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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?

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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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