is terrible. Don't waste your money in upgrading to get the cutlery tray as when you use that you can't even fit a normal size glass in it -- (forget about wine glasses, no chance). When the middle tray is on the lower setting (so the glasses can fit in), normal size plates stop the spray arms going around. The only option to stack the dishwasher is to get rid of the cutlery tray, which we paid over $100 more for. I would have thought that Westinghouse would have come up with a better layout seeing as they have been in business for so long. Not happy. Definitely won't be recommended this dishwasher.
Drying is too bad!!
Overall a good product for the price. Cleans dishes well but my dishes come out wet dripping with water even on dry+ option. It took me months to decide on The One but slightly disappointed with the investment at the moment.
It has active drying not sure if it needs some kind of activation as it certainly isn't helping!
So glad we purchased this dishwasher from the good guys. [salesman knew heaps about all dishwashers!
Love Westinghouse products and our 10 yrs old dishwasher needed replacing and after researching all other models under $1OOO we went with Westinghouse again.... thank goodness... fabulous dishwasher... takes loads of stuff and is so quiet whilst running. More than happy.... one thing.. fairy or cussons liquid tables are far superior to finish tablet supplied with dishwasher.. Always used finish but not any more. 6th March 2017... would like to let users know that after trying many of the options for wash I have found that always using the 15...min rinse cycle before going on to the time save cycle is giving me by far the best results... We have family staying at the moment and the dishwasher is being loaded fully and used every day... Fantastic results. Would recommend these two cycle to anyone...
We looked at this model back in Jan 15 at a store that we were restricted to using due to having a store credit there.
We had researched the dishwashers that they sold there and had decided on the Westinghouse based on what we had to spend and the reviews we saw.
Unfortunately we were convinced by a pushy sales rep to go with another brand, which was a mistake.
After numerous problems with that brand over several months (I won't name it here, not into Brand bashing), we attained another store credit and went back to get another dishwasher.
Just picked up from stan cash Brooklyn , was around $800 which was $200 cheaper than Harvey Normans ( imagine they would have priced matched )
Nice looking, plenty of programs, simple to hook up and has 3 shelves, Top shelf is a skinny slide out for knives forks spoons and egg flippers big knives ect. Second slide out is the usual type for glasses ect and this rack is adjustable which is handy if you have oversizes plates below. Bottom slide out fits plenty of plates and there is also a smaller knife and fork basket. Bonus is that the 2nd and ...
Not Happy With Size
I have Just bought the WSF6608W I spent a little more and got the better of the 2 models because I thought the cutlery draw would be handy well DON"T waist your money. we have had to remove the cutlery draw at the top because if you want to fit any decent size glasses in the top it won't fit with the cutlery draw. So I am very disappointed with it. not a dishwasher for a big family that's for sure.
Does the job well
We had the WSF6608X included as part of our new house build. Have been using the dishwasher almost daily for the last couple of months and are happy with the results.
* It has a good large capacity and can be configured in various ways.
* The cutlery rack is very useful and frees up room from the bottom rack.
* Operation is quiet, we hardly know it is on.
* Has several different modes
* Drying functionality is good when using the 'dry+' setting
* Outside stainless steel surface is easy to keep clean and doesn't show fingerprint marks easily.
Have been using it for 4 months now good one. The only problem I observed is the rinseaid is finsihing fast.
Happy with the wash but in some cases especially the plastic bowls the soap still reamins(white spots/lines).
Its so silent when working real silence. No regrets for buying this Product.
Questions & Answers
My WSF6608 dishwasher has residual water left in bottom only had installed by new kitchen installers a few months and rarely used is this normal
Yes. You need to clean out the filter at the bottom. It’s a crap dishwasher and you need to rinse everything before putting it in to prevent this.
I have an F9 error coming up. I heard a pop sound and smell of smoke. Only 3 years old so not sure if it’s worth fixing or whether there is a recall on this model. How much to fix?
Contact the customer care team, see if they can help? F9 is a faulty divertor valve if that helps at all?
When you select a program can it be retained for use every time you turn it on?
I didn't know that you could do this but discovered that you can, it's on p8 of the instruction book. 1. Select the program that you want to select using the PROGRAM button. 2. Add suitable options (extra rinse etc) if you want any. 3. Press PROGRAM and DELAY buttons together and it will be saved. 4. When you want to use your favourite program press PROGRAM button for three seconds and it will select your favourite program. So now we know!
Thanks JulesFP, one question, where is the Delay button?
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|Category||Freestanding Dishwashers||Freestanding Dishwashers||Freestanding Dishwashers||Freestanding Dishwashers|
|Features||Child Lock, Cutlery Rack, Eco Mode/Wash, Foldable Racks, Half-Load Option, Height-Adjustable Upper Rack and Time Remaining Display||Child Lock, Cutlery Rack, Eco Mode/Wash, Foldable Racks, Half-Load Option, Height-Adjustable Upper Rack and Time Remaining Display|
|Number of Place Settings||15||15|
|Water Rating||4.5 star(s)||4.5 star(s)|
|Water Consumption||13.5 L/wash||13.5 L/wash|
|Energy Rating||3.5 star(s)||3.5 star(s)|
|Energy Consumption||294 kWh per year||294 kWh per year|
|Control Panel Position||Front||Front|
|Maximum Noise Level||45 db||45 db|
|Number of Programs||8||8|
|Dimensions||850 x 598 x 598 mm||850 x 598 x 598 mm|
|Manufacturer Warranty||2 year(s)||2 year(s)||2 year(s)||2 year(s)|
|Colour / Finish||Dark Stainless Steel||Stainless Steel||White||Stainless Steel|
|Manual||Download manual||Download manual||Download manual||Download manual|
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