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Dishwasher Drain Pump - Need Help!

My whirlpool WDT710PAYM6 dishwasher stopped draining. I checked the ohms on the drain pump and they were out of spec with the service manual (way too low). So I bought a new drain pump, but that didn'...
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Device to run cold water out of pipes?

Is there a device that will run cold water out of pipes? Rather than have my dishwasher fill with cold water and then heat it up by the coil, I want to run hot water into the dishwasher, but the ...
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How can I permanently connect a portable dishwasher to the water and drain lines under my sink?

Because our kitchen is small and our counter depths are not a standard size we have to resort to this tiny countertop dishwasher which is meant to be attached to the faucet but we want it attached ...
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Water leaking into dishwasher continuously

My dishwasher seems to be continually filling with clean water. The cycle runs fine and the dishwasher can drain. However inspecting it I see water is slowly tricking in through this part. When ...
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What is standard fill time for Bosch Dishwasher Model SHE4AM?

Bosch dishwasher model SHE4AM16UC/01 installed in May 2009. Recently, performance has been poor: top rack not cleaned well, liquid soap not removed fully from dispenser, etc. Using GoPro video, I've ...
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How can I clean my dishwasher drain hose?

My house is 7 years old. I live alone and decided it was easier to just wash what dishes I use rather than waiting for enough to run the dishwasher. Now there is a bad smell coming from around the ...
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W10327250 dishwasher inlet valve interchangeable with W10327248

Dishwasher inlet valve W10327250 I received W10327248 instead no harness plug connector can I use the one off the old part
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Reduce part count for countertop dishwasher hookup?

I bought a countertop dishwasher. Home Depot did not have adapters to connect my faucet to the included quick-connect adapter. I have also heard that the hoses in pull-out faucets are not meant to ...
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Dishwasher Dripping Water From Both Sides Directly Below The Door Gasket

My dishwasher is dripping water, from what appears to the black "plastic" that lines the inside "drum" of the washer. When the dishwasher is running, I see a steady steady slow ...
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Is my dishwasher drain set up correctly?

The dishwasher drain line passes from the island, under the floor and back into the cabinet under the sink, connecting to the sink drain above the trap between the two tailpipes. There is no other ...
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Non-toxic paint to mark metal cutlery [closed]

In my office, we have a lot of private cutlery brought from home. Over time it magically disappears so I have bought new sets several times. Is there a paint (preferably in a pen) that can be used to ...
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AEG dishwasher not starting

I have an AEG dishwasher (fsb42607z) that will not start. This started a day ago. I set a program and close the door. About 2min later the door just opens. No sounds of even trying to pull water, ...
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Connecting RO to Disposal drainline along with Dishwasher Drainline

First timer DIYer here. I have a very compact piping system underneath kitchen sink. Currently I have Insinkerator Badger 5 system installed which is taking dishwasher drainage in its inlet. I want to ...
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Dishwasher power wire fused with dishwasher cover

My dishwasher has a heavy wire (hard to bend, not stranded) coming out of the wall into a junction box, and then connects to my dishwasher. The wire from the wall has heat-damage: With corresponding ...
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How do I avoid getting so much gunk in this part of my dishwasher? [closed]

I do not know what this part of my (Model # WDF510PAYW) Whirlpool dishwasher is called. I do not know why it is filled with gunk? I do not know what his part does. But the most pressing question is, ...
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Scorched plug and socket

My dishwasher stopped working. I pulled it out and discovered a scorched plug with some carbon damage to the socket. Do you think this is a dishwasher fault? The socket still works... I want to know ...
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How do I connect Pex Line to Braided Hose?

I have a singular Pex type B hot water line running to my sink specifically for dishwasher hookup, however my dishwasher has a threaded hose line running from it to reach the sink. How/what do I do to ...
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Bosch Dishwasher SHE43R52UC - Perpetually Stuck in Pump Out Cycle - Leak?

