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    Default New (for me) dishwasher feature

    I inspected a new house yesterday that had an odd feature with the dishwasher. The door pops opens when its done to vent the steam.
    Its was very odd. I'm in the house alone, and I walk into the kitchen and the dishwasher door is open about 6". For a second, I thought that someone had come in and opened it. I tried to close the door, but it wouldn't latch. There was a "2" in the LED.
    I found the manual and started reading. Apparently this is a feature of this dishwasher. It opens the door when the cycle is finished, and locks the door for 2 minutes.
    If I hadn't found the manual, I'm not sure how I would have handled it. Truly strange.

    I'm not sure how I would like that feature. Small children might be encouraged to dig around inside, possibly injuring themselves, or breaking dishes (broken glass, sharp knives, etc). Second, at least my dog will snoop around the dishwasher when its open, seeing if there are any interesting food residue for her.

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    Default Re: New (for me) dishwasher feature

    Jack,

    Good to know. I have not run into that yet. What brand?

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    Default Re: New (for me) dishwasher feature

    Good point about small children touching hot stuff... I had thought that I wouldnt want the steam venting in my kitchen on a hot summer day.


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    Default Re: New (for me) dishwasher feature

    Quote Originally Posted by Gunnar Alquist View Post
    Jack,

    Good to know. I have not run into that yet. What brand?
    Samsung if I remember right.


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    Default Re: New (for me) dishwasher feature

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Feldmann View Post
    Samsung if I remember right.
    Thanks. Samsung has been coming up with some interesting things in their appliances.

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    Default Re: New (for me) dishwasher feature

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Feldmann View Post
    Second, at least my dog will snoop around the dishwasher when its open, seeing if there are any interesting food residue for her.
    Yes, our beagles are the pre-wash cycle for dirty dishes around here.


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    Default Re: New (for me) dishwasher feature

    It's called Flash Drying. It actually drys the dishes faster. I do manually at home all the time.


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    Default Re: New (for me) dishwasher feature

    Ive never had a door pop open like that.


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    Default Re: New (for me) dishwasher feature

    wait til ya have to play knock knock who's there to find the dw
    says they also have a patented open drying unit

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    Default Re: New (for me) dishwasher feature

    Thanks for the heads up, and I definently wouldn't want that at my house between a curious lab and twin 11.5 month boys I can on,y imagine what could happen lol

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    Thanks for the heads up, and I definently wouldn't want that at my house between a curious lab and twin 11.5 month boys I can on,y imagine what could happen lol

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    Thanks for the heads up, and I definently wouldn't want that at my house between a curious lab and twin 11.5 month boys I can on,y imagine what could happen lol

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    Thanks for the heads up, and I definently wouldn't want that at my house between a curious lab and twin 11.5 month boys I can on,y imagine what could happen lol

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