Can i connect a dishwasher to the hot water pipe??
When i took the old dishwasher out, i found that it had been connected to the hot water supply to the kitchen tap. can i connect the new one to this existing connector. it would be alot easier to do this, rather than have to break into the cold supply. thanks
Re: can i connect a dishwasher to the hot water pipe??
In my opinion you always connect to the hot water unless there's some compelling reason not to like your dishwasher's manual says to connect to cold. Your dishwasher will heat up whatever water you have connected it to, but since you have a tank of preheated water already sitting in your water heater you should use that.
The "resin in the water softener" example, I think, makes no sense since your dishwasher will heat up the water to something like 160 degrees Fahrenheit no matter if the input is cold or hot...
Re: can i connect a dishwasher to the hot water pipe??
I have a solar hot water system so it makes economic and practical sense to have the sun heat the water first instead of using fossil fuels.....(ie coal powered electric) I don't care if the cold rinse is done in hot water cause it doesn't cost me or the planet anything to heat. Only problem, will it wreck my machine?
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1 what you'll need Electric drill and hole cutting bit Screwdrivers Pliers Adjustable wrench Level Teflon pipe tape Drain pipe for dishwasher Dishwasher connection kit - available at your home store (should contain water supply line for dishwasher as well as necessary connectors and compression couplers). New dishwasher
2Determine that you have access to the hot water supply line, the drainpipe and an electrical connection under the sink. Installing the dishwasher will require extending the hot water supply line to the dishwasher, connecting the dishwasher drain to the drainpipe under the sink, and plugging the dishwasher in. If your home was not plumbed in anticipation of a dishwasher, you will need to change some fittings under the sink to make these connections possible. (See below)
3Read the instruction manual that comes with your new dishwasher. Installing a dishwasher is straightforward but you want to be sure you understand and are comfortable with the necessary steps.
It's your choice.There's only a single supply hose and with most dishwashers that means cold fill only, but as this is a compact basic worktop model the manual supplied suggests that users connect to a hot water supply.
In real-life situations though, the water drawn from the hot supply often isn't instantly hot so all you do is drain cold or tepid water from the supply pipe and let it get replaced with wasted hot water which then cools in the pipe! If the machine features condenser drying like many dishwashers, then cold water is essential for it to work. A final consideration is that unless your hot water is supplied at mains pressure (such as in a combi-boiler or megaflo system) then the water pressure from a hot water storage tank will not often be high enough and you'll have to use the cold supply.
Hello there: Troubleshooting Leaks If the dishwasher
leaks, and you know the problem is not related to tub overfilling, the
pump, or inlet valve problems, the plumbing connections may be faulty.
Most dishwashers are connected to the water supply with metal pipe
fittings, and the leak could be at these fittings. If the fittings are
threaded, tighten them with an adjustable wrench. If this doesn't work,
chances are the threads are stripped or the fitting is cracked or
otherwise damaged. In this case, replace the fitting. Most
dishwashers discharge used water through a pipe or a hose connected to
the drain or garbage disposer under the kitchen sink. If the drain line
is made of flexible hosing, it may have cracked from prolonged exposure
to hot water. Examine the hose; if it's damaged, replace it. If the
hose is leaking at its connections with the disposer or dishwasher,
tighten the fittings or clamps at the connections, or replace the
clamps. Also check for water leaks around inlet valves, drain valves,
and anywhere you see flexible hoses and hose connections. Leaks at
clamps can be stopped by tightening or replacing the clamps. Leaks in
hoses can be eliminated by replacing the hoses. I HOPE THAT YOU FIND THIS INFORMATION VERY HELPFUL BEST REGARDS MICHAEL
In the US dishwashers are usually connected to the hot water supply. Although the ASKO 1850 I believe has an in line heater. Using hot water supply will reduce electrical useage.
Interestingly we use to have ASKO washer and it suggested only using cold water hook up as it heated its own water. I guess this was a feature if one's laundry area does not have hot supply, but it made no sense in CA to heat water with electricity.
The supply line connects to the brass screw in fitting on the bottom left corner under the washer.
When you buy a dishwasher supply line kit, it will come with any adaptors needed. Unless you are using the steel braided line you will need to use teflon tape on the threads of the line. If you are using the SS line kit, you will only need tape on the adaptor.
Here is a pick of the line and the adaptor.
The drain line is attached with a typical hose clamp like this.
It is attached to the stub out on the garbage disposal if a GD is installed. If not then it is attached to the stub out on the drain pipe for the sink, like this.
Here is a pic of a drain line installed on a Garbage Disposal.
If this dishwasher is a residential dishwasher the water that is supplied to the unit is from the hot water side of the sink supply. The dishwasher does not heat the water it uses water from the water heater that is connected to the house. It sounds as if the dishwasher is hooked up to the cold water supply instead of the hot water supply. The heating element you see in the dishwasher is for drying purposes and not for heating water. I would check the hot water supply for your dishwasher to see if that could be the problem. Also remember unless you have a recirculating pump on the hot water there will be an amount of water in the pipe from the water heater and the dishwasher that has sat and cooled down over a period of time therefore when you turn on the dishwasher you will not get hot water immediately due to the distance the dishwasher is from the water heater. You will notice when you turn on the hot water to thew sink you do not get hot water right away you let it run for a minute before it gets hot since the dishwasher is connected to the same valve as your hot water to the sink it acts the same way.
Good luck on your repairs hope this helped.
Check two things: -Follow the hot water pipe from the dishwasher back to the place it connects to the wall. There should be a valve there. Make sure that it remains open. (very common for it to get closed but not noticed.)
-If the hot water supply valve is good/open, you should next consider the solenoid valve that controls when the water enters the dishwasher. It is located just past where the fill pipe connects to the dishwasher.
Please report back what you find of if you have further questions. OK?
Removed intake water valve assembly and found a piece of plastic wedged in intake port preventing valve from closing. Piece of plastic was old filler tube from old hot water tank which disintegrated and got into hot water pipes in home. Similar pieces of plastic have affected water mixer valves at various sinks in home and have also plugged aeration screens.
The water connection is the smaller of the two and generally near the front of the machine, usually a threaded fitting on a electric solenoid will need a pipe to compression 90 fitting if its not already installed, it needs to be hooked to the hot water and that can be found on the left side going up to the sink faucet to be sure run some hot water and the side that gets warm is the correct one, you will need to turn off the water and install a T to connect the dishwasher if an unused shut off is not already there for the dishwasher. The drain line takes a hose and clamp and will hook into your drain iether through a dishwaser t or the disposal if you have one has a connection for it.