"Sump system needs redesign"2.5 starson by Alleycat10
Pros: Good looking, loads nicely, quiet while it lasts.
Cons: Not long-lasting, so do not buy this machine.
Summary: We have owned this machine for about three years. One issue is that the nylon cables that help lift the door with the help of springs will fray and break a few years of every other day use, requiring partial pull-out and replacement. I bought spares.
After nearly three years of every other day use, the main pump with motor unit makes a high-pitched squealing noise that is apparently the result of a leaking pump seal that has allowed water to enter the main motor upper bearing, damaging it, thus the squealing. I ordered a complete sump unit and will replace the failing unit and will replace it myself when the replacement arrives which should be in a few days. This will be our first and last major repair for this machine. After that, it will be out the door for replacement with a Bosch.