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Black greasy specks in sinks, dishwasher, etc. at home

We have been noticing black specks that leave a greasy trail when smeared in our bathroom sinks and on dishes washed in the dishwasher in recent weeks. After some research, I find that the 2 main ...
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I'm replacing old dishwasher but the connectors are different

Ok so the white is the piece comming out of dishwasher and other copper one is comming from water supply under sink. How do I connect the two together when the white is threaded and two big to fit ...
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Adding an outlet to the dishwasher/disposer circuit

I have switched garbage disposal, like many people do. The switch is on a wall w/o any outlets. I'd like to convert the switch to a switch/outlet combo. I read that you shouldn't add an outlet to ...
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Dishwasher doesn't fully drain

I have an odd setup - two dishwashers were in our home when we purchased it a year ago. Since we have two, we don't run them as often as one might and I noticed that the second one has an ...
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Fitting dishwasher under granite

Replacing a dishwasher and noticed they had tiled underneath and the dishwasher I purchased wouldn't fit. So I used an angle grinder and grout removel tool to remove the tiles down to the backer board ...
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Modify dishwasher water inlet valve or harness

Original water inlet valve electrical harness hookup Replacement water inlet valve electrical harness hookup Male connector/harness Inlet valve with female connector Dishwasher model number etc. ...
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Dishwasher install, no power

I just installed a GE dishwasher. When I turned the breaker on, it had no power. The wall and dishwasher both have 3 wires, black (hot), white (neutral), and green (ground). I have 120VAC from ground ...
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Removing side panel from dishwasher for part replacement - general advice

I am trying to replace a part (the dish rack holder) in an old Candy dishwasher (CDW 250). I have the replacement part, but it seems that replacing it will require removing the left panel. ...
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Leaking plastic on plastic water connector

I have a dishwasher with a small leak where the black plastic hose coming from the water inlet valve attaches to the dishwasher water inlet (on the left side of the dishwasher body). The leak is at ...
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Can a Dishwasher that automatically opens the door damage my kitchen cabinets?

Can a Dishwasher that automatically opens the door when finishing the cycle (to let steam out for better drying performance) cause damage to the kitchen cabinets? I'm worried since it doesn't open the ...
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Can an outlet for a dishwasher be located below the floor?

I am not a handy person, so I had family members install a new dishwasher. When they finished, I noticed that this was how the electrical was installed. The dishwasher was plugged into a new outlet ...
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Sealing Dishwasher Door

The rubber gasket sealing my dishwasher has a gap through which water sometimes escapes. I tried sealing it using caulk but most of it washed away. Is there another sealant I can use? I'm considering ...
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I can't refit the sump on a Miele G6510 dishwasher

In order to replace the heater element on my Miele G6510 dishwasher, I removed the whole sump assembly by removing the large worm-band and removing the filter and unscrewing the washer-jet mount. (I ...
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Dishwasher not getting hot water

I'm trying to find out if this is a Bosch dishwasher problem or plumbing problem before making call to right repair shop. My dishwasher does not have heating coil. We moved dishwasher from left of ...
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Removing a KDS-37 Kitchenaid fisher

How to remove an old KitchenAid dishwasher? The unit is exactly like the one in the picture in the hyperlink above and below. The screws in the left side have been removed and the unit will still not ...
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Debugging GE Dishwasher PDW7300/80N display/draining issues

The other night I ran a load in the dishwasher and when I came back there was no power to the display and the load hadn't completed. There was dirty water on the bottom. I disassembled the front door, ...
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Dishwasher supply line leaking when attached to unit

I'm attempting to install a new dishwasher, a Bosch 500 series. The water supply line itself is fine, as in there are no leaks along the line itself. However, I can't get the connection to the ...
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How to re-attach chewed dishwasher wire

I have a Whirlpool Quiet Partner II which has a wire chewed through by a rodent. The wire is on the water inlet valve control. I can see what needs to be attached where, and there is enough slack ...
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Low Voltage between Neutral and Ground wires in Dishwasher Junction Box

My Bosch 800 series Dishwasher will not function. I plan on swapping the control module. In the junction box, at the terminals, I'm reading 120V between Hot and Ground, and between Hot and Neutral. ...
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Bosch dishwasher has water at bottom after using liquid soap

I foolishly used liquid soap and baking soda when I ran out of dishwasher tablets for my Bosch (model SHX68T55UC). It worked and I bought more dishwasher tablets after about 3 days and started using ...
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Bosch dishwasher not filling

