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How do I attatch the new plastic water lines to a dichwasher I am going to install? What fittings etc do I use?

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Buy an install kit for the dishwasher. (preferably with a braided steel covered hose) That has an end that will fit the dishwasher, then ask at the hardware store what you will need to adapt to the plastic line. I really can't tell you without more information as to what kind and size of plastic pipe you have. This will be a standard plumbing part and will probably cost well under $5.

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LG DICHWASHER TRIPPING POWER


I'd say either the motor is siezed or there is something in the drain impeller. The water is recycled a bit so if a fork or some such is in the impeller it would stop it from turning which would overheat the pump motor which would be potentially very bad. This sounds like a job big enough for a certified service call.

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The bottom rack is getting clean. The top rack is not cleaning inside of glasses or dishes no matter what they are made of (plastic, glass, etc). The top & bottom blades are turning but I don't...


Hello there and welcome to fixya
Water-inlet valve
Most cleaning problems are caused by the dishwasher not getting enough wash water, so the water-inlet valve is often to blame. This valve is usually at the bottom left or right of the dishwasher, behind the lower access panel. It's the device with the main water line from the house, a rubber tube to the dishwasher, and two wires attached to it.
When a water-inlet valve is defective, you may hear the sound that's usually referred to as "water hammer." If the water-inlet valve is defective, you need to completely replace it.
Dishwasher Water Inlet Valve Replacement

Be sure to read and understand any instructions that come with the new water inlet valve.

Tools required:

Adjustable wrench

Multi-Screwdriver

Pliers

Step 1. Disconnect the dishwasher from its power source.

Note: Dishwashers are usually wired directly to the home's electrical system. To disconnect the power, switch off the circuit breaker or remove the fuse for the electrical circuit the dishwasher is attached to. Try to turn the unit on after disconnecting the power to be sure you were successful.

CAUTION: If you're not sure you've shut off the power properly, DO NOT CONTINUE. Call a qualified appliance repair technician to complete the repair.

Step 2. Turn off the water supply to the dishwasher. This is usually underneath the kitchen sink or in the basement or crawlspace near the location of the dishwasher. Pliers may be helpful here.

Note: If there are no shut-off valves, you must shut the water off at the main water supply valve for your home.

Step 3. Remove the lower panel(s) of the dishwasher. These are usually held by 2 to 4 screws at the upper and lower corners of the panel(s).

The inlet valve is usually near the front of the dishwasher. Attached to the valve you'll see: 2 or 4 wires, the water supply line from the house and the water feed line that goes to the dishwasher.

Step 4. Remove the household water supply line from the valve. The line is usually secured with a brass compression nut. The water supply line is usually copper or braided stainless steel.

CAUTION: Water supply line may be hot.

Step 5. Remove the fitting from the valve the water supply line was attached to. This fitting may be very difficult to remove. It may help to put the valve into a vice in order to remove the fitting. If you cannot remove it, replace it. The fitting is not an appliance part but a plumbing part that is available at most hardware stores.

Step 6. Remove the screws holding the valve to the dishwasher frame.

Step 7. Label the wires to the valve so you'll be sure to reattach them correctly.

Step 8. Remove the wires from the valve.

Step 9. Remove the clamp on the black rubber water discharge tube and pull the tube off of the valve.

Step 10. Reinstall the old fitting (or a replacement fitting if necessary) onto the new valve the water supply line was attached to. Use Teflon tape or pipe joint compound as a thread sealant. Make this fitting tight to prevent leaks. Make sure that the fitting points in the same direction as the old one so that the water supply line will meet up with it properly.

Step 11. Install the new valve in the reverse order of the removal instructions.

Note: The water supply line is under high pressure. Be sure to tighten the fittings properly.

Step 12. Turn on the water to the machine, and check for and correct any leaks.

Step 13. Reinstall the access panel(s). Restore the power to the dishwasher and test.