At the end of a normal dishwasher cycle (the dishes came clean), the dishwasher never ended the pump out cycle. Even with the door open, it keeps pumping. Adding water from a bucket to the front, it ...
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Plumbing Garbage Disposal, Water Filter, Dishwasher and P-Trap

I'm doing a new install for a garbage disposal and water filter. Old plumbing didn't line up to new disposal. In total, I have a dishwasher out line (going through the disposal), a waste water line ...
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How to remove door panel from Bosch dishwasher with buttons on top?

I have a Bosch dishwasher with buttons on top (SHP65T55UC) and am trying to remove the front panel from the door. I've found several guides that all appear to say the same thing about Bosch ...
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How does water get into the dishwasher door?

I have a Bosch dishwasher and got the E:15 (anti flood shutoff) alert. I got into the pan underneath and the water there was very moldy. I cleaned it out and while running a cycle, I don't see any ...
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Installer won't install dishwasher due to "old" stop valve

We just ordered a new Bosch dishwasher from Home Depot, including third-party installation. The installer they sent looked under the sink and said that because our stop valve is too old, that he ...
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Bent/Dented Dishwasher Door - How Repairable Is This?

A member of my household backed up into the dishwasher door while it was open and, in the proceeding fall, managed to put all their weight onto it, which has left the door's frame pretty seriously ...
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Why are we to leave a front-loader clothes washer open, but not the dishwasher?

Everywhere, everybody, says to leave the door open on your front-load laundry washer so it can dry out and not accumulate mold. But no one, anywhere, says to leave the door open on your dishwasher. ...
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Minimal height of a dishwasher drain

I installed the drain pipe as shown here and I'll use a high loop for the tube but the installation instructions specify that it should be plugged at at least 18". Is this setup problematic?
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Brand new dishwasher tripping GFCI breaker

I bought a house that did not have a dishwasher installed (the seller gave a good rebate because of that). I have no experience installing these things, so I was searching for a handyman to do the ...
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What’s this dishwasher part?

Opening my partially-full Maytag dishwasher I found a gunky plastic part sitting on the top rack. Examining the dishwasher I can’t figure out where it might possibly go. Any ideas?
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Screw backing failure in Bosch dishwasher

Context: Bosch SHE3ARF2UC/22 provided this link to diagrams The plastic anchor, which holds the screw in place, seems to have broken: The screw hole is in the dishwasher door: Is there a simple ...
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3C Error Code on Samsung Dishwasher DW80K7050UG

I have a 2017 Samsung Dishwasher (Model Number: DW80K7050UG) that started failing with error code 3C, which refers to draining related error. The dishwasher drains perfectly at first after starting ...
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Where is the temperature sensor in a Bosch dishwasher? [duplicate]

My Bosch SMS65E12GB (Exxcel AquaStar 6.5L) dishwasher is running normally except that the dishes come out cold and not entirely clean. No error codes are showing and the cycles take the usual length ...
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Do Bosch dishwashers have a water temperature sensor? [duplicate]

My Bosch SMS65E12GB (Exxcel AquaStar 6.5L) dishwasher is running normally except that the dishes come out cold and not entirely clean. No error codes are showing and the cycles take the usual length ...
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Can I safely free up this kitchen countertop hole?

Our kitchen sink has an extra faucet hole, where I'd like to install a small tap for filtered water. But there is a stub of some old fixture in the hole. (I don't know what this thing is so I am just ...
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Dishwasher holding water

I have a whirlpool WDT720PADM2 I cleaned it on Friday and noticed a good amount of water still in the bottom/trap How normal is it for water to still be there? Is this an indication of a problem? ...
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Sulphur Smell in house when dishwasher is unloaded

I'm going crazy. I have had a sulphur/sewer smell going through A/C vents for 6 weeks. As soon as I smell it, I turn air off for a while ... then it's OK. IT ONLY HAPPENS 1 TIME A DAY. I've had A/...
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Our brand new dishwasher coats our dishes in a thin layer of dusty residue

