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Why doesn't my dishwasher spray consistently?

I have a frigidaire dw that is not spraying. I've engaged the switch to watch it spray for 1-2 seconds, then the water just drains through the top rack sprayer. I found a broken impeller on the ...
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Why is my Dishwasher making a loud popping sound when draining/switching cycles?

I recently replaced my kitchen floors and, in the process, noticed my dishwasher was wired very poorly and was not in a box. A friend of mine put everything in a box the way it was wired before but ...
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GFI turns off dishwasher heating element

Kenmore Elite dishwasher doesn’t seem to be heating for dry cycle when used. when taken apart heating element heats fine but GFI turns off. What suggestion do you have to solve the problem? Thanks for ...
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Installing a dishwasher where there is no preexisting one

I want to add a dishwasher for my parent's house but I'm not sure if there's any electrical work that would need to be done prior to starting the plumbing. There is no outlet under the sink but there ...
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Wiring dishwasher and garbage disposal

I am finishing my kitchen remodel but I had run the electrical supply lines previously, before I finished my basement, when its ceiling was exposed for routing. For some reason I can't exactly recall ...
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Where does this gasket go? Countertop dishwasher faucet adapter

I have an SPT brand countertop dishwasher. I forgot to push the red drain button before disconnecting the hose from the faucet adapter. The water pressure blew off this black rubber gasket. I can’t ...
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Dishwasher not draining

I have a Bosch dishwasher (modelnr: SMU69T42SK). It is no longer draing properly at the end of a cycle. There is a similar question here, which mentions a failing solenoid valve as a possible fault. I ...
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Why is the pressure low in the top sprayer of my Bosch dishwasher?

Bosch Dishwasher SHU43C02UC/17 I noticed that the filter screen was raised at the far left corner. So took it the rest of the way off and cleaned out round filter as long as I was in there. Then ...
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How can I repair a worn and rusting dishwasher rack?

I have a GE dish washer, the bottom rack coating has come off, some of the tines, and now my dishes have rust spots on most of them. I tried to replace the rack at GE, but the part has been ...
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Dishwasher drains with drain line detached, but not into the drain line itself

I have a Whirlpool dishwasher (model # W10632077A) that has been a problem from the day we moved into this apartment. It's never cleaned dishes properly, and now it's suddenly stopped draining. The ...
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Why's my dishwasher making grinding noises during pre-wash?

We have an LG dishwasher that sat in storage brand new unboxed for 10 years, until we moved and installed it in the new house. Well, it's making an awful grinding noise only during the first 20 ...
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Connect three kitchen appliances to same water line?

In the kitchen, I'm trying to connect the sink, dishwasher, and washing machine to the same hot water line. Currently, my hot water has dishwasher and sink are hooked up: https://imgur.com/zgVDJG1 I ...
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How to turn water valve on to dishwasher

We live in a rented house and recently bought a dishwasher. The previous owners had a dishwasher in the same place so we know it works. We have attached the waste pipe fine and think the water pipe ...
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Wire Line to GFCI Switch Combo to Outlet

I currently have a 12/3 Line providing power to a paddle switch that then provides power to an outlet where the pull tab has been removed. I would like to add a GFCI switch combo to replace the ...
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Samsung Dishwasher is not spraying

I have a Samsung DW80K5050US its not that old and under used. The water flows in from the side to the base The water gets hot The water Won't Spray or move or jet or anything Then the water gets ...
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Switch for dishwasher

Can I install a switch for my dishwasher? The dishwasher is on a 15 amp circuit. The plan would be to take the existing dishwasher wire run it to a box in the sink cabinet and place it high on the ...
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Where is the "labyrinth plate" of a dishwasher?

I am trying to diagnose an intermittent error message with a Fisher & Paykel DW920 Dishwasher. I found the diagnostics manual, and in the section on checking the operation of the wash pump it ...
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Hole in hose on Dishwasher drain kit

As in attached picture the hose on the drain punmp of my GE dishwasher seems to have developed a hole and is leaks when the dishwasher runs. I contacted GE for a solution but not much luck. Can anyone ...
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Salt residues on the bottom of dish washer

I have started to seeing salt residues on the bottom of my machine after i moved to new flat. I could tell that water in here is harder than my previous flat.
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Drain Hose - Reverse Water Pressure in Standby

I have 5 drain hoses from various appliances (dishwasher, laundry washer, AC condensate, water softener, water filter) that all have the standard regulated air gap to a sink. I imagine drain pumps on ...
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Dishwasher and sink drain smell

I have been trying to troubleshoot a smelly dishwasher for a few months now. Here is what I observed: Dishwasher does not smell normally Dishwasher smells almost immediately after a wash cycle starts ...
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Can I run cable through a junction box in a cabinet and then to the dishwasher?

My electrical wire to my dishwasher comes up through a hole in the subfloor wired right to the dishwasher. I wanted to replace it (too much to go into here, just know the subfloor got wet, and I ...
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Jenn-Air Dishwasher - Red "Add Salt" and "Drying" Lights at End of Cycle

I have a Jenn-Air dishwasher, model JDB9800CWP2. It seems to be working normally, except that at the end of the cycle, the Add Salt and Drying lights are dimly glowing red. It has not done this before,...
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How to remove plastic supply line to dishwasher?