I have an older Bosch compact dishwasher - Classixx Maxx Freedom Performance. I installed it myself simply by mirroring the plumbing on the washing machine nearby - cold water supply and drain ...
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Side spray and a portable dishwasher

We just bought a portable dishwasher, and the sink has a single handle faucet with a sprayer (side spray.) (This video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTlmbpje7Js shows what the connection looks like. ...
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Hooking aftermarket drain hose to Frigidaire dishwasher

I would like to replace the 8' factory drain hose that came with my Frigidaire dishwasher (model FMB330RGC0) with a 6' hose to save space under the sink. I ordered a replacement hose, which needs to ...
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Kenmore portable washer 665.17779K600

Anyone knows the internal diameters for the drain and fill hose assembly (unicouple hose) of this model? The part number for the part is WPW10273574. I want to lengthen the hoses by about 2 feet and ...
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Cool down wastewater from dishwasher

I am planning to install a high power dish washer. This dishwasher runs hot and the water is heated to 180 degrees during the wash cycle. One potential problem with this is that I have a septic system,...
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How can I cut a metal pipe while preserving the wires inside?

I need to install a dishwasher with a solid bottom into this space, where this solid pipe (green rectangle above) is in the way. How would I remove the pipe, or at least make it level with the floor, ...
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WDT710PAYM4 Whirlpool Dishwasher part needed

I am looking to replace a part on my dishwasher. It's called the cover latch in the manual. I can't seem to find the part number listed anywhere.
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Dishwasher Not draining at the end of the cycle

My Samsung dishwasher (DMT400RHS/XAA) stopped draining water about three weeks ago. The “delicate” status light was blinking. Apparently, a blinking “delicate” light indicates a clogged drain or a ...
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Dishwasher not actually washing dishes, soap left behind

I can't remember the model of my dishwasher off the top of my head (will check tonight), but it's fairly new (~3 years old). A few weeks ago, it started leaving a decent amount of detergent behind ...
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Stored used refrigerator & dishwasher

I have a Viking counter depth refrigerator & a Fisher Paykel double dish drawer dishwasher. We have used them both since 2007, we had storm damage to our home & they both sat unplugged for ...
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Maytag Dishwasher

The air vent is located on top of the door (upper left corner). Hot steam comes out and has discolored the granite. I called Maytag and was told it could be the seal around the door. The service tech ...
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Can a problem with the case break on the dishwasher cause water from sink drainage to leak into dishwasher inlet?

Leakage of water through case brake into dishwasher. High loop installation without garbage disposal. Poured food coloring in sink and had it leak into dishwasher at inlet, not up through drain. Is ...
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Sink drainage leaking into dishwasher inlet

Just installed new dishwasher. Dishwasher fills, cleans and empties without issue. Hours later found water in bottom of dishwasher. Turns out when I empty say a pitcher of water into the sink, water ...
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Dishwasher confusion

I’m trying to track a fault in my wiring to the dishwasher. Ive seen evidence of a critter chewing on a coating but nothing touching anything bare to ground out. The breaker trips instantly after I ...
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GE dishwasher doesn't completely drain

My dishwasher fills with fresh water, and everything seems to work as expected except there always is leftover water. I can tell fresh water is being pumped in because the color and odor improves with ...
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Can I drain a dehumidifier pump into my dishwasher?

Probably a really dumb question. I handwash dishes and use my dishwasher as glorified storage, so I was thinking I could stick the hose coming out of my dehumidifier pump into the dishwasher and just ...
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Dirty Dishwasher water flows back into dishwasher

Attached a video demonstrating the symptom, and pictures of the setup. Video starts just before the Drain Cycle ends. Once it ends, air slowly enters from the disposal-end, pushing all the water ...
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Dishwasher chassis outputting an AC voltage

I've recently noticed that touching the metal interior of my dishwasher gives me a slight tingling. I put that (stupidly) to static electricity. For "fun" I then decided to touch a finger on the ...
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What type of compression fitting do I need?

I purchased a GE PLV1817XSS dishwasher and I am trying to connect the water to to the dishwasher intake, but I'm having trouble finding the correct fitting. The water intake is an unthreaded plastic ...
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mold into dishwasher

I come home from a week away to find that I left a few dishes in the sink, oops, and one of them has signs of life. Would it be unwise to put the moldy mug in the dishwasher? Should I first soak it ...
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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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