We recently had to replace our dishwasher. Like a good little fledgling mustachian, I did a bunch of research and ended up getting what I thought was a great deal on a highly rated but reasonably priced Whirlpool. I installed it myself a few months ago.
But it doesn't get dishes very clean at all. Like, I run it and at the end some of the plates will have streaks of wet ketchup left on them. And there's dirty water sitting in all the concave surfaces.
We've tried all kinds of different detergents, "rinse aids," different cycles, etc. but none of it has solved the problem. We even had a warranty repair guy come out (free) and he tinkered with a couple things but it didn't help. I'm also cleaning the filters and spray arms regularly, to no avail.
So we're thinking of returning it and getting something better. At this point, we'd rather pay a little more and get something that will last and actually work well. With the daycare it's a major PITA for this not to work well. This one cost $400 but we'd go up to $600 or so for the right thing. Or is that too low to get something high quality?
Thanks for any recommendations!