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How do I connect to a dishwasher bushing?

I just bought a new dishwasher for a newly renovated house that I just bought. I am trying to install it myself. My sink drain pipe has one of these sticking out the side above the U pipe thingy like ...
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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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Is it safe to connect dish washers and laundry machines to hot water?

Is it a good practice to connect the dish washer and laundry machine to the hot water line, instead of the cold water line? My house has heated water, so this would save energy and time; I wonder if ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Is it safe to unclog the kitchen sink while letting the dishwasher run?

I am unclogging my kitchen sink with a chemical liquid while having my dishwasher running. Is it safe to do so? I'm afraid the chemical liquid may enter the dishwasher while it is running.
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How do I Test a Dishwasher Pump Motor

My Whirlpool WDT720PADM dishwasher stopped functioning properly last night. It will run through a full cycle, filling, draining, heating, soap door opens and steam vent opens at the end. While running,...
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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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Dishwasher Power Cord has Two White Wires. Isn't the wide one neutral?

A contractor hooked up our dishwasher this way (see image), but I believe it's wrong. The dishwasher's hot (black) and neutral (white) wires are the ones going into each wire nut from the left 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 anti-flood alarm

I have a AEG pro intensiv favorit. It flooded my kitchen and the water is gone but the alarm doesn't stop. I tried to unplug it and push the buttons for more than 10 seconds. The motor is still ...
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How to remove an old KitchenAid dishwasher?

I am looking for any information that could help with removing a KitchenAid KDC-37 SST dishwasher. It appears to be part of an integrated sink-dishwasher-drainboard unit. The KitchenAid support site ...
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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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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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Adding an additional dishwasher

Our home has one dishwasher. I would like to add another dishwasher; total 2 dishwasher hooked up to the same sink. Reading online it seems that there is a possibility for "back pressure". Is this ...
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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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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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Clean or replace water inlet assembly on LG dishwasher

I broke the drain hose of my LG dishwasher (LDS-4821-st) right as the garbage disposal inlet, so I moved the dishwasher out to install a new drain hose assembly. I found the water inlet assembly to ...
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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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Dishwasher mid-cycle manual fill - possible?

I tried a serach but couldn't find a suitable answer, hoping someone here can help. So, in short our dishwasher was put on last night without the water supply on, noticed it after maybe 5 minutes, so ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Metal turned dull grey in dishwasher?

I put a shiny coffee filter holder in dishwasher, and it turned dull grey. In the pic you can see the difference with filter cup, which retained silvery shine in the same dishwasher: The holder ...
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Why does my dishwasher detergent get stuck?

My dishwasher isn't working like it's supposed to. Everything seems to be working fine, but then after the machine stops, I open the door and see that my glasses and plates are suspiciously grimy. ...
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Kitchen plumbing problems: disposal shooting water in the opposite sink and new dishwasher leaving food on dishes. Is my plumbing setup causing this?

I am having two problems that I think are related. Backstory, just moved into a 2010 built home. Replaced the contractor grade dishwasher with a new one. Kitchen has two sinks. When the disposal ...
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Glue to Secure Dishwasher to Granite

Recently my dishwasher (DW) required service which meant pulling it out from under the granite counter top. The DW was secured to the counter top with two metal tabs which were glued to the counter ...
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How to check how much water my dishwasher is using?

My landlord is getting $700 water bills per month and nobody knows why. About 4 people use this water and it is about 55 thousand gallons per month. I'd like to check how much water the dishwasher is ...
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Help changing direct hard-wire to outlet for new dishwasher

I am swapping out an old dishwasher that was hard-wired to a new dishwasher that requires an outlet. As you can see in the picture, the original unit was connected to a cable that goes into the wall. ...
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What could be wrong with my Frigidaire dishwasher?

I have a Frigidaire Professional Series 4300 series AquaSurge with Speed Clean. It seems to start running fine, but then intermittently pauses for varying lengths of time. This usually results in hot, ...
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How to fix a button on a dishwasher?

I have a Bosch SHE44c05uc/20. One of the buttons on the door doesn't pop back when pressed. I looked inside and found that one of the little plastic springs is broken. Looks like a $.25 part, but it ...
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Can't remove screen from bottom of dishwasher

I'm trying to do something that should be really simple - clean the filter in my GE Triton dishwasher, which won't drain. It has this screen that covers most of the bottom of the dishwasher, and I ...
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Can I piggyback off a hard-wired dishwasher circuit for a disposal?

I'm working on upgrading the kitchen and wanted to add a garbage disposal. Currently there is an outlet under the sink were the DW is hardwired to, can I add an outlet by splicing off the feed and ...
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Can two circuits with dual function breakers share a box?

Corded Dishwasher and Disposal each have own 20a circuit with dual-function breakers; however, they each go to a single receptacle that share the same 2-gang box. Am I correct that splicing the ...

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