Dishwasher Drain Hose Routing
The diagram below right shows a proper installation.
Dishwasher drain hose routing. This informational video will show you how to put a high loop in your dishwasher drain line to avoid having this item show up on your home inspection. How to install a dishwasher by harry sawyers of this old house magazine photo by kolin smith boy the retired couple you bought your house. High loop to drain pull as much of the drain hose into the sink cabinet as possible. Make sure you do not have any kinks in the 7 8 inch hose when making the connections because.
Shoddy drain hose installation is the cause of many washability complaints in dishwashers. Connect the end of this hose to the air gap using a hose clamp. If the kitchen. Such a workhorse yet so neglected.
This old house 362 935 views. An improperly installed drain hose is by far the most common defect that i find with dishwasher installations but it s also one of the easiest things to get right. The large end of the air gap is then connected down to the garbage disposal with a 7 8 inch rubber hose. The dishwasher drain must be connected before the p trap not after it which is what was done here.
The high loop in the drain hose of your dishwasher is to keep water from settling in the hose if it were hanging down any lower or horizontally. Both the high loop and air gap methods prevent the drain water from your sink from routing into the bottom of your dishwasher when you drain your kitchen sink. Working tirelessly behind the scenes to carry away the greasy stinky water in your dishwasher and make your wine goblets and chilled salad forks safe for your puckered lips once more. High loop to garbage disposal follow the same instructions as 1 except connect the dishwasher drain hose directly into the garbage disposal.
How to replace a smelly dishwasher drain hose this old house duration. This keeps the drain hose dried out and keeps any odors from backing up into the dishwasher. Freedom home services llc 65 100 views. You may need a dishwasher connector if the garbage disposal fitting is larger than your hose.
Route the hose through the circular hole drilled in the side of the cabinet beside the sink. The anti siphon method is best as the air gap makes it unlikely for dirty water and bacteria to reach the dishwasher. Slip a hose clamp over the end of a new drain hose and clamp the new drain hose on the pump nozzle. With this improper installation sewer gases have the potential to come back into the dishwasher.
Connect both ends of the hose with hose clamps one on the air gap and one on the garbage disposal inlet nipple. In testing our dishwashers we have found that the additional high loop in the back of the dishwasher is required for proper draining of the. Cut down the dishwasher drain hose so it is just long enough to reach the smaller tailpiece on the air gap fitting. If the dishwasher can t completely drain.
Ahh the unsung dishwasher drain hose.