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Samsung Dishwasher is not spraying

I have a Samsung DW80K5050US its not that old and under used. The water flows in from the side to the base The water gets hot The water Won't Spray or move or jet or anything Then the water gets ...
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Switch for dishwasher

Can I install a switch for my dishwasher? The dishwasher is on a 15 amp circuit. The plan would be to take the existing dishwasher wire run it to a box in the sink cabinet and place it high on the ...
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Where is the “labyrinth plate” of a dishwasher?

I am trying to diagnose an intermittent error message with a Fisher & Paykel DW920 Dishwasher. I found the diagnostics manual, and in the section on checking the operation of the wash pump it ...
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Hole in hose on Dishwasher drain kit

As in attached picture the hose on the drain punmp of my GE dishwasher seems to have developed a hole and is leaks when the dishwasher runs. I contacted GE for a solution but not much luck. Can anyone ...
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Salt residues on the bottom of dish washer

I have started to seeing salt residues on the bottom of my machine after i moved to new flat. I could tell that water in here is harder than my previous flat.
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Drain Hose - Reverse Water Pressure in Standby

I have 5 drain hoses from various appliances (dishwasher, laundry washer, AC condensate, water softener, water filter) that all have the standard regulated air gap to a sink. I imagine drain pumps on ...
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Dishwasher and sink drain smell

I have been trying to troubleshoot a smelly dishwasher for a few months now. Here is what I observed: Dishwasher does not smell normally Dishwasher smells almost immediately after a wash cycle starts ...
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Can I run cable through a junction box in a cabinet and then to the dishwasher?

My electrical wire to my dishwasher comes up through a hole in the subfloor wired right to the dishwasher. I wanted to replace it (too much to go into here, just know the subfloor got wet, and I ...
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Jenn-Air Dishwasher - Red “Add Salt” and “Drying” Lights at End of Cycle

I have a Jenn-Air dishwasher, model JDB9800CWP2. It seems to be working normally, except that at the end of the cycle, the Add Salt and Drying lights are dimly glowing red. It has not done this before,...
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How to remove plastic supply line to dishwasher?

I am trying to remove my current dishwasher and would like some advice on disconnecting the supply line. The supply line to my dishwasher is connected to the shut-off valve with some sort of plastic ...
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What’s a proper way to wire a dishwasher

I am in the process of wiring for a second dishwasher. The first one is hardwired and has a wall switch. My thought is to put the old work outlets for both dishwashers inside the wall (it’s a wood ...
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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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Frigidaire FDB126RBS0 Dishwasher makes Grinding noises

I have a Frigidaire FDB126RBS0 dishwasher that has started making intermittent grinding noises when it is running. Based on what I have researched so far, it sounds like it could be either the pump or ...
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Dishwasher - pump does not stop working after getting an Error message

We have an elektrolux dishwasher which is some years old. Today while working it gave an error message about leaking water. We found no water outside on the floor. After turning the dishwasher off the ...
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My new dishwasher goes bonkers randomly. How can I test if “dirty power” is the culprit?

I bought a brand new dishwasher and within minutes of installing it, the dishwasher started itself, as in clicked "normal" and then clicked "start" all by itself. It has ...
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Bosch dishwasher part identification

Trying to identify a dishwasher part. Thia dishwasher is bosch, silence plus (I'm in Israel). This part was stuck near the pump inside the dishwasher (specifically the gear of the pump). The ...
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Dishwasher water line not providing hot water

Have an odd situation that started a week or so ago. The dishwasher was running to completion and dishes were either still dirtyish or the dishwasher pod was not dissolved and the dishes basically ...
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Is it OK for dishwasher waste to be connected lower than sink trap elbow?

We have a new-build house with an integrated dishwasher that was already fitted when we moved in. It's about 4 months old, and it recently stopped draining. The engineer found that the waste pipe was ...
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Are Soap Suds Normal After the Dishwasher is done?

This washing machine uses the normal pods. I set the jet dry to minimal. However, at the end of the wash cycle I see soap suds on the bottom. Is this normal? I was wondering if the soap suds were from ...
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Bottom of dishwasher leaking when not running

I just moved into a house and was trying to adjust the dishwasher height when I noticed the bottom of the dishwasher is leaking when I'm not even using it. Here is the leaking part circled in red: ...
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Dishwasher and garbage disposal wiring in same gang box

I am in the planning stages of renovating my kitchen. I plan on wiring my garbage disposal under the sink and using one of those air switches to control it. The wiring is not a problem. However, to ...
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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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Heat and water safe material for internal dishwasher repair

On the inside of my dishwasher is a plastic tube that transports water to a spinning piece in order to clean the upper rack. Part of the plastic tube has melted through and the top rack is no longer ...
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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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What hose do I use to connect my GE dishwasher to my sink's 3/4" Tee?

I recently purchased a new GE dishwasher to replace our old dishwasher. The model we bought is GDF530PGMWW. It comes with a drain hose attached (see image), and it comes with an extension hose. The ...
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Dishwasher Doesn't Complete Cycle

As of last night, without any warning, our dishwasher (Bosch Ascenta) no longer operates correctly. The short version is that it will power on, but when a cycle is started, you hear something trying ...
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Will separate dishwasher drain cause sewer gases and wet dog smell?

