Hello, I am just received an older dishwasher, the original owner had cut the lines to the fill and drain lines and had somewhat hard wired it into the plumbing in his apartment. I am looking to use it the way it was intended but can not find the information I need to hook it up and I am not sure which lines drain and which fill. One of the hoses are larger then the other (diameter). Ideally I would like to replace the hoses back to the original style but can work something else out if this is not possible. Knowing which one is the right hose would be great.
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Hello, How long has your dishwasher been do this? Have you washed dish's in
it? Also, these German made dishwasher run on less than 2 1/2 gallons of
water. These German manufactured dishwasher machines run really quite. Because
of the German water conservancies laws. They limit the amount of water
dishwasher and washing machine can use. Also, there is no storage hot water
system in there homes, it on demand hot water. You can't hear the motor running
and about the only thing one can hear is maybe the water washing the dishes.
Now, the water at the bottom of the dishwasher, if the drain isn't connected
up under is the sink drain and trap area or the garbage disposable in the sink.
but some place lower on the drain pipe. You will not have a spiffing effect on
the the bottom of the dishwasher, it the same with washing machines. One the
discharge pump starts sucking air, it will not drain the dishwasher. The siffen
effect works if the water is below the outlet for the drain. Example: Home owner
have the new washing running and continue fill with water. Why, because the
drain pipe end is below the the bottom of the washing machine tub. It fill up
with water and siffen action continues emptying the tube will it still filling.
One heck of a water bill.
I have an older dishwasher also and recently my wife also complained about it not cleaning right... so me being the man I am tried in vain to clean the things... Bought new spray arms online and installed them in minutes...now the thing works like new... However I have also found that if the heating element goes bad then that also can mess things up bad... So I would buy new spray arms, and also check out the heating element to make sure it is working... Here is a tip that will help you with the online buying... Dishwasher Spray Arms not Spinning
I am assuming that your dishwasher drains either directly into your sink or through a garbage disposal as part of your sink. Regardless of which method is used, you need to verify that your dishwasher drain system is funcioning properly so.. make sure your dishwasher drain filter is free from debris.. if you are still having a problem ..it could be the pump is defective or clogged with food byproducts, the lines into and out of that pupm are clogged of the drain hose itself is clogged or pinched.. Once you have cleaned your drain screen inside the dishwasher, .. try cycling it withour dishes to see if you get a reasonable drain flow .. The key is to identify if its a clog/restriction or a bad pump... Hope some of these ideas will help solve your problem.. Get back to me if you are still struggling..
I am assuming that your dishwasher is built in and not a portable model. That being the case, and assuming that the drain was originally installed correctly and feeing into your house drain near your kitchen sink, you may need to pull the dishwasher out from between the cabinets. To do that is fairly involved however I would ask why you need to replace your drain hose. If you see a section damaged or leaking then you may be able to remove a section anmd splice another tube to that. If that is not going to solve your problem then you will probably want to gain access to that drain house from the toe kick panel beneath the bottom of the door. That panel should be removable ( depending on the model ) and access to where your drain hose attaches will vary from model to model. If you cannot reach in from the front to remove and replace it, you will need to unhook your dishwasher from the cabinetry and slide it out for access to the connection point. The degree of difficulty doing this will vary from installation to installation and wil be dictated by the way your water supply line is attached as well as how your ac power is applied. Newer methods of bringing ac power to the dishwasher are similar to any other appliance in that the electrician will provide an outlet receptacle that you can plug your dishwasher in to or out of. Older techniques 'hard wire' the power in a junction box in the bottom of the dishwasher and a bot more involved in disconnecting. If that is the method your dishwasher is installed, you will need to remove or disable power to that wiring by swithcing off the appropriate circuit breaker or power disconnect. In any and all cases, the process of removing the dishwasher from bewteen two base cabinets is not very easy. Please elaborate on the reason why you need to replace your drain hose and the method your dishwasher has been installed. If you can provide more details, I can help you resolve your problem. Good luck.. hope this helps you.,..
we have exactly the same dishwasher and all you do is pull the dishwasher out get a towel and tip it forward. the water drains out the door but it was recomended for an older dishwasher we had. ti works a treat. the original flooding happens when someone turns the machine off before it is fully drained. the machine has a safe guard that stops the machine from over filling the next time this is why is stops. hope this helps. its alot cheayer than a pluber who would do exactly the same thing.