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Maytag WU203 drain hose

Unable to find a pump for our trusty old Maytag WU400 dishwasher, I picked up a WU203. The drain hose on the 400 was routed along the side, to the top and back down again - and after installing a hose straight out and then down on the new one, I discovered why!

I can't use the old hose - it's smaller and the drain is in a different place. Can I just put an anti-syphon valve in the hose I have or does it need to be routed like the old one? If it does, where do I rout it? The old one went up the side but I can't see anyplace to fasten a drain hose on the new one.

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  • zzzng Jan 01, 2008

    Thanks tech17

    After some Googling to find out what an air gap is :) this sounds like the answer I was looking for.

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Maytag dishwasher model wu203 only fills w/ water and won't run or drain, of course I have a house full of people coming tomorrow

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You could go to lowes and buy an air gap to install on your sink run hose from washer comes up to air gap then down to drain if you clever could install under sink just get it high up as you can then down to drain

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  • robert samples Jan 01, 2008

    sorry i should have been more specific i just assumed you knew i haven't been fixing online appliances but for 3 days lot different than being there lol now you can mount that under the cabinet and wont have make a hole but if you want top mount get a hole saw same size as the air gap

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