Is it ok to have the drain hose of the dishwasher just set into the kitchen sink and set in place, or do I have to merge it with the drain under the sink?

I am leaving this apartment soon (with my dishwasher), have a huge sink, and don't care aesthetically if there's a hose.


  • Doesn't seem like a problem to me, as long as you can make sure the hose doesn't flop out of the sink and pump the DW contents all over your floor. – Daniel Griscom Mar 8 '16 at 0:25

When the dishwasher goes to pump out then the pressure will move the hose possibly blowing it all over your kitchen.

Think of a hose left on full without anyone holding it.

You will need to clamp it down somehow and even then expect some splashing.

Good luck!

  • Works like a charm, thanks :). A wet cloth on the drain is enough to keep it in place, so just taped it down. – Gil Mar 23 '16 at 0:08

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