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Grounding my dishwasher

The dishwasher's junction box needs a ground, and I currently only have white and black. Can the flexible conduit be used as a ground? If I can securely rejoin the flex to the solid conduit (using ...
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Kenmore Dishwasher Leaking

I have a Kenmore 665.13549N412 dishwasher. It seems to be leaking during the dry cycle only out of the left corner if you are facing the dishwasher with the door closed. I have replaced the inner ...
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NM cable from wall box to dishwaster

I need to connect my dishwasher to an electrical box in the wall under the sink but it is recessed so the cable must come out through the front plate and not side knockouts. Out of the same box will ...
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Inlet valve to share between faucet and dishwasher

I just realized that my hot water 1/2" copper inlet in the kitchen is terminated with a regular single oulet valve but I do need to share it between the faucet and the adjacent dishwasher. Is there a ...
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Dishwasher squeals right during start up?

Not much to it. I can provide model and all that stuff but don't think it is pertinate. Dishwasher squeals/whistles high-pitched right when it is starting up. The rest of the one hour cycle no ...
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Dishwasher wires twice

I removed my old dishwasher and found that it was wired to the wall and another wire ran behind a plug box under the sink. Why would there be two wires? And do I need to hook the new dishwasher up to ...
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Kenmore portable dishwasher is neither heating nor washing

My Kenmore portable dishwasher -- model 66517482N710, <2y/o I believe -- is not working. When I turn it on, it drains, fills, then pauses for a while (10-20 minutes, or maybe more?) then just ...
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Dishwasher malfunctions with blinking lights

My Frigidaire dishwasher (model FFBD2411NS) stopped working today in the middle of a cycle, lights blinking (heavy load light, hot water light, heat dry light, sanitize light, and one phase light (...
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Wiring a Split Outlet with Two Neutrals

I’m trying to replace a very old outlet in my kitchen. The garbage disposal and the dishwasher are plugged into this outlet. The top outlet is switched, but the bottom is always hot. Everything I’ve ...
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Dishwasher drain hose getting dirty - what's wrong with my setup?

I've installed a built-in Kenmore dishwasher about 7-8 months ago after following the high drain loop method and today I found out that my drain hose looks like this, which I assume isn't normal. ...
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Whirlpool Gold WDT790SAYM3 motor not running during wash cycle

I have a Whirlpool Gold WDT790SAYM3 that's stopped running a few days ago. When I start a normal cycle w\ high heat it fills for about 30 seconds, then over the next few minutes I hear a few clicks ...
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How do I get 150F water to the dishwasher?

I have read in a maintenance manual that the ideal temperature for incoming water to a dishwasher is 150F. In my house, the hot water heater is currently set to 135F and it cools on traveling around ...
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Running wiring for a dishwasher

I installed a new dishwasher, and now I'm at the point where I need to wire it As a temporary measure, I just wired an appliance cord, and ran it to an outlet. To do that, I'm running it to an ...
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KDW60X16 Dishwasher - Not Pumping Water (Wash Pump)

I have the KDW60X16 dishwasher, and two days ago it started making a whirring noise. It will fill and drain fine - But will not spray/move water at all. The motor makes a 'humming/buzzing' noise when ...
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Repairing Broken Slider Inside Bosch Dishwasher

The left-hand drawer slide that holds the upper rack of my circa 2003 Bosch dishwasher has completely broken off. It looks like it was spot-welded to the stainless interior in two places, and both ...
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Reverse osmosis water filter installation

I am currently attempting to install a reverse osmosis water filtration system in the cabinet underneath my kitchen sink next to a refrigerator. The system comes with a faucet which appears to get it'...
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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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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 ...