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Questions tagged [dishwasher]

For questions about large appliances that automatically wash dishes.

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dishwasher wiring

so the power cable I need to hook up to dishwasher has one white one tanish color and then the ground so do I go white whit black to the tanish and then green to ground the bare copper one?
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Moving wet appliances away from sink around kitchen L bend and past oven

I am renovating my kitchen so that I can introduce a dishwasher and extend my counter top. My kitchen is a small L shaped one, and in order to get everything I want in the design I need to move my wet ...
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Do dishwashers with a built in “high loop” require a second high loop under the sink?

A "high loop" in the drain line of a dishwasher is one method of preventing backflow of fluid to the dishwasher. In the past I think this had to be created manually when the drain line was installed ...
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How to properly terminate dish washer / garbage disposal?

Introduction I am renovating a house and had an electrician come in to update power, run new outlets, etc. I will be installing a garbage disposal that uses a switch (switch already installed) and a ...
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How to uncap dishwasher water lines?

I moved into a mobile home that has the spaces and water lines for a dishwasher but the landlord says I would have to have a plumber uncap the lines... can’t really afford the plumber. Can I do this ...
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Why is my dishwasher drain pump constantly running?

We have a late 1960's Kitchenaid Superba (by Hobart) dishwasher. Problem: the drain operates continuously, so the dishwasher can never fill with water. (The water comes in, but it's immediately ...
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dishwasher leak from bottom front middle upon start of cycle

My dishwasher has been leaking some from the bottom of the door in the middle. There is no gasket there, so that is not the problem. My air gap was clogged, could that have exascerbated the issue? ...
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Is it safe to unclog the kitchen sink while letting the dishwasher run?

I am unclogging my kitchen sink with a chemical liquid while having my dishwasher running. Is it safe to do so? I'm afraid the chemical liquid may enter the dishwasher while it is running.
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GE dishwasher (model: GSD03230Z01WW) does not drain

My GE dishwasher won’t drain. Washer is washing, but doesn’t drain. Ending the washing cycle, there’s not hum.
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PP 1 1/2“ tubular f409 doesn't fit 1 1/2” WYE nor 1 1/4" WYE

Beginner with Plumbing here. I'm installing a dishwasher and I believe I'm working with a non-standard drain pipe (between two sinks) where I would like to connect a WYE fitting (to connect the ...
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NEC 422.16(B)(2) Built-in Dishwashers and Trash Compactors Requirement

According to the titled part of NEC, "(4)Receptacles shall be located to protect against physical damage to the flexible cord." I have installed a dishwasher recently, but the plugged to a receptacle ...
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replacing dishwasher hose, which way do I turn this?

I am trying to replace a hose on my portable dishwasher. The connection is very difficult to reach and I'm not sure what I should be turning and which way I should be turning it. It was very hard to ...
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Can a damaged dishwasher heating element break something else?

A piece of plastic melted on our dishwasher (66515113K216) heating element, and within a few weeks the heating element failed at that spot. We ran the dishwasher without a heating element for a few ...
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What is the maximum length I can extend the water supply/drain hose coupling for my PORTABLE DISHWASHER?

I just purchased a full-size, portable dishwasher (Maytag). The water supply/drain hose coupling is not very long and I would like to extend it to approximately 10 feet long. - Is there a maximum ...
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Dishwasher Leaks

While running the dishwasher water leaks heavily out of the bottom front. I replaced the seal to no effect. I then noted that while the dishwasher is running there is a lot of standing water in the ...
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How would I fit both a dishwasher and a washing machine with this plumbing?

What parts do I need to hook both units to this sink?
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Dishwasher drain pump and circuitry diagnostics

Dishwasher is not draining. Error code "d02" on display on start of cycle. No sound from the drain pump. Has lived and operated near Paris for some years, with hard water. "pompe de vidange" - French ...
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Can I remove the pump in my dishwasher to clean it?

My GE GDWF400VWW is making a noise like something stuck in the pump. Can I remove the pump and clean it out? Do you have a video that would help me visualise?
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No loop to hang dish washer drain hose higher

This is behind my dish washer and the drain hose has been like that for awhile (by laying flat on the ground): I believe it should be hang up to make a loop on top, right? But there is no where to ...
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Do dishwashers and clothes washers require dedicated circuits in an older home?

2 part question Thanks in advance. My home was built in 1969. My dishwasher is currently on a 20 amp circuit. It is also shared with the garbage disposal and 1 gfci electrical outlet. We rarely use ...
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What is this piece, that fell out of my Kenmore Dishwasher?

I have a Model #66513593K600 Kenmore dishwasher. I had a fuse problem, and replaced it, but after I put it back together, I found that this part had fallen out and I'm not sure what it is or where it ...
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Can I install a new dishwasher or are there code changes

I’m getting a new dishwasher with the intention of directly replacing my existing one from 15+ years ago. However I’m seeing conflicting descriptions of what is up to code, so I’m hoping someone can ...
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Dishwasher part identification

This dish washing machine piece seems to be leaking (in red). My mom wants to change the dishwasher but I want to try and replace it if it isn't to complicated (hoping the leak doesn't come from ...
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Dishwasher part issue: Gasket holder

I have a Samsung dishwasher (Model: DW80F800UWS/AC). The part holding the gasket in place in the tub is broken and sticking out. Since it was pretty sharp, I pulled it all out. Turns out that the ...
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Sanity check on hot water line for dishwasher installation where there wasn't one before

Here's how the sink currently is hooked up: Rear shut off valves: Front hookups to sink: The approach I was looking at - after significant confusion at home depot (I'm honestly still a bit confused)...
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How to connect dishwasher air gap to sink tailpiece?