I am trying to remove my current dishwasher and would like some advice on disconnecting the supply line. The supply line to my dishwasher is connected to the shut-off valve with some sort of plastic ...
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What’s a proper way to wire a dishwasher

I am in the process of wiring for a second dishwasher. The first one is hardwired and has a wall switch. My thought is to put the old work outlets for both dishwashers inside the wall (it’s a wood ...
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Capping a Side Spray Opening on a Moen Faucet

I am setting up a portable dishwasher (an 18-inch GE portable dishwasher). Similar to this question from last year, I am planning to connect the dishwasher to a kitchen faucet with a side spray. ...
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Dishwasher - pump does not stop working after getting an Error message

We have an elektrolux dishwasher which is some years old. Today while working it gave an error message about leaking water. We found no water outside on the floor. After turning the dishwasher off the ...
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My new dishwasher goes bonkers randomly. How can I test if "dirty power" is the culprit?

I bought a brand new dishwasher and within minutes of installing it, the dishwasher started itself, as in clicked "normal" and then clicked "start" all by itself. It has ...
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Bosch dishwasher part identification

Trying to identify a dishwasher part. Thia dishwasher is bosch, silence plus (I'm in Israel). This part was stuck near the pump inside the dishwasher (specifically the gear of the pump). The ...
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Dishwasher water line not providing hot water

Have an odd situation that started a week or so ago. The dishwasher was running to completion and dishes were either still dirtyish or the dishwasher pod was not dissolved and the dishes basically ...
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Is it OK for dishwasher waste to be connected lower than sink trap elbow?

We have a new-build house with an integrated dishwasher that was already fitted when we moved in. It's about 4 months old, and it recently stopped draining. The engineer found that the waste pipe was ...
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Are Soap Suds Normal After the Dishwasher is done?

This washing machine uses the normal pods. I set the jet dry to minimal. However, at the end of the wash cycle I see soap suds on the bottom. Is this normal? I was wondering if the soap suds were from ...
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Bottom of dishwasher leaking when not running

I just moved into a house and was trying to adjust the dishwasher height when I noticed the bottom of the dishwasher is leaking when I'm not even using it. Here is the leaking part circled in red: ...
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Dishwasher and garbage disposal wiring in same gang box

I am in the planning stages of renovating my kitchen. I plan on wiring my garbage disposal under the sink and using one of those air switches to control it. The wiring is not a problem. However, to ...
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Help w/ Countertop Dishwasher Connection/Adapter

I have a countertop dishwasher that needs to be hooked into my faucet, but the major obstacle is that my faucet is a pull-out spray head. I can pop the bottom of the spray head off to reveal the ...
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Heat and water safe material for internal dishwasher repair

On the inside of my dishwasher is a plastic tube that transports water to a spinning piece in order to clean the upper rack. Part of the plastic tube has melted through and the top rack is no longer ...
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Samsung Dishwasher Leaving Brown Residue on Silverware

I am looking to fix a relatively new Samsung Dishwasher. The dishwasher works fine for the most part, but it consistently leaves a brown sticky residue on our silverware. I have tried to clean the ...
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What hose do I use to connect my GE dishwasher to my sink's 3/4" Tee?

I recently purchased a new GE dishwasher to replace our old dishwasher. The model we bought is GDF530PGMWW. It comes with a drain hose attached (see image), and it comes with an extension hose. The ...
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Dishwasher Doesn't Complete Cycle

As of last night, without any warning, our dishwasher (Bosch Ascenta) no longer operates correctly. The short version is that it will power on, but when a cycle is started, you hear something trying ...
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Will separate dishwasher drain cause sewer gases and wet dog smell?

Will this separate pipe for dishwasher cause sewer gases to enter into cabinet and dishwasher to get wet dog smell? The separate dishwasher pipe design - at top of pipe is a 2” Wye fitting - one side ...
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Dishwasher plug blocking disposal outlet

I'm a beginner, so keep that in mind... My house has the dishwasher and disposal plugged in under the sink, where the bottom outlet is hooked to the disposal switch. I've heard it isn't generally ...
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Dishwasher drainage problem

I recently got a "new" (used) dishwasher and have installed it myself. It is a Frigidaire Ultra Quiet iii. There is a problem with it draining water. Here is what the setup looks like: The ...
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Changing a dishwasher from hardwired to cord-and-plug

My dishwasher flooded my kitchen, requiring the removal of the flooring and eventually the lower cabinets. I turned off the water supply to the dishwasher right after the flood, but couldn't unplug it ...
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Do I have to add a ground wire that has been missing for 20 years?

I am replacing a 20 yr old dishwasher in a 20 yr old house. The wiring from breaker box connected to the old dishwasher had no ground wire. Can I just attach the old white & black wires to the ...
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My dishwasher is too short for the counter

We just remodeled our kitchen and the cabinet opening is 35 inches high but newly bought dishwasher is only 31.5 inches. How can I properly install it with the height difference?
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Can I add a second dishwasher to an existing power circuit?

Our current dishwasher has a dedicated 120v 20A circuit breaker (KY, USA). We are thinking of adding a second one. We will likely be alternating the use of the dishwashers but may use both ...
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How to unscrew this screw

I want to take out my dish washer but there is a screw that I don't know how to unscrew. I can't get the screwdriver straight on the screw head, only at an angle. Any advise would be appreciated.
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Water leaking from sink trap

This weekend I replaced a drain stopper and all the hardware down to the p-trap, keeping those parts original. After connecting everything I ran the water for about 10-15 minutes while I cleaned up. ...
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Can I use my dishwasher solely for drying?

I prefer washing dishes by hand but I want to dry them using the dishwasher. I use the Blomberg DW51600 SS dishwasher. This has an Express dry function. But when I select this function it still ...
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Does anyone know what this rubber thing I found on the tub in my dishwasher is? [closed]

Last night I was emptying my KitchenAid KDFE104DSS5 dishwasher when I found this on the tub. I looked all over inside it trying to figure out where the heck it came from. It's about 3 inches long. I ...

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