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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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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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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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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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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 water backup

My dishwasher empties just fine But, a day or 3 later, I have water backed up into it. How do I fix this myself? Please be very precise, I am a retired lady whose plumbing experience was replacing ...
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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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Can I install a new dishwasher or are there code changes

I’m getting a new dishwasher with the intention of directly replacing my existing one from 15+ years ago. However I’m seeing conflicting descriptions of what is up to code, so I’m hoping someone can ...
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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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Whirlpool Gold WDT790SAYM3 motor not running during wash cycle

I have a Whirlpool Gold WDT790SAYM3 that's stopped running a few days ago. When I start a normal cycle w\ high heat it fills for about 30 seconds, then over the next few minutes I hear a few clicks ...
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How do I get 150F water to the dishwasher?

I have read in a maintenance manual that the ideal temperature for incoming water to a dishwasher is 150F. In my house, the hot water heater is currently set to 135F and it cools on traveling around ...
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Running wiring for a dishwasher

I installed a new dishwasher, and now I'm at the point where I need to wire it As a temporary measure, I just wired an appliance cord, and ran it to an outlet. To do that, I'm running it to an ...
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KDW60X16 Dishwasher - Not Pumping Water (Wash Pump)

I have the KDW60X16 dishwasher, and two days ago it started making a whirring noise. It will fill and drain fine - But will not spray/move water at all. The motor makes a 'humming/buzzing' noise when ...
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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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Is standing water at bottom of dishwasher normal?

Is standing water at the bottom of dishwasher normal? Is this to keep up seal pressure? I want to make sure this is not unsafe.
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How can I install a dishwasher under a 23 inch deep counter space?

We want to install a dishwasher in our kitchen, however the cabinet box is only 23" deep and dishwashers are usually 24 inches deep (as I understand). This would pose a problem when opening a bank of ...
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Can I connect a dishwasher to a garbage disposal instead of the sink overflow?

I would like to install a water purification unit under my double kitchen sinks. I currently have a dishwasher and a garbage disposal connected. What is the proper code when doing this. More ...
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Moving wet appliances away from sink around kitchen L bend and past oven

I am renovating my kitchen so that I can introduce a dishwasher and extend my counter top. My kitchen is a small L shaped one, and in order to get everything I want in the design I need to move my wet ...
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Do dishwashers with a built in “high loop” require a second high loop under the sink?

A "high loop" in the drain line of a dishwasher is one method of preventing backflow of fluid to the dishwasher. In the past I think this had to be created manually when the drain line was installed ...
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how to fix jammed integrated dishwasher door?

It seems something has happened to my dishwasher so I can now only open the door halfway, before it starts jamming. The wooden facia on the front of the door is unaligned by a centimeter or two, ...
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How to properly terminate dish washer / garbage disposal?

Introduction I am renovating a house and had an electrician come in to update power, run new outlets, etc. I will be installing a garbage disposal that uses a switch (switch already installed) and a ...
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How to uncap dishwasher water lines?

I moved into a mobile home that has the spaces and water lines for a dishwasher but the landlord says I would have to have a plumber uncap the lines... can’t really afford the plumber. Can I do this ...
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Why is my dishwasher drain pump constantly running?

We have a late 1960's Kitchenaid Superba (by Hobart) dishwasher. Problem: the drain operates continuously, so the dishwasher can never fill with water. (The water comes in, but it's immediately ...
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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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Double water inlet from kitchen sink (to install a dishwasher)

There is only one water inlet in my kitchen — well, 2, one for hot water and one for cold, but they are both connected to my sink. I have no idea of how to hack one of those to allow for a dishwasher ...
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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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What could be causing my dishwasher to display a “water Inlet” error?

I have a Miele Dishwasher. At times it does not work and the indicator for "Water Inlet" comes on to indicate that there is no water coming in. On checking the pipelines, the water flow is ok. ...
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replacing dishwasher hose, which way do I turn this?

I am trying to replace a hose on my portable dishwasher. The connection is very difficult to reach and I'm not sure what I should be turning and which way I should be turning it. It was very hard to ...
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Can a damaged dishwasher heating element break something else?

