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Why doesn't my dishwasher spray consistently?

I have a frigidaire dw that is not spraying. I've engaged the switch to watch it spray for 1-2 seconds, then the water just drains through the top rack sprayer. I found a broken impeller on the ...
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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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Testing dishwasher drain hose after snaking cloggage but before putting back

My dishwasher (Samsung DMT400RHS) stopped working (it would turn itself off 10-15 min after start) and I determined it was because the drain hose/assembly was clogged so it couldn't flush out. I took ...
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Turning on Dishwasher With 4-Hour Delay During Extreme Cold Weather

I have several rental properties in suburb of Dallas. As you know that these week we will be experiencing extreme cold weather down to single digit, which is very uncommon for Texas. Aside from the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Dishwasher leaking when we add item during cycle

We have a Kenmore dishwasher (model 665.13749) that leaks when we open it during a cycle to add an item. We are doing this according to the directions, opening the door very slightly until the washer ...
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Hooking up drain in dishwasher

I have a 2 yr old Bosch dishwasher that does not drain into the sink drain but straight down into a pipe in the ceiling below. That pipe has the proper P trap etc and worked well for my previous ...
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How can I connect dishwasher waste pipe to sink waste pipe?

I moved in recently in our new home and when we put the dishwasher on a gush of water appeared on the floor. I turned off the dishwasher and took a look under the sink to find the waste pipe was ...
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What problems could I check for with a low-pressure dishwasher pump?

I have a GE Potscrubber 850 dishwasher that is not washing dishes (no water comes out during cycle). Here is what I have tried: I cleaned out the float valve, and it appears to be functioning. I ...
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Why is my Dishwasher making a loud popping sound when draining/switching cycles?

I recently replaced my kitchen floors and, in the process, noticed my dishwasher was wired very poorly and was not in a box. A friend of mine put everything in a box the way it was wired before but ...
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GFI turns off dishwasher heating element

Kenmore Elite dishwasher doesn’t seem to be heating for dry cycle when used. when taken apart heating element heats fine but GFI turns off. What suggestion do you have to solve the problem? Thanks for ...
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Why is the pressure low in the top sprayer of my Bosch dishwasher?

Bosch Dishwasher SHU43C02UC/17 I noticed that the filter screen was raised at the far left corner. So took it the rest of the way off and cleaned out round filter as long as I was in there. Then ...
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Dishwasher is making screeching and whirring noises. What's wrong with it?

I have a Frigidaire FDBB2040FQ3 dishwasher. Someone started it when I was out (and accidentally put in in high-temp wash mode), and when I came home it had just started making some horrible noises: ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Whirlpool Dishwasher Not Cleaning, Error Codes Included in Post

I have a WDT710PAYB5 Whirlpool dishwasher. We have noticed dishes are not always getting clean, and that white powder almost like the tablets are not dissolving is left on the plastic on top rack. I ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Swan SDW2011B dishwasher water inlet error

I've just bought a second hand Swan SDW2011B dishwasher. After connecting it to the water mains I decided to try it and run an empty washing cycle. When turned on I can hear the water outlet pump ...
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Bosch Dishwasher (smv50c00gb/06) Seems To Stop At Random

My bosch dishwasher seems to be stopping at random points, and never starts again, it needs to be plugged out and plugged back in and then it continues as normal. It's integrated so I pulled it out, ...