Note: You may have to let the dishwasher run a few minutes before it reaches the next water fill cycle.
Internal filters
Every dishwasher has some type of filter to keep large food particles and foreign objects away from the pump assembly:
Most modern dishwashers have self-cleaning filters that don't need any routine cleaning.
Some have filters in the bottom of the dishwasher that you need to periodically clean. You don't need any tools to remove the filter, and cleaning it is easy. Consult your owner's manual to determine which type you have and its maintenance requirements.
If your filter is clogged, it may be causing the cleaning problem.
Drain valve
Some dishwashers have a valve (or gate) that should open only during draining. If debris lodges in the valve, it can't close properly, so water drains out during the wash cycle. Most dishwashers drain into the garbage disposer. If yours does that, listen for water flowing into the disposer during the wash cycle. If you can hear it then, the drain valve may be clogged.
Spray arms
There's a spray arm at the bottom of your dishwasher--it may have a tall spray tube mounted to the center of it. There may also be a spray arm located directly beneath the upper rack of dishes and/or above the upper rack.
If debris is blocking the holes in the spray arms where the water comes out, it could cause cleaning problems. Regularly inspect each of the spray arms and clean out the holes as necessary.
Water temperature

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I just install brand new dishwasher, and test it, but it doesn't drain all the water out, can you help.


Hello.

WHen installing your machine it should have a high loop in the drain hose that means the drain hose under the sink is higher at one point that the drain its attached too with a corregated hose this is very easy to usea plastic zip tie and attatch a part of the hose to a higher point than where it connects to the drain. DID YOU DO THAT ?? if not that very likely is your trouble

Hope this helps

Gene

Aug 01, 2011 | Frigidaire 24 in. PLD2850 Built-in...

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We have removed our dishwasher, we are not replacing it. The question I have is...."How do you cap of or plug up the old waterline that goes to the dishwasher?"


It all depends on what material your water line is made of and where you want to shut the water off at.

Under the dishwasher there is a threaded connection from the water line to the dishwasher and there is typically no isolation valve located there. You will have to follow the supply line back to where it ties in, typically it is feed from the kitchen sink water supply. Hopefully the plumber who installed the lines provided a local shut off valve under the sink, otherwise you will have to shut the water off at the main house supply.

Here is a couple of ways to cap the line off.

Copper - You can get a cap and solder it on, make sure there is no water in the line because it will not heat up enough for the solder to penetrate the joint. Use flux and lead free solder on the copper lines. When you are ready to replace, just turn the water off, cut the cap off, and install the necessary fittings to connect the dishwasher. If I was going to do this, I would install a valve and a braided stainless steel line for the dishwasher. This makes it a snap to reinstall. Any hardware store can supply these parts.

Plastic (PVC/CPCV) - same as above but use the proper cement rated for the type of plastic pipe.

PEX - You can buy a plug and a clamp ring, but you will need the proper crimping tool.

If you have a threaded connection, just go to the hardware store and buy a threaded cap.

If you need specific information, please update your question with more details, because I am just speculating what you have.

Apr 18, 2011 | Dishwashers

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The engine is running but no water is coming in and it is not going thru cycles


First check the water supply line going to the dishwasher, begin at the shut off valve, shut water off,remove supply line from valve by unscrewing the fitting, open the valve just slightly to check water flow there(have a container of some sort to run approx.1/2 gallon or so of water into it)just to flush the valve out of any debris or material build up.
Then if all seems good there, then go to the valve fitting on the dishwasher and remove the water supply line from that and repeat the flush out process we went through previously at the shut off valve, make sure there isn't a build up of junk in the inlet valve on the dishwasher, they sometimes get calcium and sand,etc., built up in them and that will block the incoming water, clean all above.
If your water supply is good then could be the dishwasher inlet valve has failed and will need to be replaced or the dishwasher control timer could be bad,may need a service tech to troubleshoot the rest of the stuff.
Good luck !

