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Caloric brand dishwashers are no longer manufactured. The brand was owned by Maytag of Newton, Iowa, a maker of residential and commercial appliances. In 2006, Whirlpool Corporation purchased Maytag and moved its operations to Benton Harbor, Michigan. The acquisition integrated the Maytag list of brands including Hoover vacuums, Caloric, Admiral, Amana, and Magic Chef.
History of Caloric/Maytag
Started in 1909, the Maytag Company began with the production of farm equipment such as threshing machines, band-cutters, and self-feeder attachments. It then moved into the household appliances market with the manufacture of the first fuel-powered clothes washing machine. Caloric dishwashers were manufactured at the Maytag plant in Jackson, Tennessee at the time of acquisition by Whirlpool in 2006.
The Upton Machine Company, as Whirlpool was originally known, began in 1911 manufacturing wringer-washers. The Whirlpool name was adopted in 1950. When it purchased Maytag, Whirlpool became the largest appliance manufacturer in the world.
Regular maintenance of dishwashers may extend the life of the appliance. Consumers should regularly wash interior surfaces with four tablespoons of baking soda dissolved in one quart of warm water and a soft, clean cloth. Surfaces should then be rinsed with warm water and dried with a soft, clean cloth.
To remove spots or soap film on the dishwasher tub or the door liner, owners should run the dishwasher empty. After 15 to 20 minutes of running, open the door and pour two cups of white vinegar onto the bottom and allow the appliance to finish the cycle.
Maytag/Whirlpool warns consumer that they should not use following items on their dishwashers: abrasive or harsh cleaners, ammonia, chlorine bleach, concentrated detergents, solvents and metal scouring pads
While Caloric dishwashers are no longer being sold, consumers may find information on existing models through generic replacement parts merchants. Several models were available with either 1 to 3 cycles or 4 to 6 cycles and parts for these are available through repair technicians and parts merchants
533 Benson Road
Benton Harbor, MI 49022