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Old 07-21-2014, 04:15 PM   #1
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Had to install a whirpool dishwasher today. It took 3 different screwdrivers just to connect the electrics

A Torx to open the dishwasher junction box
A Phillips for the ground lug
A robertson for the knockout clamp.

That's ridiculous. Who designs this stuff??

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Had to install a whirpool dishwasher today. It took 3 different screwdrivers just to connect the electrics

A Torx to open the dishwasher junction box
A Phillips for the ground lug
A robertson for the knockout clamp.

That's ridiculous. Who designs this stuff??
Screwdriver manufacturers.

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Cheapest bid to supply screws.
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The dishwasher designers will try to keep as many screws common, as practical. That saves time when their people are assembling them, and minimizes the chance of operator error by putting the wrong screw in the wrong place. Likely that you are looking at purchased in sub-assemblies. In that case, the dishwasher manufacturer is looking for price and function --- that you have to spend an extra 10 seconds grabbing another screwdriver is lower on their priority list.
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And some screws are designed to keep the common 'I don't know what I'm doing' consumer out of the guts.
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Did it have the common 3/8 water connection or the new funky garden hose threads.....
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Did it have the common 3/8 water connection or the new funky garden hose threads.....
Funny you bring that up... it's hit and miss too.

Some of them are coming with the normal 3/8 connection and others are coming with a garden hose connection. The whirlpool had garden hose threading.

You never know until you actually open the box.

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