We just bought a brand new dishwasher from Ikea, called a Lagan. (https://www.ikea.com/ca/en/p/lagan-built-in-dishwasher-white-80462167/) But it leaves behind a thin layer of dusty residue on ...
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Fridgidaire dishwasher making buzzing noise when the motor is running

I started the dishwasher this morning and everything is normal. Then all of a sudden it starts to make a relatively loud buzzing sound when the motor runs. It stops when it pumps water in and out. The ...
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Kenmore Dishwasher - Leaking from Bottom of Door Left Side (also stinks from time to time)

I have a Kenmore Elite 665.14815N611 that is leaking randomly from the bottom left of the door here. I thought it was the water level switch where the inside was filling up too much. Took it apart, ...
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Dishwasher with stripped plastic

I have a dishwasher connection with stripped threads. Does anyone know if it's possible just to replace the red part? I want to avoid replacing the whole hose and that requires removing the dishwasher ...
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How can I short a circuit (connect wires) in this tight space?

My dishwasher's button assembly is causing problems. Replacing it costs $200 and I've read that it's a common failure (so it might just happen again). I can bypass the button assembly and just run the ...
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Should I run my dishwasher from time to time?

Ok, this is probably a stupid question, however, here it is. I have not used my dishwasher for more than a year because I wash everything by hands. The dishwasher was used before for ~4 years by ...
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No ground wire or GFCI for a dishwasher

I recently purchased an apartment in New York City built ~2006, and we started renovating the kitchen. After I unhooked the dishwasher (an older Bosch model) I found that there was only a hot and ...
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I replaced our burnt-out dishwasher detergent dispenser with a new unit, yet the dispenser door still won't open during the wash cycle. What's wrong?

The detergent dispenser in our KitchenAid dishwasher was broken. I removed the door's cover and saw that the plastic drum piece that controls both the detergent release door and the rinse aid ...
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gfci for multi wire branch circuit dishwasher & disposal

I'm remodeling a place built in the 80s and found that the dishwasher and disposal are on a multi wire branch circuit - i.e. live wires come from separate breakers but shared neutral. AFAIK in ...
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15 amp dishwasher hooked to a 20 amp breaker

Purchased a home. Used dishwasher for the first time and it flipped the breaker and I could smell that something overheated and burned out. Could it have been drawing to much power and fried the board?...
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How to Diagnose and Repair Issue with KitchenAid Dishwasher Start Button Switch?

I have a KitchenAid KUDI01FLWH5 dishwasher with a control board part 8530995 Rev A. It has been installed and running fine for many years, except for having to replace the door balance link cables a ...
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Installing dishwasher under counter - removing top panel

I am building a kitchen in Indonesia. The usual system is a reinforced concrete countertop which is cast in place, with holes for the sink and hob, and then floor pillars made usually of end-on bricks....
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Why do objects go through dishwasher filters?

I have a brand new, top of the line dishwasher - a Bosch SHV89PW73N. On a regular basis it errors out, failing to drain... So we open up the mesh drain cover, take out the VERY fine mesh filter ...
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Does a plumbing hose going from a dishwasher to a garbage disposal require a loop?

In Jay613's helpful answer to this question, Jay writes: Don't forget the dishwasher drain hose needs to make a loop up high between the sink and the wall before coming back down to join the new ...
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Is this kind of connection for the dishwasher code compliant?

I was recently checking out the plumbing for my dishwasher and noticed an unusual drain setup. The dishwasher drain pipe feeds into a DWV pipe that is open at the top. Is this compliant with plumbing ...
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Why dishwashers can precisely predict washing time while wash machines can't?

If I select at my dish washer: A fixed-time program, it displays 2:20 in the beginning and it runs for exactly 2:20 An auto program, it displays 2:45 and runs for 2:15 to 2:45 so difference is < ...
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