Question about LG LDF8812 Stainless Steel Built-in Dishwasher
I bought a new LG dishwasher from Home Depot, just installed. I ran a test cycle and found a leak, coming from a cut in the water outlet hose (goes to the disposal). I asked the appliance guy at Home Depot about a replacement hose (which I found can be ordered on the LG website).
Problem is: the Home Depot guy and I spend about 20 minutes with the LG floor model in the store trying to figure out how to get the old hose off. It disappears into the back of the unit with no obvious way to remove it. I'm pretty handy and it baffles me the way they have it designed. Anyone out there with advice?
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....
Hope this helps!
Posted on Dec 17, 2007
Similar problem: the drain hose went brittle at the sink drain end after just three years and started to leak. This is a design problem, they used a plastic not rated for hot, caustic liquids like dish washer soap. (I work in the plastics industry). Not much faith that the replacement hose will last very long.
It is a bear to replace. Take off left and right side panel (right is to allow water to drain went sideways). Turn onto right side, remove bottom panel. Remove spring clamp from drain hose end (get a real band clamp to replace it). Do the same at the sink end too. Replace hose and reassemble.
I'm going to replace the LG part with a EPDM 5/8" hose.
Posted on Oct 02, 2011
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