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Installing new dishwasher with existing power cord

I just bought a new KitchenAid dishwasher and was wondering if I could use the existing power cord (not hardwire) from my old dishwasher (about 14 years old). It has a ground, white and black wire to ...
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Dishwasher: Can my ground wire be exposed?

I just replaced my dishwasher, and noticed that the old unit had two wire connections: black-to-black wire and white-to-white wire. The ground wire from the home was exposed and wrapped around a ...
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Why is my two month old dishwasher exuding a terrible smell?

In July I purchased a new Whirlpool Gold Series dishwasher model WDF750SAYW1. The machine has done a great job cleaning dishes, but it recently has begun to emit a terrible smell. The odor is not that ...
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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, ...
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Pieces of soft black gunk on dishes

I have a whirlpool (aka amana) dishwasher I got from home depot a year or so ago, Model # WDF510PAYW. A month or so ago I cleaned the upper and lower filters for the first time. They were full of ...
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Wiring disposal/dishwasher/outlets in island

In addition to my 2 dedicated small appliance circuits on the main counter, my kitchen has an island with sink and dishwasher. I have two dedicated circuits available for the island and need to wire ...
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Relocating the PVC from behind dishwasher

I want to replace a 12 year old dishwasher with a new KitchenAid model. The hot and cold PVC pipes from under kitchen sink are blocking a full install. These pipes are not flush against the wall or ...
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Dishwasher won't stop filling with hot water

I have a Kitchenaid dishwasher (model: KUDE40FXSS5) Our kitchen faucet and drain frozen a couple of days ago. The dishwasher ran that night, without taking in any water. I ran a space heater, etc. ...
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LG Dishwasher, no power at all

So I have a relatively new dishwasher that just completely stopped working the other day. It's still under warranty but before going though all the hassle I want to check if there is nothing simple it ...
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Can a Dishwasher be installed underneath a Fuse Box?

Can a Dishwasher be installed underneath a Fuse Box? I have a cabinet in my Kitchen that I want to remove and put a dishwasher in place, but is this against code? I live in New Jersey, USA.
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Bosch Dishwasher check water light flashing

I live in the UK and have a 3 year old built-in Bosch dishwasher, model number smv50c00gb/14. It finished a cycle ok but then started beeping and flashing the "check water" red light. The only way to ...
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My dishwasher suddenly stopped working, and I don’t know much about electricity. Any tips

Hello! Recently our dishwasher stopped working in our apartment. The plug above it and the garbage disposal also stopped working, leading me to believe it’s a power issue. I followed the wires and ...
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Garbage disposal not turning on with on/off switch. Water in sink draining in dishwasher. [closed]

My garbage disposal is not coming on and water from the sink is draining in the dishwasher. Do I need an electrician?
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Bypassing the door sensor of a dish washer

My dishwasher refuses to start. At first this was intermittent, now it is a permanent fault. The dishwasher thinks the door is open, but it is not. Machine in question: DCS DD24DUT7 88645-A I'm ...
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Getting rid of hard wire for dishwasher

I'm installing a new dishwasher. I would like to go with a plug and outlet even though the old one was hardwired into the house. What do I do to take care of the hardwire line?
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how to know if the water valve connection is metal or plastic?

I am buying a new dishwasher. The installation requires a metal connection to the existing water valve. How do i know if i have a metal or plastic connection?
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Non IKEA dishwasher for IKEA Metod system

I have a kitchen finished with IKEA Metod system and a narrow, 45 cm wide non-IKEA dishwasher. Apparently the IKEA dishwasher front does not fit the typical dishwasher - Metod front's dimensions are ...
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Why would a power surge kill my dishwasher, and another surge bring it back to life?

This one is strange. My house seems to have electrical issues - we used to burn out lots of light bulbs way too frequently, some of the outlets can't be used, and blackouts kill my appliances. Last ...
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Can't find 1-inch to 1.25-inch flexible coupling [closed]

After mice chewed through my stock thin plastic dishwasher drain line, (ruining our kitchen floor, leading to a homeowners claim), I'm replacing that line. I refuse to use the cheap, stock dishwasher ...
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Can I clean out a GE dishwasher drain pump?

I have a GE GDT530 dishwasher that just went out of warranty 2 months ago. Now it's starting to make crackling sounds when it's draining water and it sounds like there is some debris in the drain pump....
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Why is dirty water coming out of the air gap when I run my dishwasher?

Please see the picture. I have no clue why this happens. It did not happen last month. I checked the filter inside the dishwasher was clear.
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Can dishwasher tubes do 360 loops?

The dishwasher tubes that I bought are very long. The one going from the dishwasher to the air gap (white) drapes on the ground. The one going from the air gap to the garbage disposal (gray) makes a ...
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Is my dishwasher air gap manufactured incorrectly?