So I bought this air gap: https://www.homedepot.com/p/PartsmasterPro-Dishwasher-Air-Gap-with-Cover-in-Chrome-58454/300733089 And this tailpiece: https://www.homedepot.com/p/Everbilt-1-1-2-in-x-8-in-...
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Intake valve failure (F02) in dishwasher, anything to try?

I bought a dishwasher, an Indesit DFP 58T94, and the installers were terrible. They connected the pipes but left without trying because they couldn't open the water valve. They told me it had to be ...
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Best way to fit this dishwasher under the kitchen counter?

This dishwasher is about a half inch too tall. Cutting a slot into the underside of the counter would solve the problem, and the lip of the washer would hide the cut, but I don't know the best way to ...
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Can a dishwasher be installed 8 feet from sink [closed]

I bought a new dishwasher, and the installer said they would not recommend installing it away from the sink (next to a lazy Susan 8 feet from sink pipes) because the pump is not strong enough to pump ...
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Dishwasher continues to run water in when off

After it broke for a seemingly unrelated reason (the drain hose was clogged), we didn't shut the water supply line off for a few weeks. After we repaired the initial cause of breakage, the dishwasher ...
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Kenmore dishwasher - replaced broken heating element but still not fully drying

I have a Kenmore dishwasher, model 665.13073K210. It also reads 13073K 583-0 inside the door. Some time ago I noticed that dishes were not getting dry like they had been, and after the cycle ...
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Dishwasher water backup

My dishwasher empties just fine But, a day or 3 later, I have water backed up into it. How do I fix this myself? Please be very precise, I am a retired lady whose plumbing experience was replacing ...
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Are these dishwasher 'symptoms' consistent with a blocked drainage hose

I believe that my dishwasher's drainage hose is partially blocked. Are the following symptoms all consistent with / explained by that, or is there something else I should be worried about? Not fully ...
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Is it safe to put drain cleaner down a dishwasher?

I believe, my dishwasher is not draining fully. (See separate discussion of my diagnosis here. For this question let us assume I'm correct.) We've cleaned the filter and followed the relevant ...
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I would like to replace air gap in my sink with a flat plate, what is that plate called?

My sink currently has an air gap that my dishwasher is not connected to. Instead the plumber has the drain line going up and back down as shown in the first image below. Since it is not being used, I ...
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1.5 inches of water in dishwasher drain cup after use

I have a ~ 10 y.o. Kenmore dishwasher (will get the model when it's done running). After running a full cycle, with heated dry, there is about 1.5 inches of water left in the drain cup (my ...
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Standing water in dishwasher

I accidentally opened the diswasher mid-cycle. Then i closed it and it went back to normal operations. But after the cycle ended, i see some standing water at bottom on tub for the 1st time. I ...
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My new dishwasher is smelling like sewer

I bought a Kitchenaid KDFE104D to replace an older Kitchenaid dishwasher. I never had any issues with the older dishwasher but eventually it died. I bought this one since I had a good experience with ...
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Dishwasher supply line leak

I deinstalled my old dishwasher as I getting a replacement. The supply line has been dripping ever since. I double checked the supply line was firmly closed and tightened the nut from the water ...
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Stinky dishes and cups from the dishwasher - but only after it rained

The house I live in is 14 years old and is connected to the municipal water and sewage system in the Toronto, Canada, suburbs. I am on my second dishwasher. The first one was a cheapo Whirlpool, the ...
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Can I connect a dishwasher to a garbage disposal instead of the sink overflow?

I would like to install a water purification unit under my double kitchen sinks. I currently have a dishwasher and a garbage disposal connected. What is the proper code when doing this. More ...
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Swan SDW2011B dishwasher water inlet error

I've just bought a second hand Swan SDW2011B dishwasher. After connecting it to the water mains I decided to try it and run an empty washing cycle. When turned on I can hear the water outlet pump ...
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Bad smell from disherwasher - is this a bad setup?

I've been noticing a bad sewer-like smell that happens when I run the dish washer. The house is older, and the setup under the kitchen sink is a bit confusing. There was once a garbage disposal, but ...
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Draining problems in dishwasher. Is this drain setup ok?

I have issues with dirty water in filter area and dishes not coming clean. This is a new dishwasher. Old one had similar issues so I think it is the drain and not dishwasher. Is the drain setup ok? ...
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Testing dishwasher drain hose after snaking cloggage but before putting back

My dishwasher (Samsung DMT400RHS) stopped working (it would turn itself off 10-15 min after start) and I determined it was because the drain hose/assembly was clogged so it couldn't flush out. I took ...
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Water backing into dishwasher WITH new check valve and loop in place?

So this is really baffling... Our GE Profile dishwasher is having an issue with dirty water backing into it while it's off. We've had the dishwasher for years with no issues, it just recently started ...
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Dishwasher + Instant Hot Installation

I have a dishwasher and garbage disposal plugged into a 2-outlet wall receptacle under the sink. The GD is set up to a switch on the counter. Checking the fuse box, these both appear to be 20A. ...
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Dishwasher causes terrible smell in disposal - why?

Our 15-year-old Asko dishwasher has its drain connected to the garbage disposal on our sink, and it in turns drains through a P-trap into a sewer pipe that has a "sure vent" (not vented to the roof or ...
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Hardwire Dishwasher Installation question

I am installing a whirlpool dishwasher in my house. I am going to hardwire it. The wires coming from the dishwasher are a black and white 16 gauge. the wire coming out of my wall contain a black and ...
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How should I troubleshoot a dishwasher that stops in the last minute of the cycle?

I have an LG model # LDS5040ST dishwasher. I found it displaying an nE error code the other day. The code description on the LG site says it is thrown due to the vario motor locking. Today I tore ...