Will this separate pipe for dishwasher cause sewer gases to enter into cabinet and dishwasher to get wet dog smell? The separate dishwasher pipe design - at top of pipe is a 2” Wye fitting - one side ...
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Dishwasher plug blocking disposal outlet

I'm a beginner, so keep that in mind... My house has the dishwasher and disposal plugged in under the sink, where the bottom outlet is hooked to the disposal switch. I've heard it isn't generally ...
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Dishwasher drainage problem

I recently got a "new" (used) dishwasher and have installed it myself. It is a Frigidaire Ultra Quiet iii. There is a problem with it draining water. Here is what the setup looks like: The ...
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Frigidaire dishwasher m# FDB2410HIS0 door problem

My Frigidaire model above operates fine through the cycles but the door won’t latch. I have taken the door apart.there is an electric switch control, that must operate the latch, but it is inside the ...
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Changing a dishwasher from hardwired to cord-and-plug

My dishwasher flooded my kitchen, requiring the removal of the flooring and eventually the lower cabinets. I turned off the water supply to the dishwasher right after the flood, but couldn't unplug it ...
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Do I have to add a ground wire that has been missing for 20 years?

I am replacing a 20 yr old dishwasher in a 20 yr old house. The wiring from breaker box connected to the old dishwasher had no ground wire. Can I just attach the old white & black wires to the ...
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Can the dishwasher inlet on the tailpipe be lower than the drain's exit in the wall?

I'm installing a new dishwasher and there is very little vertical space between the bottom of the sink and the drain exit through the wall. I need to squeeze in a dishwasher tailpipe, but as things ...
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My dishwasher is too short for the counter

We just remodeled our kitchen and the cabinet opening is 35 inches high but newly bought dishwasher is only 31.5 inches. How can I properly install it with the height difference?
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Can I add a second dishwasher to an existing power circuit?

Our current dishwasher has a dedicated 120v 20A circuit breaker (KY, USA). We are thinking of adding a second one. We will likely be alternating the use of the dishwashers but may use both ...
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Dishwasher leaking under overflow float switch assembly

I noticed a leak under the front right of my dishwasher and it seems to be dripping down from the plastic overflow switch assembly under the dishwasher. I googled around and saw articles about ...
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How to unscrew this screw

I want to take out my dish washer but there is a screw that I don't know how to unscrew. I can't get the screwdriver straight on the screw head, only at an angle. Any advise would be appreciated.
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Water leaking from sink trap

This weekend I replaced a drain stopper and all the hardware down to the p-trap, keeping those parts original. After connecting everything I ran the water for about 10-15 minutes while I cleaned up. ...
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Can I use my dishwasher solely for drying?

I prefer washing dishes by hand but I want to dry them using the dishwasher. I use the Blomberg DW51600 SS dishwasher. This has an Express dry function. But when I select this function it still ...
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Does anyone know what this rubber thing I found on the tub in my dishwasher is? [closed]

Last night I was emptying my KitchenAid KDFE104DSS5 dishwasher when I found this on the tub. I looked all over inside it trying to figure out where the heck it came from. It's about 3 inches long. I ...
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Dishwasher shows a drain problem - diagnosis

I have a Bosch SHEM63W55N model and it intermittently ends a cycle with E22 error code. The literal reading of the code is: An E22 error code indicates that the dishwasher filter is blocked. The ...
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What is this part on my dishwasher, and why is it leaking?

I noticed our dishwasher was leaking last night. Below is a stock picture of the pump assembly, part #wpw10195599 which would actually be positioned upside down from what you see in the picture. The ...
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Best treatment for dishwasher rollers that use metal screws

My dishwasher roller wheels are plastic and have started to fail. I bought replacements, but another of the original plastic ones has started to fail. When I went to look I saw that the replacements ...
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Dirty dishes at the top even after cleaning parts

I have a Maytag Quiet Series 300 dishwasher. I am not sure how old it is but I've been in this house for 5 years now. The dishwasher was never a superstar but recently it started washing dishes really ...
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Can I replace a quite old Kenmore 665.17769k600 portable dishwasher with a new 24” Whirlpool/Kenmore regular font-console built-in dishwasher?

What unknown compatibility problems might I hit? Would like to keep the new unit a Whirlpool to help improve compatibility AND after twenty+ years I know know the Whirlpool insides so well. I also ...
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Should there be standing water in this part of my dishwasher?

I took out the filter of my whirlpool dishwasher to clean it. The filter and the well were coated with soft gunk, even tho I cleaned them about 2 months ago. I noticed that the well that the filter ...
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15 Amp outlet on 20 AMP circuit?

I moved to a newly renovated house, re-built from foundation 2 years ago. Electrical is all new. I have a 20 AMP breaker with 14/2 romex that is connected to the dishwasher. I want to add a garbage ...
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Samsung dishwasher dispenser doesn't open until partway through rinse cycle

We have a Samsung DMR57LFB dishwasher that is about 6 years old. The past two weeks or so we noticed a new problem -- soap on the glasses after the dishwasher was finished. So I watched during the 2 ...
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Dishwasher not filling after replacing sink faucet

Yesterday I replaced my kitchen sink faucet because the old one started leaking. In the process I turned off the dishwasher line. Today when I turned that line back on and tried to run the dishwasher, ...
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Can my dishwasher lacking a 'high loop' cause it to fill with dirty water, even if it happens hours after I last ran it?

My dishwasher runs and drains fine. But later (hours later), there will be standing water in it. Sometimes a little, sometimes a lot, enough to flow out onto the floor. I noticed we don't have a high ...

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