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Life is good. We have a dishwasher again.

Our old one broke (again!) and while I fixed it myself last time, I wasn’t willing to deal with a dishwasher that keeps breaking.

I grew up washing dishes by hand, and I’d largely forgotten how much I hated it. Ten days without a working dishwasher is ten days too many.

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Last time it broke was last year when lead times for replacements were in the months due to supply chain issues. So I went through the whole “google it and figure out it’s the water inlet valve that needs replacing”.

There’s certainly a satisfaction in fixing things (“look, I can do hardware too”), but when the circulation pump starts throwing errors, I’d rather just not have to deal with it again. Once is enough.

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@gmate8 there’s no pride in doing things that machines can do better.

You say “convenience”, I say “I have better things to do in my life”

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@rimugu I have solved the problem of ironing simply by not wearing suits. Win-win.

But not washing dishes isn’t really an option.

Dishwashers (and washing machines) are just not optional. I’m not some kind of animal living in a cave any more.

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@kop316 no, the broken one was a Bosch one. Fairly high-end too, because I want my dishwasher quiet (and that’s what you usually pay extra for).

That was, I think, the third Bosch that we’ve had in 15 years. Either we’re hard on dishwashers, or their reputation for being reliable is overblown. Miele is supposedly better, but hard to find.

So we’re trying Samsung now. I have at least temporarily decided that the whole “German Engineering” thing may be a thing of the past. Let’s see how that works out.

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@Sebastian@xn–trt-tna.sebtobie.de or rather, the Berlin airport debacle?

To be fair, I think most (all?) Bosch models that are sold in the US are actually manufactured here too. Maybe the ones actually manufactured in Germany fare better.

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@torvalds @kop316 Ha, good to know, I have changed UPO (I believe the vendor name should ring a bell) refrigerator to Miele one. No problems so far (5+ years).
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@torvalds @rimugu ironing is one of the things in life I absolutely refuse to do, utterly torturous and nightmarish activity. Just when you think you got the creases out you turn over and they've migrated...
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