Sears Kenmore 665.1577580 Doesn't Dissolve Soap and Seems to Have No Water In it?

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Yes Poncho, we love photos and videos here.:)

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Then photos you shall get my good man :). Thanks and I hope that everything would line up? There's quite a bit of slack in the BX there, not sure if you can see it. Note where the water line goes to now and where the water source is (the cabinet to the right with all the foam stuff on it.
 

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Good photos!

How old is your house you have this dishwasher in? What year was your house built?

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Oh ok, just wondering because I see some rust on your pipes in the 5th photo.

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Ok, thanks. Doesn't look like it's a problem though? I would think some rust is normal for that at this age?
 

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It shouldn't be a problem.:)

I would think some rust is normal for that at this age?
Yes, no worries.

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Good photos!

How old is your house you have this dishwasher in? What year was your house built?

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Turns out this machine was made in September 1987 at Whirlpool's Findlay, OH facility (which I believe still operates today). It was installed probably a month or so thereafter by my late dad and late uncle. I remember being there when it was installed (I was in high school). 31 years, a good run! :). Within a month or so, I will be getting the new machine and hopefully installing it shortly thereafter.

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Sounds good Poncho, that's for the additional update!

Let us know how it goes with your new dishwasher.

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Thanks, Jake.

I'm thinking of this one at Sears as the #1 contender:

https://www.sears.com/kenmore-24inch-built-in-dishwasher-w-stainless-steel/p-02213229000P?plpSellerId=Sears&prdNo=1&blockNo=1&blockType=G1

1) Stainless steel tub.
2) Made by WLP (665 prefix according to the owner's manual).
3) I figure parts are readily available even if Sears goes out of business due to the design being common with other WLP units (from what I can tell....any input is great).
4) Front controls.
5) Not too "feature heavy", yet not the basic unit either.
6) I'm thinking it should fit without a problem in the current opening.
7) I've got a $50 statement credit from Sears from a prior purchase so that makes it that much cheaper :).
8) I get 5% or so off from Sears using their card (I've always had one for that purpose).

I figure it's a good choice. I'm not expecting 31 years out of this one like the last, however, in 1987 there were four people in my house (aka more dishes/loads), now it's just me.

Thanks....
 

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Yes Ponocho,

Thanks a good Whirlpool made Kenmore 665.

Yes, if Sears goes under parts will still be available per Whirlpool.:)

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Jake:

In your experience, what size strain relief is needed for the direct wire installation? I plan to buy the Sears install kit. I have wire nuts handy, no problem there. The strain relief seems like the only other item I would need. Is it for a 7/8" hole?

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The new dishwasher should have it already when you connect it to the electric.:)

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It says in the instructions to install one, but does not indicate it comes with one. There's not one there now that I can see. I thought I read 7/8" somewhere.

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I'd need to see the installation sheet, I always use the original one from the customers old dishwasher if it doesn't come with one.:)

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Jake:

Here's the manual:

i.sears.com/s/d/pdf/mp-tc/10130653/prod_1457982512

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LOL, Bingo!

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Alright, Jake. The #13229 was ordered and has arrived to the store. I'm slated to pick it up on Friday and hopefully install it this weekend. Hopefully, it goes smoothly and I made a good choice :). Thanks.
 
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