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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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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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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 ...
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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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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 ...