I had the pleasure of speaking with a representative from Frigidaire today and got the news I was hoping for. Frigidaire will completely "refund" our dishwasher by sending Best Buy (where I bought it) a voucher for a dishwasher replacement.
So, I call up Best Buy and was told that our voucher has not hit Best Buy's system yet. Once it does, I can then go in and decide which model to choose from. I was told that Best Buy's policy is to replace the appliance with one that offers the most similar features for the price paid, however more and more people are having warranty issues and are demanding that if they have a store credit, then they should be able to choose whatever model of the appliance they'd want - and if it costs more than the replacement, then they'll pay the difference. Store manager mentioned that they'll be flexible with the in-store credit as long as a dishwasher of some sort is purchased. Could take upwards of a week for the voucher to be read in Best Buy's system.
So now I wait...patiently. Choices choices - what dishwasher to choose as a replacement?