My drain hose got a leak in the corregated hose. I ordered a new one but do not really know how to install it. I just need adivice to replace the hose. I can pull the unit out, no problem, but the end of the hose is a type of connection that has a plastic piece and an o ring.Appreciate anyones help.
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WHen installing your machine it should have a high loop in the drain hose that means the drain hose under the sink is higher at one point that the drain its attached too with a corregated hose this is very easy to usea plastic zip tie and attatch a part of the hose to a higher point than where it connects to the drain. DID YOU DO THAT ?? if not that very likely is your trouble
The drain usually connects with a flexible plastic hose to the garbage disposal under your kitchen sink. Run the disposal for a minute to see if that unclogs anything.
Remove the hose and blow into it (use a straw and try to make a seal between hose and straw with your hand because old drain pipes taste really bad if you kiss them directly).
Otherwise, your pump may have gond bad - dishwashers do not drain on gravity alone. they all use pumps. Yours may not be worth replacing unless you are really handy and can do it yourself.
Pumps are available and located on the bottom of the unit. Disconnect drain hose. Disconnect circuit breaker. Remove panel by toe-kick and disconnect electical hard-wired connection. Disconnect water (under kitchen sink). Pull it out from under the counter. Order new pump, install and replace. Be careful with the electricity.
Hello there: Troubleshooting Leaks If the dishwasher
leaks, and you know the problem is not related to tub overfilling, the
pump, or inlet valve problems, the plumbing connections may be faulty.
Most dishwashers are connected to the water supply with metal pipe
fittings, and the leak could be at these fittings. If the fittings are
threaded, tighten them with an adjustable wrench. If this doesn't work,
chances are the threads are stripped or the fitting is cracked or
otherwise damaged. In this case, replace the fitting. Most
dishwashers discharge used water through a pipe or a hose connected to
the drain or garbage disposer under the kitchen sink. If the drain line
is made of flexible hosing, it may have cracked from prolonged exposure
to hot water. Examine the hose; if it's damaged, replace it. If the
hose is leaking at its connections with the disposer or dishwasher,
tighten the fittings or clamps at the connections, or replace the
clamps. Also check for water leaks around inlet valves, drain valves,
and anywhere you see flexible hoses and hose connections. Leaks at
clamps can be stopped by tightening or replacing the clamps. Leaks in
hoses can be eliminated by replacing the hoses. I HOPE THAT YOU FIND THIS INFORMATION VERY HELPFUL BEST REGARDS MICHAEL
I ordered a new hose and the problem is fixed! I probably could have just simply taken the old hose off and flushed it out; but the powdered solution, that is supposed to dissolve, had solidified and clogged the hose in several places. Strangely, it had also made like a filmy flap at both openings. Gross!
Recommend that you follow the drain hose back from the drain to the dishwasher. Are you connected to a Sink-based Disposal or direct-connect to the drain?
The problem really can be that the drain hose has fallen and it never rises at least 30 inches above the floor that the dishwasher is sitting on. That causes a natural syphon effect, which drains the DW constantly, causing the dishwasher to believe it is leaking (which it is, through the drain hose.
Either install an AirGap valve and then properly connect it to the disposal or tie the hose up to the bottom of the counter to there is a rise between the DW and the drain.
It is possible that when installing the dishwasher...if the hose was pulled or jarred or even just from the factory the spring clamp may have come loose....also is there a new Disposal involved...if so there is a plug in the disposal that has to be removed in order to drain. These are the only things I can think of on a NEW DW that could cause water to drain on the floor.....take the toe plate off...turn the DW so that it drains all the while looking under the DW....does it shoot out with force...if so a hose is loose if it is a slow leak a clamp may be loose.
I hope this helps .....good luck....thanks for rating my effort....the Fang.
Hello, I have just installed a similar model, and took the side panel off to see how it was put together ;)
The drain hose goes in the back of the dishwasher, then loops up the right side (as you are looking at the front)(this is to act as a "trap" to keep sewer gases from coming back into your washer, I assume), and then connects to the drain pump under the washer.
In order the change the hose, you will need to remove the left side panel, and the bottom panel, and this will give you access to the entire hose....