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Dishwasher installation problem

I have a kenmore MODEL: 22-15149, 587.1515, and am having trouble connecting the other end of the elbow pipe 3/8" to the fill line, one side fits into the dishwasher and the other seems too small to connect to the fill line. According to the user manual, I have all the parts needed to install so I am not sure why it is not fitting or seems to be too small. Help!

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Re: dishwasher installation problem

They say that all parts are supplied. That means for the drain. They do not supply all the parts for the supply line.

I recommend a dishwasher suppy kit. It comes with:

  1. 3/8"compression x 3/8"compression x 48" flex line,
  2. 3/8" MIP x 3/8" compression ell,
  3. 2 adapters 1/2" FIP x 3/8" compression.
Install the dishwasher ell on the bottom of the dishwasher, connect the flex line to the ell, run through the hole in the back/bottom of the cabinet, connect to the supply line.

The adapters in the dishwasher supply kit should fit most connections under you sink. If by chance it does not, you may have to change the supply shut off under your sink.

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Posted on Aug 19, 2008

Re: dishwasher installation problem

I do not have a dishwasher now,but im having one installed ,will it come with all the parts needed to install it or will i have to get some , also what are they.

Posted on Jan 29, 2008

Re: dishwasher installation problem

I have had this problem in the past as well. They state that you have all the parts you need to install the dishwasher, however that is assuming that it is under ideal conditions. You will need an adapter to attach to the fill line to make it match the size on the diswasher. They usually only cost about $3.00.

Posted on Nov 10, 2007

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