How to install built-in dishwasher w/out kinking water lines?
Installing a built-in LG dishwasher; got everything ready to go, but a problem with the hot water line coming in. It is barely long enough to reach to the front where I've installed the elbow. Since I have to back the dishwasher in to the 24 in. hole there is no room for error in terms of NOT running over this hose with the bottom of the dishwasher. Any tricks to handling this situation? There is only one narrow 'trough' for the hose to run through under the dishwasher, but how do I get the hose to perfectly stay in this 'trough' while I back the dishwasher into the 24 in. space? Seems like an impossible task unless I disconnect the hose at the hot water valve under the sink and and then pull the hose from the other end in order to have it extend already under the dishwasher before I back it in. However, once I begin to back in the dishwasher, it seems to me that I will need another person to pull both on the hot water line as well as the water disposal line from under the sink so neither hose will develop a kink under the dishwasher. Am I correct to assume this procedure as the best one to take?
Re: How to install built-in dishwasher w/out kinking...
I eventually unhooked the hotwater line where it comes in below the sink in order to give the slack I needed to hook it up to the elbow on the front of the dishwasher...then slid it into the 24in. space, but found that my hotwater line was 4 inches short! A trip to home Home Dept to buy more line and connectors solved the trick and now it is all hooked up and works with no leaks.
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Are you in a geographic area of the country which has heavier amounts of minerals in the water. Over time mineral deposits can clog water lines clogging the smaller diameter lines first. Evidence of this may appear as discoloration on sections of exposed plumbing pipes at connection joints.
Or, perhaps a flexible water feed line has become kinked and the kink is blocking water flow (less likely, but could happen if the hose was installed with a bend and with aging over time and heat it finally kinked).
If mineral deposits, the orifices will have to be cleaned out. You may attempt using a pipe cleaner similar to a welder's tip cleaner to do so. There are also some chemical solutions that may dissolve such deposits depending on the type of likely mineral (this may be difficult to effect). If a kinked hose, you may have to uninstall the dishwasher and replace the hose. These solution may not be easy and it begs the question as to whether or not your dishwasher is worth the repair. Good luck.
Double check the water line whether it is old or new and see if there are any restrictions. Most lines are connected to angle stop of the hot water side. If your line is copper make sure there no kinks in especially when you push the dishwasher into it's slot. Basically you will have to retrace the installation of the dishwasher. There is the possibility that the unit's electronic board is or has malfunctioned. Good Luck
Hi Please follow LG instrcutions for installation of your dishwasher, check the Installation manual-- LG Dishwasher Installation Manual · You should have at least four feet of wire free at the end of the line where the dishwasher will be installed. · Prepare the water connections. Use a proper compression fitting water supply hose. · Remove any protective shipping packaging or screws. · Cover any exposed wires with electrical tape. · Check the water supply and drain hose for any leaks. Hope this helps... Daniel
I actually own an LG LDF8812 myself, except mine is stainless steel, not white. So be it. :-)
Anyway, it sounds like you have just unboxed the unit and it is brand new, not just new to you. I am also assuming that you have this dishwasher connected to an Air Gap valve which is connected to the garbage disposal. Please reply if I am wrong.
Because it is (apparently) new, the first thing I would check is that any water is draining from the unit. A common problem on new installations is that the knockout inside the neck of the garbage disposal unit. A quick way to test that is begin the dishwasher filling, then open the door and press the two buttons that give you Cancel. Hold for three seconds and the DW will begin to drain. Being careful of the hot water that should be draining into the kitchen sink via the disposal, but watch for water to come flowing with a healthy stream - not wimpy.
Please reply with what you have found and correct my assumptions that I got wrong. Good Luck!
OH, if the problem is not something at the end of the drain hose, before you try to crack the unit open (and possibly void your waranty) dial the number on in the user guide and schedule a service call asap. Have your proof of purchase available.
Hi, best way would be to install a "spring" attached to the back of the dishwasher. The hose would connect to that and easily "pull-away" when moving or "pull-tight" taking up the slack. A much simpler method is to tie a piece of string to the hot water hose, feed it up and over the top of the dishwasher where you can hold on to it in front. As you push the dishwasher back, take up the slack by gently pulling the string.
Generally there are three items to be addressed: You will need power. This should be a separate line appropriately protected...usually 15 or 20 amps, depending on wire size serving the unit. You will need a hot water line which attaches to a fitting under the machine. You will need a fitting to drain the water to the drain line. If you're going to permanently install, you should have a fitting to do this on the drain line of the sink. It is generally included with the machine. If you have a disposer on the drain, a knockout plug on the dishwasher will allow you to install it. If this information is insufficient, I suggest you get service help to do this.
Your problem is: You have pulled the dishwasher out and checked hose. No kink in line. You have taken cleaned out dishwasher and no clog. You poored water into dishwasher and it drains from the bottom not throught drain hose. You have checked the drain hose on the bottom of the dishwasher and to no avail....you don't know what is causing this issue....can I help you out with this? LG-14AW3 Dishwasher does not drain properly and then powers itself off mid cycle. Filters are clean and there are no kinks in the drain hose. How do you fix this and will it be very expensive.
Have you recently replaced the garbage disposal? Sometimes the installer forgets to remove the knockout plug. All of the disposal manufacturers plug the d/w connection in case it is installed where there is no d/w. If there is a d/w, the plug must be removed.
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i wouldn't worry too much about shortening line, unless its extreme. ck fro possible restriction in line(possible kink ) or the sink down spout that is draining into. a d/w will ***** remove all the water after cycle is complete, its normal to have a small amount of water just below or above the filter plate