Bought Whirlpool Dishwasher (Model GU2455XTSS1) in March 2007 for $673. Service call required in March 2009: $158
Unit noisy in Oct 2011: Service call placed: $136. Unit increasingly noisy in Jan 2012: Service call again placed: $93 that Whirlpool refuses to reimburse. Are told motor must be replaced: Estimate of $403 for motor with 90-day warranty.
4.5-year old dishwasher must now be prematurely replaced since Whirlpool has no program to recognize premature motor failure and premature end-of-life of dishwasher which should be expected to have 10 year useful life.