I bought new Kohler dishwasher air gap. An air gap is required in California. It is used in conjunction with brand new dishwasher and garbage disposal. The problem is water keeps on spewing out of the ...
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Whirlpool dishwasher: can't set program and just says “Out”

My whirlpool dishwasher (ADG 8410 FD) won't allow me to set a program. The display just says "Out", and when I close it, you can hear the drain pump for about a minute and then it stops and beeps a ...
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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 not starting

I have a Bosch SMV53M integrated dishwasher that has stopped running. When I press start I here drain start for a couple of seconds like normal but then tap symbol and sunshine symbols flash up and ...
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Dishwasher drain line goes from the bottom of the counter and up to the airgap…will this get clogged easily?

I'm concerned that the typical drain hose installation of my dishwasher is susceptible to food particles getting stuck (due to gravity) in the bottom part of the drain line between the dishwasher and ...
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How to connect dishwasher drawer that's installed above counter level

In my upcoming kitchen cabinet replacement, I'm getting a single dishwasher drawer to replace a full sized one and I want to install it at height of about 35" (that's its bottom, so the top will be at ...
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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 should I clean my dishwasher filter?

My dishes, especially glasses, are often getting dried sediment left on them after a cycle in the dishwasher. I run it with vinegar every couple months but that doesn't seem to be enough. I want to ...
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What is the cause of dishwasher vent leak?

My dishwasher has a vent in the top of the door which I suppose is opened during the dry cycle to allow steam/moisture to escape. Recently, after running a load of dishes, when I open the door, about ...
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Possible wiring configurations for isolated dishwasher location (satisfying 2014 NEC)

The key wiring requirements in the 2014 NEC seem to assume dishwasher placement in a cabinet space adjacent to the kitchen sink. For example, the placement of the GFCI receptacle, for use with a cord-...
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Plugging a kitchen sprayer that has a quick-connect fastener?

TL;DR: Is there an easy way to properly plug a kitchen faucet sprayer when the sprayer uses a quick-connect instead of a threaded connection? Simply cutting the hose and plugging it isn't an option. ...
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Dish washer drain hose routing

I've installed one dishwasher (from scratch, there wasn't one there before). The dish washer was right next to the kitchen sink and running the drain hose was easy. From the bottom, big loop as high ...
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Dishwasher Hose Clamps won't open

This will come across as a silly question but I cannot open up the hose clamp for my dishwasher's drain tube. I need to unhook/open the tube, clean its head, then reattach. The metal clamp simply won'...
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Can I install a dishwasher in the former oven location?

Would I be able to replace my oven with a dishwasher in the same space without anything going wrong. The space is not to far from the sink.
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Why is my breaker tripping after hooking dishwasher back up?

I had to move my dishwasher, and in order to do that I had to disconnect it from power. I made a mental note of where the wires were before I disconnected and then put them back when I was done. Now, ...
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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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Fixing Bosch SHE series insufficient fill issue? (SHE43R Series 300)

I have a Bosch SH43R dishwasher. It has started not always filling enough on a cycle, leading to poor wash performance (often it can't even get the soap out of the dispenser). Frustratingly, it's ...
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Why does my dishwasher back up into the sink, but running the disposal allows it to drain?

When my dishwasher runs the kitchen sink backs up. I have a two tub sink and only the side nearest the dishwasher with the garbage disposer backs up. Running the disposal for a few seconds causes the ...
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Water from sink draining into dishwasher, no air gap

I've had this house a little less than a year. We've had issues with nasty water turning up in our dishwasher. We assumed there was just something wrong with the dishwasher/filter, etc... Upon ...
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How to connect sink, dishwasher and washing machine with single water supply?

I am mounting kitchen and in my new apartment I found this kind of water supply tap. I am not sure how I can connect it with all three sink, dishwasher and washing machine. Any help would be ...
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Dishwasher was tripping the fuse box, but now appears to be working?

We noticed that our kitchen appliances weren't working because a switch at the fuse box was off. It would not turn on at all, the switch would just trip back off every time we tried. We turned off ...
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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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Dishwasher drip tray (de)calcification?

Recently, my dishwasher (Whirlpool ADG 9999M, about 10--15yo) stopped working with some standard error. After getting the manuals, I decided to inspect the drip tray: it was full of water. I removed/...
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Dishwasher leaks water but doesn't work?

Our recently replaced dishwasher doesn't work AT ALL. If I turn it on nothing happens, but I can hear the timer running on it. I have checked power cords and what I could see. We never use our DW so ...
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Can I split the direct wire to dishwasher to handle a garbage disposal as well?

I've just plumbed in a new garbage disposal unit under my sink. The plumbing appears to be fine - nothing is leaking so far. Now I need to wire it in. It's next to a dishwasher, but the dish-washer ...
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Dishwasher Diagnosis

I have a Maytag Model mdbh949awb that stopped working without any indication that there was an issue. The cycle type (heavy, normal, light, rinse only) buttons on the left of the latch do not function ...
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fix for MAYTAG MDB8959AWW JETCLEAN PLUS SERIES FULLY INTEGRATED DISHWASHER

We bought this dishwasher machine in 2011. It worked fine for the last 6 years. Then, recently we noticed that several times it worked through the whole night, and then finished. I noticed yesterday ...
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How can I hook up my dishwasher drain properly?

The problem I am installing a new Bosch dishwasher and have run into a conundrum hooking up the drain. The parameters are the following: The dishwasher drain hose has a rubber bit on the end marked ...