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Water in dishwasher

I had a Kenmore dishwasher installed in January, in less than a month we had a repair call because the inside of the machine was always wet and was stinking. The repair man said the new machine ...
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GE Dishwasher Error Codes (PDT760SSF4SS)

My GE Dishwasher is displaying active error codes F51, F65. I can't seem to find any information on the meaning of these. Can anyone tell me what these mean?
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How can I repair my Bosch dishwasher that won't drain?

My Bosch dishwasher stopped draining. At the end of the cycle, it gets stuck at 1 minute remaining. When I open the door, there's water that hasn't drained. Here's what I've tried: Following the ...
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Is it common to have wire leading to dishwasher without an intermediary plug?

I'm thinking of swapping my dishwasher for storage due to small kitchen size and the fact that we never use it. I'd do so in a way that if I (or a buyer when I go to sell) could easily put one back in....
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Where should I run the plumbing, under or through the base cabinets?

I'm installing a dishwasher that is around the bend from the sink and plumbing. If you measure along the front of the cabinets it is barely 42 inches (3-1/2 feet), so it seems that running the ...
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Do I need an exhaust hole near my sink?

This is how my sink currently looks like. There's this metal cap thing on the right that has slits. It is hooked up to the dishwasher (a brand new Bosch European style one). I have never seen anything ...
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Some tile grout residue has ended up in my kitchen sink and dishwasher. How can I safely remove it?

Some tile grout residue has ended up in my kitchen sink and dishwasher. How can I safely remove it? It is making all the wire baskets almost impossible to move along their runners. I am also wondering ...
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What should I consider when replacing an outlet serving two kitchen circuits?

I have an outlet underneath my kitchen sink that serves my dishwasher and my garbage disposal. The latter's circuit is toggled by a switch above the countertop. I need to replace the outlet, and was ...
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What is the typical dishwasher/disposer electrical connection?

I need to provide power to a instant hot water dispenser that I recently installed myself in our circa 1950 home. I'm about to have my dishwasher replaced and am wondering what the typical electrical ...
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How can I turn off the power to an outlet if a water alarm is triggered?

I'm installing a dishwasher on a second floor, and after having 3x dishwashers leak during their run cycle during my life, I'm understandably hesitant. I will definitely be installing a water alarm. ...
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AFCI/GFCI Combo Breaker Trips Daily Under No Load

I have a new house (about 9 months old) and recently the dishwasher circuit has started tripping. It trips while the dishwasher isn't running. I believe it's code that the dishwasher must be on its ...
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How to split 1/2" OD male pipe for sink/dishwasher?

(warning, language may be imprecise/wrong) I'm connecting a dishwasher for the first time. Under the sink I have what I believe is a 1/2" OD male threaded supply line. I guessed this based on the ...
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What is this thing in my dishwasher?

What is this part in my dishwasher? It is not shown anywhere in the manual. The brand is Electrolux.
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How do I prevent white film forming on utensils in dishwashers?

I've installed a Bosch SMS60L18IN dishwasher, best in its latest series. We were very satisfied with its first wash when it gave us clean utensils without any problems. We put a 3 in 1 tablet then. ...
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Dishwasher across from the sink? Way to make the pump stronger?

Long story short, I renovated my kitchen and have two counters. I have a counter where the oven and kitchen sink reside. Across from the counter (about 5 ft), I have a dishwasher across. I have a ...
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Where do I connect the green wire from my dishwasher?

I'm installing a new dishwasher and the dishwasher itself has the green wire, the cord (which is coming out of the floor of the house) doesn't have a green wire it has a black wire, a white wire, and ...
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Dishwasher and outlet doesn't work

During Thanksgiving I believe my wife must have overloaded an electrical outlet that must be connected to our dishwasher somehow but now neither work and I've tried all of the breakers in my electric ...
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Need Longer Dishwasher Drain Hose [closed]

I have a drain hose that came with my new dishwasher but it's not long enough to reach the disposal. I've tried contacting Samsung themselves and they only have the 6' one that's too short. What are ...
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Periodic Standing Water in Dishwasher

Disclosure: I am not a plumber but I called a plumber and am unsure about his plan of action to fix my problem. I am hoping to bounce some thoughts from you all here. I have a dishwasher that I do not ...
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alternative insuluation for stainless steel dishwasher? [closed]

I just bought a new kitchenaid stainless steel dishwasher. The bad thing is it has stinky odor from the black insulation. Most likely lots of stainless steel dishwashers are using such kind of stinky ...
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Trouble connecting air gap to disposal without tube kinking

I was having a problem with my dishwasher smelling and realizing no one ever connected the air gap into the system. My plumber bailed on me today, but I've done everything (including replacing the ...
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How can I drain a dishwasher without an adjacent sink trap?

I am finishing the basement and have already done the plumbing and framing. Now I consider to add cabinet to a room. The cabinet will have a dishwasher so I have to tackle the drain connection. I do ...
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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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Is it acceptable to drill a hole in the cabinet 'floor' underneath the sink to put a dishwasher hose through?

