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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Dishwasher electrical connection up to code?

When I removed my dishwasher in order to level the floors and install new flooring, this is what I found: It looks like the electrician just left the wire sticking out of a hole in the wall, but not ...
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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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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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Whirlpool dishwasher having issues, what would cause these symptoms?

I have a Whirlpool dishwasher (type 575-0). Over the weekend, the dishwasher control buttons simply stopped working. No LEDs came on when the button was pushed, dishwasher didn't start, nothing. ...
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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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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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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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Dishwasher still running cold despite heating element and thermostat replacement

Beko DW603 I’ve replaced both the heating element and the thermostat with new parts. It’s still not heating. Looking online I’ve not been able to find what else could be causing the problem and what ...
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Capping a Side Spray Opening on a Moen Faucet

I am setting up a portable dishwasher (an 18-inch GE portable dishwasher). Similar to this question from last year, I am planning to connect the dishwasher to a kitchen faucet with a side spray. ...
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dish washer not spinning

The dishwasher fills with water, but it doesn’t seem to be spinning, only producing heat. Upon opening you can see water on the bottom, it drains the water fine if I cancel the cycle. I’ve tried ...
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Adding reverse osmosis air gap faucet without drilling hole

I have a marble countertop with a single hole for a faucet. I'd like to install a reverse osmosis system. what options do I have to avoid having to drill a new hole in the marble for the RO air-gap ...
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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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How to stack a portable countertop / tabletop Dishwasher on top of a front load washing machine?

I have limited space because all the cabinets were already setup long back. A Bosch front load washing machine (60cm (d) x 60cm (b) x 85 cm (h) is placed in this space. There is a gap of 60.5 cm from ...
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Dishwasher not draining and emitting a weird sound

I have a 5 years-old Whirlpool WDT910SSYM3 dishwasher and very recently it stopped draining at the end of the washing cycle. Every time I tried to make it drain, it emits a weird and unusual crackling ...
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Can this dishwasher door be repaired?

The bottom of our dishwasher door is damaged. Can it be repaired and brought back to a newish state? Or does the facade need to be replaced?
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How can I repair my stainless dishwasher interior?

My dishwasher has a stainless steel interior. To hold the rubber door seal in place the manufacturer attached a stainless strip along the edge forming a channel for the gasket. It's held on with spot ...
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Dishwasher heating element knocked through tub

I recently noticed a leak coming from my dishwasher (Frigidaire FGID2466QF4A), which appeared to be coming from the heating element nut; it was pretty corroded and had split. I replaced that nut, but ...
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How to install sink waste line with limited room between garbage disposal with an AAV required

Issue I'm trying to install the waste lines to attach my sink to the sewer line. This is complicated by my garbage disposal being directly in front of my wall hubs, forcing me to divert the lines ...
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What should the ohm, resistance, reading of a dishwasher thermostat be?

The schematic doesn't say that I can see. What should a "normal" resistance reading be for a dishwasher thermostat? I do have continuity. I read 1.3 or thereabouts. It is a Kenmore, but ...
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Dishwasher Spits water

I have a Maytag dishwasher model # MDB4709AWW4. It spits water out the front left corner only after the pause after the pre-wash cycle. The water is clean and is always about the same amount.
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Samsung Dishwasher Leaving Brown Residue on Silverware

I am looking to fix a relatively new Samsung Dishwasher. The dishwasher works fine for the most part, but it consistently leaves a brown sticky residue on our silverware. I have tried to clean the ...
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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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Drain pump on dishwasher running backwards

I have a GE GDT665SFN0DS dishwasher and the other day it stopped pumping out the drain. I checked for debris and clogs, nothing. I did notice that when I ran it without the filter and screen installed ...
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Dishwasher - 3/8 inch 90° elbow leaks. How do I tighten it without overtighting it and it is pointing down?

I've installed a new dishwasher, but the 3/8 inch 90° elbow leaks. How do I tighten it without overtightening it and it is pointing down? I put two wraps of teflon tape and hand tightened it, and ...
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Dishwasher won't drain between cycles but will empty using cancel button

I can't get my whirlpool dishwasher to empty between cycles,,,I did change the control board and it didn't work,,it will empty with the cancel button, I do not have a disposal I cleaned out the bottom ...
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Dishwasher squeals right during fill?

Not much to it. I can provide model and all that stuff but don't think it is pertinent. Dishwasher squeals/whistles high-pitched right when it is intaking water - super super loud. So depending ...
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Where does this gasket go? Countertop dishwasher faucet adapter

I have an SPT brand countertop dishwasher. I forgot to push the red drain button before disconnecting the hose from the faucet adapter. The water pressure blew off this black rubber gasket. I can’t ...
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Dishwasher Drain Pump: How to Test?

my dishwasher isn't draining. I checked the drain hose and it's clear enough that I could blow air through it. I removed the drain pump, model #W10158351B I measured the resistance between the two ...
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How can I connect a portable dishwasher to laundry hookups?

I just moved into new duplex that has a decent sized laundry room. During my move I brought my portable compact dishwasher (very similar to this one). I don't have counter-top space to position the ...
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What should I do if the plastic waterline connection on my dishwasher is stripped?

I'm a first-time homeowner and just bought a new dishwasher. I've repaired my car in the past using manuals just fine so thought I'd give home device installation a try. Things were going great ...
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How to remove this fitting from hard wired dishwasher

I'm wondering how to remove this connector from my dishwasher, or what it is called? It seems like it was pushed through the opening, after which little wings depressed, preventing it from being ...
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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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Help w/ Countertop Dishwasher Connection/Adapter

I have a countertop dishwasher that needs to be hooked into my faucet, but the major obstacle is that my faucet is a pull-out spray head. I can pop the bottom of the spray head off to reveal the ...
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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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