SPT SD-9252SS Energy Star 18″ Built-In Dishwasher – It works, but came damaged. The top was

It’s a beautiful machine, but now i have to modified cabinets because it is too short 3′ shorter than regular built in 18′ dishwasher, it’s worth what i paid for it.

This is a standard 18′ dishwasher. I think the vast majority of them are the same (maybe even same manufacturer with different labels). But i gave this 5 stars b/c after ordering 2 of them (renovating a duplex). I realized one of them wasn’t working a couple of months after ordering. The first time we went to test it we kept getting an error code. I made one call to spt and xavier immediately sent out the parts to fix the problem. That type immediate customer service is becoming more and more rare and i really appreciated it.

This dishwasher is perfect for my kitchen. It arrived early which was wonderful. We noticed it had a small ding on the top but it wouldn’t be seen because it would go under the counter. I reported it to the manufacturer and they immediately made it right. The unit cleans great and is very quiet. Overall, it’s a great space saver dishwasher. Here are the specifications for the SPT SD-9252SS Energy Star 18″ Built-In Dishwasher:

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  • Stainless Steel Interior: Quiet Operation at 55 dBA
  • Capacity: up to 8 standard place settings
  • 6 Wash Programs: All-in-1, Heavy, Normal, Light, Rinse and Speed
  • Rinse Aid Warning Indicator: refill reminder on rinse aid. Error Alarm: displays fault codes
  • Time Delay Feature: allows you to program operation at a later start time (1-24 hours)

I don’t even rinse and they come out sparkling clean. I had no place for a bigger dishwasher so i thought i would have to settle on a mediocre clean but very happy with purchase. Finally don’t have to wash dishes.

The top was dented, some of the plastic holders inside were broken, bit we aren’t using them.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Quality features compact in size
  • Great compact dishwasher!
  • Way better than i expected

This is my first dishwasher ever and i love it. It’s just enough for me and my husband. My kitchen looks bigger and it’s cleaner and just so thrilled. We have really only used the speed setting cuz it’s quickest and saves a bit of money on the bill.

Great value for stainless steel unit. Very quiet operation, operation is easy. Installation a bit more challenging than the one replaced. Dish and cutlery washing works excellent.

I have used this dishwasher every couple of days for a year without any problems. Surprisingly, it fit into my small kitchen perfectly and the dishes always come out clean. Not sure how well it works for dishes with caked-on food. The only issue i had was the glassware being a bit cloudy when using dishwasher gel. I switched to the all-in-one tablets and that made a real difference.

Small but efficient big pans don’t go in there but all the small things do. I live the fact that we didn’t have to tear the whole kitchen apart to install it. It fits in the place of one of the cabinets. One of the best investments.

Arrived on time, professionally packed, instructions were adequate, paper quality in instructions brochure very poor, tiny fonts. Controls easy to locate and operate, well coated stainless shell. Indeed quieter than expected, that i can even hear my wall clock ticking when is on, like any dishwasher i remove carefully or pre wash leftovers from dishes as not to clog the dishwasher filters. Just very clean results, a real space saver, worth your money 4 stars for now, will update review in a year will see duration.

Is smaller on then inside then expected, holds less then my other dishwasher. But so far i have no other complaints.

Great dishwasher for the size and price. We have a tiny kitchen and needed something that fit the space. My husband was able to put this in fairly easily. There is no drying option, but for the price it’s worth it. One small complaint though is that the if i do use powdered detergent it doesn’t always rinse it all out. That could just be the detergent though.

For the price i am extremely happy. I was initially mad because i realized there was no heating element. I thought the dishes were not going to be dry at the end of the cycle. Anyways after the first load to my surprise the dishes were perfectly clean and spotless. I don’t really understand how the ‘residual heat’ drying system works, but it does. I installed it myself in about 30 min.

Door is a bit flaky, gotta level it perfectly or the unit will turn off mid cycle worrying it doesn’t have a good seal (even though it does. Does a great job washing and drying them though.

Wish had better instruction. Never installed one before took a while to figure out where to hook up water supply. Now we have a slow leak, but the dish washer does work well. It was purchased to use at the downstairs bar.

I put this in a house that i was selling. I had a small problem installing the elbow for the water inlet. There was a small amount of residue in the threads from the manufacturing process which kept the elbow from seating properly. This led to a small drip, teaspoon in 8 hours. After using a thread cleaner the elbow seated properly and the leak stopped. I sold the house the next day. It seemed to work properly at that time.

Excellent product, it came before the schedule day. I installed the dishwasher the same day and was not complicated at all, it works fine and so far i had no problems with it. Because the size, we need to be very organize when we put all the dishes inside. Fits perfectly in a 18′ cabinet space. I would recommend these unit to anybody that has a small kitchen us.

We needed a compact dishwasher for our small kitchen and settled on this one. It’s about a year after we purchased and we love this dishwasher. It holds more than i thought it would, cleans great, and is very quiet. It did take some getting used to after having a standard size but it does a great job. The cycles do seem to take a long time but all in all i’m still very pleased a year later.

Why we’re ware spots inside on the door, and water in the packaging?. This was to be a new machine. Wish i had known shipping costs. Too many places to go to and too much to read.

Purchased this dishwasher, back in summer of 2014, this was the best dishwasher, i ever owned, better than my 900. 00 lg, we bought for another house we moved to. Totally recommended product.

When ordering these appliances make sure you measure exactly and check with your contractor or installer before you order. All of thes small appliances are so different in size.

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SPT SD-9252SS Energy Star 18" Built-In Dishwasher, Stainless Steel
5.0 of 5 stars, based on 84 reviews