Does the hole in the cabinet (where drain hose from dishwasher comes thru) have to be at the top or bottom?
I had a plumber install and he drilled the hole in the bottom. I now have a lot of excess drain hose which I have anchored up towards the top, but there still seems to be too much hose. The dealer claims the hole should be at the top and that the rubber band that held the drain hose to the top back of the dishwasher should never had been removed. I am confused........
All D/W should have what they call a high loop to help prevent back flow from sk to D/W. you can remove the rubberband and place the hole at the bottom take the drain hose run to top of cabinet and fasten will be fine for high loop any excess hose just tuck out the way
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sounds like the pump is running but clogged. You might want to 1-remove as much water as possible by cupping it out manually,2- turn the breaker off and ensure no power, 3- take off bottom cover, 4-locate drain line (it will go into cabinet under kitchen sink-hooked up to sink line more than likely) and take off pump on dishwasher end and take off sink. you can remove the hose and see if and where clog is located.Grease is sometimes a culprit or other bits and pieces of food build up. You should also investigate the area where the drain line hooks into the unit and ensure that is clear. reconnect hose under sink and fish thru hole in side of cabinet to back of dishwasher. someone else or you can then reach under dishwasher to reconnect line to dishwasher. make sure drain is hose is connected properly at both ends! You'll probably need a phillips head screwdriver, 1/4" nutdriver and a pair of pliers
Make sure the drain hose is not blocked or pinched.Also check where it
drains into your sink pipeing to be sure food isnt blocking the drain
Its eather the drainage path is blocked or the pump stoped pumping.
Also, the drain hose must be installed so as to have a high spot higher
than the sink drain or the water from your sink will be able to "run
down hill" or drain into your dishwasher. Take a look and see!
also It sounds like your dishwasher does not have an air gap. Newer
dishwashers come with an air gap installed, but they can be taken out.
A quick fix for this is to:
Check the drain line under the kitchen sink. The drain line is supposed
to run from the bottom of the cabinet, and run as high in the cabinet
as you can get, (up to the bottom of the counter top) then connect the
drain. This is called an air gap, and helps keep a little water in the
drain line, which will prevent sewer gases from entering your
dishwasher, and garbage disposal.
It may simply be where the dishwasher drain attaches to your garbage disposal. There should be a hose clamp and can easily be taken off. If the clog's not right at the connection, chances are it's far. If there is an air gap, it will be within a foot of the connection. Just shake the DW drain into a bucket and you should be good to go. Not sure why the plumber wouldn't do that though....being a plumber, I would never leave a customer with a clog. Anyway, good luck!
There is a breakaway stub in the garbage disposal's dishwasher hose port, it needs to be removed before connecting the dishwasher drain hose when installing the disposal. Disconnect the dishwasher drain hose at the disposal, get a screwdriver and, insert in the disposal's dishwasher drain port and tap on it with hammer until it breaks off. Then remove that stub from the sink side.
If you are installing a dishwasher as a permanent appliance into cabinetry, drill a hole up near the top of the cabinet ( near the back) and route the drain house thru this hole over to your drain connection.. An air gap is formed by bring this hose up high and looping it down to the drain tie in.. This wil keep some water in the dishwasher below and act as a gas trap so no gases get into or out of the dishwasher.. If you are using a protable dishwasher.. by merely placing the drain hose ( that normally exits near the back/bottom of the dishwasher ) into a sink.. you have formed an air gap in the same manner.. as long as the drain hose is raised up and over a high point in the cabinet and doesn't allow back siphoning of water into the dishwasher.. you are all set.. Hope that helps..
The water backup is due to the low drain hose mounting position. Check the sink disposal position; the drain hose connection from the dishwasher to the disposal must be placed higher than the present drain hose passing the sink cabinet from your dishwasher.
It sounds like you have connected your dishwasher to a garbage disposal.
The 2 hoses provided with your dishwasher connect together.
You run the drain hose through a hole in the bottom/back of your cabinet, then up to the top of the cabinet, then connect it to the drain on the garbage disposal. (The reason that you run your drain up to the top of the cabinet is: This is called an air gap, and helps keep a little water in the drain line, which will prevent sewer gases from entering your dishwasher.)
Be sure to knock the plug out of the drain of the garbage disposal. A garbage disposal is designed to work with or without a dishwasher. The plug is in the center of the drain. The best way to knock this plug out is to pull the garbage disposal, and with a flat screwdriver, knock the plug out.
Then remove the plug from the disposal. Reinstall the disposal.
Install the drain hose. The drain hose will connect right up to the disposal using the clamp provided with the dishwasher.
This should help you. If not please attach more info.
Has this Dishwasher ever drained at all?
In installations the need to have a drain line attached to a disposal system is top on the list, how ever some times the connection is made but a small plug in the disposal on the inside of the wall of the grinding chamber has to be knocked out to allow for proper draining of the dishwasher water.