A piece of plastic melted on our dishwasher (66515113K216) heating element, and within a few weeks the heating element failed at that spot. We ran the dishwasher without a heating element for a few ...
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My dishwasher water line is frozen. Can I manually put in hot water in the dishwasher to run it?

My dishwasher freezes up during these bitter cold (-25 degree nights, -5 degree highs in the day) spells. I have a heater in the empty space beside it where a cupboard goes but there is none. But ...
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How would I fit both a dishwasher and a washing machine with this plumbing?

What parts do I need to hook both units to this sink?
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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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Why does my dishwasher make a singing / whistling sound

I own an LG dishwasher about 2 years old (model LDF8874ST). I have used this dishwasher regularly and have been really impressed with how quiet it runs. So it was very obvious when in the last couple ...
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Dishwasher Leaks

While running the dishwasher water leaks heavily out of the bottom front. I replaced the seal to no effect. I then noted that while the dishwasher is running there is a lot of standing water in the ...
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Dishwasher drain pump and circuitry diagnostics

Dishwasher is not draining. Error code "d02" on display on start of cycle. No sound from the drain pump. Has lived and operated near Paris for some years, with hard water. "pompe de vidange" - French ...
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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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How to change dishwasher embedded in wood floor?

I had a bad leak under my dishwasher, and it looks like the parts will be a fairly substantial cost, and I'd like to upgrade to a quieter model. However a wood floor was installed after the ...
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No loop to hang dish washer drain hose higher

This is behind my dish washer and the drain hose has been like that for awhile (by laying flat on the ground): I believe it should be hang up to make a loop on top, right? But there is no where to ...
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How should I troubleshoot a dishwasher that stops in the last minute of the cycle?

I have an LG model # LDS5040ST dishwasher. I found it displaying an nE error code the other day. The code description on the LG site says it is thrown due to the vario motor locking. Today I tore ...
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Do dishwashers and clothes washers require dedicated circuits in an older home?

2 part question Thanks in advance. My home was built in 1969. My dishwasher is currently on a 20 amp circuit. It is also shared with the garbage disposal and 1 gfci electrical outlet. We rarely use ...
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What is this piece, that fell out of my Kenmore Dishwasher?

I have a Model #66513593K600 Kenmore dishwasher. I had a fuse problem, and replaced it, but after I put it back together, I found that this part had fallen out and I'm not sure what it is or where it ...
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Dishwasher part identification

This dish washing machine piece seems to be leaking (in red). My mom wants to change the dishwasher but I want to try and replace it if it isn't to complicated (hoping the leak doesn't come from ...
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Can I use a single air gap for a reverse osmosis system and a dishwasher?

Is it possible to do this? Currently we have a line from the dishwasher to the air gap and from the air gap to the garbage disposal. I want to install a reverse osmosis system but we only have the one ...
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Frigidaire dishwasher won't start (LED flashes instead)

I have a Frigidaire dishwasher model FDB1050REC2. It's been working mostly fine for the last year. (Occasionally it doesn't start, but opening and closing the door and moving the dial to Rinse Only ...
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How to connect dishwasher air gap to sink tailpiece?

So I bought this air gap: https://www.homedepot.com/p/PartsmasterPro-Dishwasher-Air-Gap-with-Cover-in-Chrome-58454/300733089 And this tailpiece: https://www.homedepot.com/p/Everbilt-1-1-2-in-x-8-in-...
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Can a built-in dishwasher be plugged into a receptacle?

We just bought a house in California. Can a built in dishwasher be plugged into an outlet or must it be hard wired?
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Intake valve failure (F02) in dishwasher, anything to try?

I bought a dishwasher, an Indesit DFP 58T94, and the installers were terrible. They connected the pipes but left without trying because they couldn't open the water valve. They told me it had to be ...
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Are there benefits to having the dishwasher drain into the garbage disposal?

My dishwasher is not draining properly and while taking a look at things I realized that the drain hose is not tied into the garbage disposal. Is this incorrect? Are there certain benefits for having ...
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Best way to fit this dishwasher under the kitchen counter?

This dishwasher is about a half inch too tall. Cutting a slot into the underside of the counter would solve the problem, and the lip of the washer would hide the cut, but I don't know the best way to ...