Not only is this umentionable piece of rubbish unfit for purpose (it washed items poorly) but it is also, somewhat surprisingly, dangerous. I received an electric shock on a number of occasions and have now ceased using it because a leak onto some electrical component is causing a spark and is now a fire hazard. My choice is therefore to wash up by hand or watch the entire cycle armed with a fire extinguisher. This would also give me the opportunity to "help" the cycle round the dial because a previous ailment prevented the cycle completing itself. Thus if you started the dishwasher as you left for work you would be greeted upon return by a dangerously hot dishwasher still heating the water and still churning round, 14 hours later. If ever there was a more damning verdict for a simple piece of household equipment then I have yet to find it. I am also perturbed by the pathetically flimsy, yet apparently essential, plastic bits that were attached so weakly that they got washed off. What a complete waste of money at over 400 pounds brand new. I live alone and have had the item for only 4 years, so this useless heap of metal hardly gets the extensive usage an average family might give it. Incidentally I have a matching oven which cost me over 2000 pounds. This is the physically alluring but disappointing SMEG A2 which now has a broken oven door hinge. These truly are pathetic machines that deliver style over substance. Solace is derived from the excellent fridge (Electrolux) and a trusty old washing machine (Ignis). The latter is still going strong despite being present when I bought the house. My advice is simple: DO NOT BUY SMEG.
When you spend over £400 on a dishwasher you would hope it lasts at least 3 years. Well If you want the looks , then fine but smeg dishwashers are poor quality and when I opened my dishwasher for the 4th time I had a shock.
For a machine which is only used 3 times a week I find another impeller that has corroded and sheared. I am an aircraft engineer and having a good look around inside the machine there is nothing but cheap tatty components and flimsy plastics which wont last. And to top it off it all goes wrong as the warranty runs out. The price of these parts You ask? Well lets just say for a circulation pump which has already gone, £174 ,expect the impeller to corrode for the second time £48. These parts are design faults and the cost is extortionate and smeg should rectify this. I am a competent mechanic but smeg insist on getting there own engineer to tell me what I allready know and charge me yet another rip off sum. If you want quality there are cheaper makes made here in this country where spares cost a fraction of the price. I will never buy smeg again .Its all about good marketing and I have to hand it to them ,they have aimed these bad appliances at the minimalist design market. Smeg have have cleverly cladded what is primarily sub standard mechanical components in a very pretty stainless case.
Buy smeg at your peril !!!!!!!
We bought this stainless steel model 4 years ago, It looked good (and still does) but there are only two of us and in the 4 years it has broken down twice. First to go was the thermostat which tell the timer to move on, only a small repair job this one, but recently the impellor that pushes the water round the machine disintergrated at the barring. Also other bits of plastic have broken off inside ie the top sprinkler and onther bit on the waste basket. To replace these bits of plastic is expensive. On the plus side the spares service centre is very helpful, but is this a good recommendation.
Short name: Smeg DWF64 SS