Overpriced for an average dishwasher
The drying feature doesn't work at all. Had a Westinghouse technician come out who said we have to use one teaspoon of powder and to only use it on the heavy setting. Made no difference so I'm waiting for it to die so I can buy something half the price that works properly.
Purchased in August 2018 at Harvey Norman for $699.00.
- WSF6608X (Stainless)
Not heating at the first time we use with this brand new machine
We bought this machine and it indicates F8 error at the first time we use, we checked the user book, shows F8 means not heating, all lights flashing, dishes were wet. Also, the top shelf for the cutlery is useless, forks are still oilly after washed. How disappointed about it. Now we are thinking about replacement or refund from the seller.
OK but has design flaws
Has the potential to be a great dishwasher as very quiet, effectively cleans dishes and looks great, except for the one big design flaw....it doesn't fit in standard size dinner plates. I have Maxwell Williams White Basic crockery set which is apparently a standard size (27 cm) but they didn't fit. I had to remove the very useful cutlery tray and raise the upper basket. It means I now need to use the alternative cutlery basket on the bottom basket, but there is no space for it. The manual shows a spot where it is meant to sit, but in reality this place doesn't exist. I have to wedge it onto the tines which means the basket sits at an angle. Poorly designed. I recommend you take your plates with you to check it out before purchasing!!
- WSF6608X (Stainless)
Works great for 6 months; and then suddenly flooded my kitchen & living room!
Cleans pretty well! Capacity is great, with big space inside. Two big racks with another small tray for chopsticks, spatulas, cutleries, etc.
Doesn't dry well unless I manually open it to release all the steam immediately after it finished a cycle with 'dry'. But anyway this is my first dishwasher and I guess all dishwashers work like that. I mean, otherwise, where can all the steam go, right? They'll have to condense sooner or later, if not let released.
THE PROBLEM IS, after using it for 6 months with not a single problem, it SUDDENLY F...LOODED my kitchen & living room on last Saturday evening. Luckily I was in the living room when it happened, and started mopping water maybe only 10 minutes after the flooding. After cleaning up the mess, I disconnected hoses & power and took it out. To my surprise, the drain hose got a few very small holes on it! That's some terrible quality hose! How can a dishwasher part from such a well established company just last 6 months!? It's unacceptable! More disappointed is that I called their support this afternoon and they told me I might be charged for the repair! It is still within warranty! What sense does it make that I'll need to pay for the repair???
- WSF6608W (White)
We wish we had bought a bosch!!!
We purchased from appliances online, great service although we had to pay $40 for Saturday service which was a surprise as the site says free delivery but it was late on Friday night so this may have been why. This machine was replacing a Bosch machine that was 10 years oldish. So the machine came and they took the old one and the packaging and I plumbed it in as it was a like for like swap in the plumbing terms.
The machine had a funny smell to it a bit like fish or stagnant water we guess that was from a test run at the factory but it was no...
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.
- 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.
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.
I wanted to like it
We've had our Westinghouse dishwasher about 6 months now. I've previously owned Kleenmaid and Bosch ones. I have three issues with this dishwasher.
1. It doesn't dry. Despite maintaining my rinse-aid and selecting the extra dry option they still come out sopping wet requiring me to dry everything before putting it away.
2. Our compartment for the dishwasher tablet does not open. Ever. I have tried everything but it'll finish a load and the tablet will still be in the compartment and the dishes only semi-clean. I did call the service peo...
Doesn't dry & utterly difficult to stack on middle shelf
Had for a month. First one I've owned and purchased new from Harveys. As stated, very poor drying power. Even if you do open doors as soon as cycle finished. Racks at the side of the middle shelf are a big nuisance! For anything small enough to warrant the need for these irritating additions would surely fit on the cutlery drawer so are just a hindrance as you need to move them out of the way easier every time you want to stack something there. Only good thing about this unit is that it is super quiet. That is all. I wish I'd gone single drawer F&P that I used while staying with my mother in laws. It was fab.
Not happy, poor dishwasher and backup parts.
Looked into the product and read reviews, had in the past purchased SMEG however, the reviews were favourable. The Westinghouse arrived on time however the very first day/night it broke down. The tech came out and had to replace "the board", so a new dishwasher sat idle for two weeks, one week broken awaiting agent to arrive and inspect, then another a week for the part to arrive from South Australia. After a further two months the dishwasher has again broken down, this time a faulty on/off switch and again a further weeks wait to get the part in. The whole purchase has left sour taste in my mouth with Westinghouse. How can a new machine have so my faults?
I feel ripped off
Mine is a free-standing model and I’m frustrated with noise and unpleasant steams. They claim that its noise level is 45 db but I feel it is more than that. – It has been installed under a thick stone benchtop and surrounded with cabinets, a standard dishwasher place-
It gives off a bad steam when washing and drying dishes; you can feel warm steam and hear its smell when standing near the dishwasher, which I had this problem with my previous Bosch dishwasher too. Its washing score is as good as my previous Bosch but its drying score is bett...er than Bosch, except for plastic lids- same for both.- About drying of this model, I’d like to mention that, it is fan-assisted and when the dishwasher cycle is finished, and you open the door, steam doesn't blow into your face – I liked the fan-assisted feature in my previous Miele too; - I had hot steam blowing issue with my previous Bosch. - My Bosch was freestanding, like my current Westinghouse dishwasher but it was so quiet. The first time that technician was installing Bosch for us, he opened the side panel and we saw a thick layer of insulation bat like a thick carpet behind it, which made the dishwasher almost silent. I don’t know why this Westinghouse dishwasher is so noisy! I don’t know how Choice has reviewed it as 42-3 db noise level -for its 120 minutes program.- When this dishwasher is washing pots, it is like a dragon breathing fire. I've lost my trust on Choice after buying this dishwasher and I have doubt they’ve even measured its noise level; they might have repeated the factory lies with some twists on their website or they’re doing it wrong. My previous over-counter Omega was much quieter with the same claimed noise level. My previous built-in Miele dishwasher -with no marvelous features - was so so quiet and I could barely hear anything when it was running. Its washing score was better than this Westinghouse and I can't remember I’d had taken even a dirty spoon or jar out of it. My judgment is telling me that Miele washing score was better than Westinghouse.
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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