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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 ...
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How do I remove the old plastic dishwasher water supply line connection near the shut off valve?

The water supply tube from our old dishwasher is hard plastic. It's not flexible enough to meet the connector on the dishwasher. The fitting near the water supply shut off under the sink was smooth ...
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How can I test a dishwasher's water inlet valve?

Our Bosch dish-washing machine (SGS 6902EU/07) is no longer filling in with water, displaying "F" on the led panel. Opening the side panel I see that no water is flowing in from the water mains. The ...
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Dishwasher Drain Into Sink instead of Under?

Is it ok to have the drain hose of the dishwasher just set into the kitchen sink and set in place, or do I have to merge it with the drain under the sink? I am leaving this apartment soon (with my ...
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What are typical power use, pressure, and volume for domestic dishwasher pumps

I have just replace my dishwasher. The walls (plastic) had a crack running the length of all 3 sides. It's given us 15 year's service, so it has paid it's dues. When I pulled it it was still ...
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Proper way to test AC voltage for dishwasher hookup

I am trying to connect my new dishwasher to the electrical cable coming up into my kitchen from down in the basement. This (white) cable actually houses 3 smaller wires inside of it: A white wire (...
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Can dishwasher lines be routed behind range?

My kitchen set up goes from left to right: Cabinets, range, 18" dishwasher, sink, more cabinets. We would really like to upgrade to a full size dishwasher. I want to hack into the cabinets to do this. ...
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Could plugging a dishwasher into an outlet cause it to not dry as well?

I see a post saying it is OK to plug a built-in dish washer into an outlet. I have had our dish washer plugged into an outlet for years. The first dish washer never dried well. I thought it was the ...
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Dishwasher won't drain

So yesterday I noticed as the dishwasher got to the drain cycle, it was making a buzzing sound but I wasn't hearing any water go down the drain as I normally do. I do notice that right when it starts ...
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Repair broken button from dishwasher controller plastic case

So recently my dishwasher stopped working. After disassembling, I found out that the problem was just the on/off button. It won't work because when you press it, it pushes a plastic piece that is ...
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How can I straighten out my dishwasher?

My dishwasher was open, and my eight year old accidentally tripped and landed on the door. Ever since then, when the door is open, it is angled slightly downwards instead of being straight. Otherwise, ...
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How should I clean remnants of a melted dish from the heating element of a dishwasher?

The lid from a coffee cup spent a cycle melding with the circular heating element at the bottom of my dishwasher. While it wasn't too hard to pull it off, there is still some plastic and rubber ...
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How much water should I expect to be left in a dishwasher?

After every load there is always some water left in the bottom of the drain basket/filter. It's not up into the dishwasher itself, but when I reach into the filter to clean it, there's always water ...
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How to best reconfigure this plumbing for cabinet replacement

My wife and I are fixing up our current house so we can put it on the market. We are replacing all the kitchen cabinets and the plumbing under the sink is right out of a Dr. Seuss book: So, there ...
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Have a new Samsung dishwasher that emits a sewage smell while running

My new Samsung dishwasher emits a sewage odor (started with the 1st use) through the dishwasher air vent, but only while it's running. I think its pulling air through the drain hose while its running....
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How can I remove/reattach the clamp on a dishwasher hose?

I'm trying to fit a dishwasher into our kitchen. There is a small gap in a counter top for the hose to go through, and the part of the hose that connects to the tap is too big to fit through... Is ...
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How can I plug the gap between a dishwasher and kitchen skirting board?

So we have a mouse problem, and our landlords are pretty worthless when it comes to solving it. They're coming from underneath our kitchen units, which are all raised about six inches, with wooden ...
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Is a disposer required for dishwasher permanent installation?

Just wondering, since I haven't seen a house in decades that had a dishwasher but didn't have a sink-drain grinder. I have heard that connecting it this way is partly done so there's an air gap ...
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What could be causing a Bosch dishwasher to not heat the water?

I have a Bosch SHX46a05UC/43 that is not heating the water inside. My first clue something was wrong was that the cycle time was very long (3-4 hours). I'm not sure that it can't heat the water, but ...
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Hooking up drain in dishwasher

I have a 2 yr old Bosch dishwasher that does not drain into the sink drain but straight down into a pipe in the ceiling below. That pipe has the proper P trap etc and worked well for my previous ...