Jan 20, 2010 | Dishwashers

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My dishes are still dirty after washing


Hi,

There might be may reasons. Let me provide you with all the steps :-

Water-inlet valve Most cleaning problems are caused by the dishwasher not getting enough wash water, so the water-inlet valve is often to blame. This valve is usually at the bottom left or right of the dishwasher, behind the lower access panel. It's the device with the main water line from the house, a rubber tube to the dishwasher, and two wires attached to it. When a water-inlet valve is defective, you may hear the sound that's usually referred to as "water hammer." If the water-inlet valve is defective, you need to completely replace it. Dishwasher Water Inlet Valve Replacement

Be sure to read and understand any instructions that come with the new water inlet valve.

Tools required:

Adjustable wrench

Multi-Screwdriver

Pliers

Step 1. Disconnect the dishwasher from its power source.

Note: Dishwashers are usually wired directly to the home’s electrical system. To disconnect the power, switch off the circuit breaker or remove the fuse for the electrical circuit the dishwasher is attached to. Try to turn the unit on after disconnecting the power to be sure you were successful.

CAUTION: If you’re not sure you’ve shut off the power properly, DO NOT CONTINUE. Call a qualified appliance repair technician to complete the repair.

Step 2. Turn off the water supply to the dishwasher. This is usually underneath the kitchen sink or in the basement or crawlspace near the location of the dishwasher. Pliers may be helpful here.

Note: If there are no shut-off valves, you must shut the water off at the main water supply valve for your home.

Step 3. Remove the lower panel(s) of the dishwasher. These are usually held by 2 to 4 screws at the upper and lower corners of the panel(s).

The inlet valve is usually near the front of the dishwasher. Attached to the valve you’ll see: 2 or 4 wires, the water supply line from the house and the water feed line that goes to the dishwasher.

Step 4. Remove the household water supply line from the valve. The line is usually secured with a brass compression nut. The water supply line is usually copper or braided stainless steel.

CAUTION: Water supply line may be hot.

Step 5. Remove the fitting from the valve the water supply line was attached to. This fitting may be very difficult to remove. It may help to put the valve into a vice in order to remove the fitting. If you cannot remove it, replace it. The fitting is not an appliance part but a plumbing part that is available at most hardware stores.

Step 6. Remove the screws holding the valve to the dishwasher frame.

Step 7. Label the wires to the valve so you’ll be sure to reattach them correctly.

Step 8. Remove the wires from the valve.

Step 9. Remove the clamp on the black rubber water discharge tube and pull the tube off of the valve.

Step 10. Reinstall the old fitting (or a replacement fitting if necessary) onto the new valve the water supply line was attached to. Use Teflon tape or pipe joint compound as a thread sealant. Make this fitting tight to prevent leaks. Make sure that the fitting points in the same direction as the old one so that the water supply line will meet up with it properly.

Step 11. Install the new valve in the reverse order of the removal instructions.

Note: The water supply line is under high pressure. Be sure to tighten the fittings properly.

Step 12. Turn on the water to the machine, and check for and correct any leaks.

Step 13. Reinstall the access panel(s). Restore the power to the dishwasher and test.




Oct 14, 2009 | Zanussi Dishwashers

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Leaves silverware dirty


Water-inlet valve Most cleaning problems are caused by the dishwasher not getting enough wash water, so the water-inlet valve is often to blame. This valve is usually at the bottom left or right of the dishwasher, behind the lower access panel. It's the device with the main water line from the house, a rubber tube to the dishwasher, and two wires attached to it.

When a water-inlet valve is defective, you may hear the sound that's usually referred to as "water hammer." If the water-inlet valve is defective, you need to completely replace it.

Dishwasher Water Inlet Valve Replacement

Be sure to read and understand any instructions that come with the new water inlet valve.

Tools required:

Adjustable wrench

Multi-Screwdriver

Pliers

Step 1. Disconnect the dishwasher from its power source.

