Questions tagged [dishwasher]

For questions about large appliances that automatically wash dishes.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
1
vote
1answer
2k views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
208 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
58 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
46 views

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 ...
7
votes
2answers
6k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
3k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
187 views

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-...
5
votes
3answers
4k views

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?
0
votes
1answer
28 views

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 ...
3
votes
3answers
5k views

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 ...
0
votes
3answers
354 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
3k views

Can a dishwasher be installed 8 feet from sink [closed]

I bought a new dishwasher, and the installer said they would not recommend installing it away from the sink (next to a lazy Susan 8 feet from sink pipes) because the pump is not strong enough to pump ...
0
votes
0answers
112 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
97 views

Is it safe to put drain cleaner down a dishwasher?

I believe, my dishwasher is not draining fully. (See separate discussion of my diagnosis here. For this question let us assume I'm correct.) We've cleaned the filter and followed the relevant ...
2
votes
1answer
195 views

I would like to replace air gap in my sink with a flat plate, what is that plate called?

My sink currently has an air gap that my dishwasher is not connected to. Instead the plumber has the drain line going up and back down as shown in the first image below. Since it is not being used, I ...
1
vote
3answers
19k views

Can I install a new dishwasher with no ground conductor?

I am installing a new Bosch dishwasher and my current wiring has no ground wire. Also it comes with a junction box and special plug to supply power to the unit. Just wondering how to properly ground ...
0
votes
1answer
400 views

1.5 inches of water in dishwasher drain cup after use

I have a ~ 10 y.o. Kenmore dishwasher (will get the model when it's done running). After running a full cycle, with heated dry, there is about 1.5 inches of water left in the drain cup (my ...
0
votes
3answers
716 views

Standing water in dishwasher

I accidentally opened the diswasher mid-cycle. Then i closed it and it went back to normal operations. But after the cycle ended, i see some standing water at bottom on tub for the 1st time. I ...
0
votes
1answer
8k views

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,...
0
votes
1answer
101 views

Dishwasher supply line leak

I deinstalled my old dishwasher as I getting a replacement. The supply line has been dripping ever since. I double checked the supply line was firmly closed and tightened the nut from the water ...
4
votes
2answers
583 views

Stinky dishes and cups from the dishwasher - but only after it rained

The house I live in is 14 years old and is connected to the municipal water and sewage system in the Toronto, Canada, suburbs. I am on my second dishwasher. The first one was a cheapo Whirlpool, the ...
0
votes
2answers
295 views

My dishwasher keeps jamming, it's not draining water, has sitting water in the bottom

Not sure if this is my dishwasher or my clogged drains. A few years back, my dishwasher stopped draining; I called my neighbor, I tried all home remedies, my neighbor took the Bosch dishwasher apart ...
1
vote
2answers
3k views

Can you use dishwasher hoses for a washer?

I have a small apartment kitchen, and would like to add a small washing machine/dryer combo Taps on the kitchen sink are 1/2 inlet and 3/8 outlet. Drain on the sink is 1 1/2" feeding into 2" plus ...
5
votes
2answers
3k views

Constant backed-up water from dishwasher drain

I have read up on existing questions on this issue, and I understand it is a fairly common issue. Unlike some other people, my kitchen sink hasn't been clogged, and the garbage disposal works fine. ...
5
votes
1answer
2k views

Could a frozen dishwasher line have ruined something?

I had a frozen pipe under my kitchen sink and was able to get the hot water moving with a hair dryer but the dishwasher also has a frozen pipe. I was able to warm that up and get that going, but when ...
0
votes
0answers
110 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
63 views

Bad smell from disherwasher - is this a bad setup?

I've been noticing a bad sewer-like smell that happens when I run the dish washer. The house is older, and the setup under the kitchen sink is a bit confusing. There was once a garbage disposal, but ...
2
votes
3answers
2k views

Draining problems in dishwasher. Is this drain setup ok?

I have issues with dirty water in filter area and dishes not coming clean. This is a new dishwasher. Old one had similar issues so I think it is the drain and not dishwasher. Is the drain setup ok? ...
1
vote
0answers
137 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
123 views

What reasons could cause my Bosch dishwasher to periodically fail to fully clean dishes?

I have a Bosch dishwasher (model SHX46A05UC/43) that occasionally fails to get all the soap scum off of the dishes. It seems like it fails to fully finish cleaning once every five to ten cycles. I ...
0
votes
1answer
361 views

Dishwasher + Instant Hot Installation

I have a dishwasher and garbage disposal plugged into a 2-outlet wall receptacle under the sink. The GD is set up to a switch on the counter. Checking the fuse box, these both appear to be 20A. ...
7
votes
3answers
29k views

What would happen if I connected a dishwasher to a hot water supply line?

What will happen if I connect hot water to a dish water that is not designed to take in hot water? Will it break? Or will I just not be able to use the cold programs?
2
votes
2answers
4k views

Why doesn't my dishwasher power on?

I couple weeks ago, I had an electrician come in and remove two wires from two circuit breakers from the main panel. Those circuits power a sub panel across the basement. I found out that sub panel ...
0
votes
1answer
384 views

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 ...
1
vote
3answers
5k views

Hardwire Dishwasher Installation question

I am installing a whirlpool dishwasher in my house. I am going to hardwire it. The wires coming from the dishwasher are a black and white 16 gauge. the wire coming out of my wall contain a black and ...
1
vote
2answers
3k views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
10k views

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 ...
7
votes
4answers
131k views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
326 views

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, ...
1
vote
2answers
6k views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
5k views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
472 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

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. ...
1
vote
1answer
51 views

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.
1
vote
1answer
32k views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
267 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
364 views

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?
0
votes
0answers
744 views

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 ...
3
votes
2answers
13k views

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?
0
votes
2answers
42 views

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?