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GE Profile PDWT200VWW 24" Built-In Dishwasher Prices, Specifications and Reviews


 
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  The GE Profile dishwashers with model numbers starting PDWT1, PDWT2 and PDWT3 are relatively large-capacity dishwashers providing a variety of features. Although they don't have the fold-down tines found on some models, they do have hidden controls (for a sleeker look); the ability to delay the start of a wash cycle for two, four or eight hours; an adjustable and removable upper rack; an audible end-of-cycle signal; water jets targeting the silverware area; and a steam prewash setting. The main differences are that the PDWT2 and PDWT3 series have an exterior end-of-cycle indicator light that isn't on the PDWT1, and the PDWT3 series has a DeepClean with Steam cycle and a bulk detergent dispenser that aren't on the other two.

Models:
PDWT100VWW (White), PDWT100VWW (Black), PDWT180VSS (Stainless Steel),
PDWT200VWW (White), PDWT200VBB (Black), PDWT280VSS (Stainless Steel),
PDWT300VWW (White), PDWT300VBB (Black), PDWT380VWW (Stainless Steel)

Prices For PDWT1 Series

(Prices as of 09/1/2012)
White      Black      Stainless  Source
$899$899$999MSRP
$720$720$810Best Buy (Shipping/Delivery typically $0-$70)
$720$720$810Sears (Delivery starts at $70; at times offers free shipping/delivery)
$719$719$809Home Depot (Delivery starts at $70; at times offers free shipping/delivery)
$719$719$809Lowe's (Delivery starts at $80; at times offers free shipping)
$759$759$854Abt Electronics (Typical shipping/delivery $0-$78)
$679$679$764AJ Madison (Shipping/delivery typically $99-$198)

Prices For PDWT2 Series (Exterior end-of-cycle light)

(Prices as of 09/1/2012)
White      Black      Stainless  Source
$999$999$1,099MSRP
$810$810$900Best Buy (Shipping/Delivery typically $0-$70)
$809$809$900Sears (Delivery starts at $70; at times offers free shipping/delivery)
$809$809Home Depot (Delivery starts at $80; at times offers free shipping/delivery)
$809$809$899Lowe's (Delivery starts at $80; at times offers free shipping)
$747$747$824Abt Electronics (Typical shipping/delivery $0-$78)
AJ Madison (Shipping/delivery typically $99-$198)

Prices For PDWT3 Series (End-of-cycle light, steam cycle, bulk detergent dispenser)

(Prices as of 09/1/2012)
White      Black      Stainless  Source
$1,099$1,099$1,199MSRP
$900$900$990Best Buy (Shipping/Delivery typically $0-$70)
$900$900$990Sears (Delivery starts at $70; at times offers free shipping/delivery)
$900$900$989Home Depot (Delivery starts at $70; at times offers free shipping/delivery)
$899$899$989Lowe's (Delivery starts at $80; at times offers free shipping)
$899$899$944Abt Electronics (Typical shipping/delivery $0-$78)
$781$781$866AJ Madison (Shipping/delivery typically $99-$198)

Additional Costs:

$0-$200+Shipping/delivery (it can cost $0-$25+ to have the old appliance hauled away)
$0-$150+Installation, with no modifications to existing hook-ups and cabinets
$150-$2,000+Installation, if water/electric lines must be added or cabinetry modified)
$10-$30Dishwasher installation kit (hoses, etc. -- typically required)
$70-$280+Extended warranty, depending on retailer, terms and length

Specifications:

DimensionsHeight: 34"
Width: 24"
Depth: 24.75"
Weight115 lbs.
Capacity16 place settings
ColorsWhite, Black, Stainless Steel
Decibel levelManufacturer's estimate: 52dB
(Average levels: 50dB normal office noise; 80dB typical alarm clock)
Energy Star QualifiedYes (meets EPA criteria for better-than-average efficiency); rated CEE Tier II (meets higher standards by the Consortium for Energy efficiency -- Tier III is the highest rating)
Estimated Cost Per Year$29 with electric water heater, $22 with natural gas
(Average range for similar models $20-$50)
CyclesPDWT1 and PDWT2 series have 4: auto, normal, light (china/crystal), sanitize
PDWT3 series has 4: auto, deep clean with steam, normal, china/crystal
Additional Settings5: delay start (2, 4 or 8 hours), heated dry on/off, added heat (TempBoost), steam prewash, automatic hot start
Controls6 electronic touchpads, hidden on top door edge
Sensor WashYes
Silverware basket1 piece silverware basket with 3 covers
FilterSelf-cleaning 5-stage filtration, with hard-food grinder
Tub heightTall tub
Tub materialStainless Steel
Rack materialNylon
Other FeaturesAdjustable racks and tines
Audible end-of-cycle signal
Exterior end-of-cycle light (on PDWT2 and PDWT3)
Warranty1 year parts and labor; 5 year limited, racks & electronic control board; lifetime tub/door liner

The manufacturer's detailed information on this product is available at GEAppliances.com for the PDWT100VWW, PDWT200VWW and PDWT300VWW.

What People Are Saying:

Consumer Reports estimates the GE Profile dishwashers with model numbers starting with PDWT1, PDWT2 or PDWT3 will perform similarly to the PDWT200VWW, which it rated very good for washing, energy use and ease of use, but only good (a mediocre ranking) for noise levels. CostHelper found only a few user reviews online and they are mixed, with anywhere from about 30%-85% recommending these dishwashers. Those who like these machines say they are quiet, look good, clean dishes well and are easy to load. Those who dislike these dishwashers report repeated repairs and say they don't get the dishes clean.