We are installing a dishwasher into an old house that has never had one, and want to know if it would be acceptable to drill a hole in the cabinet floor underneath the sink to run the hose through? ...
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Dishwasher - valve on water pipe designed as not to be opened

I'm connecting dishwasher in my new place and I'm baffled by the valve on the pipe. I swear it looks like it was designed so that it won't be opened. Unless it doesn't turn... but this is ball type. ...
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dishwasher not spraying hot water DW60

I've bought a house that came with an integrated new world DW60 dishwasher the house had been empty for a number of months. It worked fine for at least 1 load but now it doesnt enter the wash cycle. ...
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Fitting a dishwasher into integrated cabinets

I want to fit a dishwasher into the kitchen of my new house. There is an ideal place for it next to the washing machine, however as the washing machine is integrated, it looks like it's attached to ...
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Connecting dishwasher to the waste disposal

Can I connect my dishwasher drain directly to the waste disposal or do I have to connect the dishwasher drain to an air gap first?
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Do you have to have (or does it help) to have a garbage disposal with a dish washer?

I have a in sink garbage disposal but rarely use it. I just had to replace it because it burned out from a children's plastic spoon getting 'eaten' ... more than just seized there was smoke coming ...
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Replacing mounting brackets on dishwasher

After moving in to an older house, the dishwasher started coming undone from the mounting brackets and tipping forward. I opened it up and saw that the mounting brackets had completely cleaved apart. ...
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Dishwasher electrical connection up to code?

When I removed my dishwasher in order to level the floors and install new flooring, this is what I found: It looks like the electrician just left the wire sticking out of a hole in the wall, but not ...
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Installing a new dishwasher: integrated or freestanding?

In my kitchen, there is a spare cupboard under the counter, where I would like to install a dishwasher. I have spoken to a tradesman who has said this will be possible and will do the fitting for me. ...
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Dishwasher drain backing up into sink

Just a couple days ago my kitchen sink started to get clogged and now won't drain. My sink is divided into two sections; both will fill up with water. When I run the garbage disposal, the sink with ...
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How do I diagnose an occasionally leaking dishwasher?

We are remodeling our kitchen, part of which will be replacing the vinyl flooring. When pulling out the vinyl and 1/4" plywood I found many water stains which appear to have started under my ...
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what type of sheet metal screws are harder than stainless steel?

I am trying to repair my dishwasher that has a stainless interior. I need to use stainless sheet metal screws so they wont corrode. I've got holes drilled and the screws go into the thin stainless ...
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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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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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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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Are the drawers in dual drawer dishwashers swappable?

We have an integrated dual drawer dishwasher made by Fisher & Paykel which is about 14 years old now. As is usual for these drawers, the top one gets used all the time, and the bottom one rarely. ...
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Any ideas why my Currys CID45B13 dishwasher won't let me select a wash cycle?

Any ideas why my dishwasher (model Currys CID45B13) won't let me select a wash cycle? All connected to the mains, all lights come on as normal, but none of the buttons work. Any ideas how I can fix ...
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GE Dishwasher - Control Pad Buttons Won't Respond (gld5660v00ss)

I have a GE gld5660v00ss Dishwasher that no longer responds. The "Normal Wash" and "Heated Dry" buttons are lit, but no other buttons respond. The Start button does nothing, and none of the other ...
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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 not draining water

I have a Bosch dishwasher that is 4 years old. Lately it has been leaving water at the bottom at the end of the cycle. Tried running the cycle again and it cleans the dishes but leaves water in the ...
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Why does my dishwasher fill when the machine is off?

Water slowly fills my dishwasher cabinet when the machine is off, and eventually leaks out thru door. Any suggestions on cause and repair video? I have a Whirlpool dishwasher model DU8750XY-0.
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Is air gap needed if dishwasher is connected directly to the sewer line?

My dishwasher is in an island, across from the sink. If I connect my dishwasher directly to the sewer line instead of to a garbage disposal, then does it still need an air gap?
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Can I install an air gap faucet instead of a basic air gap with my dishwasher?

We are installing a new dishwasher and trying to figure out the air gap situation. I know we need one, but I'd love to find a more functional alternative to a basic air gap. I don't think we would ...
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How can I install a water inlet for a dishwasher?

I am trying to figure out how to add a cold water inlet under the kitchen sink. The easiest thing seems to add a tee joint. Here is the picture of the cold water pipe going into the sink I seem to ...
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Getting a countertop dishwasher to work in a convenient manner

I purchased a Koldfront countertop dishwasher for an old home I've just bought. I'm up to my knees in expenses and projects, so I don't want to get into anything major, like having a plumber trying ...
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How do I connect both my dishwasher and washing machine waste pipe to the same sink?

My current sink plumbing looks like this with a single waste inlet. When I remove the current single waste inlet, the connector looks like this: I bought one of these (the connector is 40mm): Is it ...
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How do I share the same cold water pipe for both my dishwater and washing machine?

I have one cold water source, the pipe looks like this: I would like to connect two of these pipes this the source: How do I do this? The best I could find was something like this. But the ...