Note: Dishwashers are usually wired directly to the home’s electrical system. To disconnect the power, switch off the circuit breaker or remove the fuse for the electrical circuit the dishwasher is attached to. Try to turn the unit on after disconnecting the power to be sure you were successful.

CAUTION: If you’re not sure you’ve shut off the power properly, DO NOT CONTINUE. Call a qualified appliance repair technician to complete the repair.

Step 2. Turn off the water supply to the dishwasher. This is usually underneath the kitchen sink or in the basement or crawlspace near the location of the dishwasher. Pliers may be helpful here.

Note: If there are no shut-off valves, you must shut the water off at the main water supply valve for your home.

Step 3. Remove the lower panel(s) of the dishwasher. These are usually held by 2 to 4 screws at the upper and lower corners of the panel(s).

The inlet valve is usually near the front of the dishwasher. Attached to the valve you’ll see: 2 or 4 wires, the water supply line from the house and the water feed line that goes to the dishwasher.

Step 4. Remove the household water supply line from the valve. The line is usually secured with a brass compression nut. The water supply line is usually copper or braided stainless steel.

CAUTION: Water supply line may be hot.

Step 5. Remove the fitting from the valve the water supply line was attached to. This fitting may be very difficult to remove. It may help to put the valve into a vice in order to remove the fitting. If you cannot remove it, replace it. The fitting is not an appliance part but a plumbing part that is available at most hardware stores.

Step 6. Remove the screws holding the valve to the dishwasher frame.

Step 7. Label the wires to the valve so you’ll be sure to reattach them correctly.

Step 8. Remove the wires from the valve.

Step 9. Remove the clamp on the black rubber water discharge tube and pull the tube off of the valve.

Step 10. Reinstall the old fitting (or a replacement fitting if necessary) onto the new valve the water supply line was attached to. Use Teflon tape or pipe joint compound as a thread sealant. Make this fitting tight to prevent leaks. Make sure that the fitting points in the same direction as the old one so that the water supply line will meet up with it properly.

Step 11. Install the new valve in the reverse order of the removal instructions.

Note: The water supply line is under high pressure. Be sure to tighten the fittings properly.

Step 12. Turn on the water to the machine, and check for and correct any leaks.

Step 13. Reinstall the access panel(s). Restore the power to the dishwasher and test.

Note: You may have to let the dishwasher run a few minutes before it reaches the next water fill cycle.


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Soap, sanitzer not pumping into dishwater


I believe this unit has built in chemical pumps, I cannot tell your installation without more information, but the tubing from the chemical buckets would probably go into, or connect to fittings in or on the control box, go to www.jacksonmsc.com , go to products tab, brochures, door type machines, and conserver xl, the picture shows pumps on the side of it. Let me know, thank you and Happy New Year

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Whirlpool Quiet Partner built-in dishwasher's feeder line came loose from the fitting and flooded the kitchen. What is the best way to reattach?


If you are talking about the supply line (clean fresh water) then it's best to replace it with a stainless braided hose, all the way from thew shutoff valve to the washer inlet. They can be found at lows HD for 20 bucks or so. Very easy to replace, two nuts and an adjustble wrench.

If its the drain, you can purchace a coupling from the same places.

It is rubber, and can fit 3 or 4 different size pipes. It connects unde the sink either onto the garbage disposal or the pipe attatched to the sink. it has two clamps that can be tightened with a screwdriver.

Trying to reuse old supply lines is aproblem waiting to happen.
Thats why I recommend new.

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INSTALLATION


Generally there are three items to be addressed:  You will need power.  This should be a separate line appropriately protected...usually 15 or 20 amps, depending on wire size serving the unit.  You will need a hot water line which attaches to a fitting under the machine.  You will need a fitting to drain the water to the drain line.  If you're going to permanently install, you should have a fitting to do this on the drain line of the sink.  It is generally included with the machine.  If you have a disposer on the drain, a knockout plug on the dishwasher will allow you to install it.  If this information is insufficient, I suggest you get service help to do this.

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