Is it worth the effort to try to install an existing portable dishwasher under the counter or just get another dishwasher?
Answer 1 No, it is not worth the effort. Just bite the bullit and buy a new dishwasher Answer 2, A Different Opinion I would disagree as I have done it. Almost all portable dishwashers are built ins that have been placed into a shell... much like building it into your counter. Now, the big differences are in the "feed" lines...power and water supply and drain lines. First, remove the unit from the shell.. about a half dozen screws along the bottom and back. Once removed from the shell you will be able to access the power junction box located near the bottom of the unit. Remove the plug and cord, and wire in the hard wire feed. The drain and supply line have the sink tap adaptor on them, just cut the adaptor off with an exacto knife. Attach the drain line to the drain with the appropriate fitting on the drain and secure with a hose clamp. Secure the supply with the appropriate fitting. Install in counter and done. Answer 3 IF you already have, or have installed, a duplex electrical receptacle beneath the counter, then it is not really necessary to remove the power cord and "hardwire" the machine into the household electrical system.j3h. Answer 4 Some brands, like Kenmore, offer a conversion kit that makes the job much easier. Also, since Kenmore actually is a brand that uses other brands like Kitchenaid and Hobart as the actual dishwasher with just the brand name on top, you may be able to use Sears kits on other machines.
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Answer . I HAVE A PORTABLE WHIRLPOOL AND I GOT A PROFFESIONAL TO DO IT BUT IT WAS 250$ TO INSTALL!!!! YOU CAN INSTALL IT YOURE SELVE YOU HAVE TO BUY SPECIAL TOOLS. OR YOU CAN CALL A PRO I THINK YOU SHOULD CALL THE PRO. Answer . A friend of mine decided to jump in and install my old roll away …portable Kenmore dishwasher today in her kitchen. She ran into a few problems. First some brilliant person raised the level of the sub floor so two cabinets had to be pulled out to get into the spot where it needed to go. So out they came. The cabinet where the dishwasher goes headed out to the trash.. Then she removed some screws and took the outer housing off of the old dishwasher. We were met with a few SPIDERS that were hiding in there. Ewe !. Next problem, this particular Kenmore (made by whirlpool) roll away dishwasher water drain line connects under the dishwasher with a hose that looks like a washing machine hose. This was a plumbing fiasco since she had to add a new hose. She made three trips to the hardware store before she found a threaded brass fitting that she could slide and rubber hose over and tighten it with a hose clamp. Then she had to slide the other end over the drain connection for the garbage disposal.. She had to T into the hot water supply line and connect the water supply with a new hose also.. Lastly we had to put the cabinet back into place. That was a fun job.. And then finally the front panel just below the door is not the same kind as a regular built in dishwasher. It is intended to cover the wheels and attaches to the frame. So, now my husband will be watching the metal bin where he works for a similar dishwasher that is brought for recycling for a new lower front panel. We are lucky that we have this resource available or else we would be calling for a part that would likely be expensive.. Oh, and one thing I failed to metnion. We tried just plugging the dishwasher in to the plug under the sink where the garbage disposal is plugged in (In this case it is a double plug with power to both halves) and guess what we found? It would not work. The voltage must be different. Lucky for us she had a plug right next to the side of the cabinet. We just nipped the corner off of the cabinet and ran the cord out from behind the cabinet to the outlet. Voila it worked! Not a professional wire job by any means, but it is something to think about when you consider doing this job yourself.... With the hoses and plumbing connections she spent 60.00 on the project. The man at our town plumbing supply store said that his plumber would do it for about 120. A deal. But, that price would not have included taking cabinets out to make it fit and then putting one back.. If you feel brave and have a good plumbing supply with a willing helpful staff that you can bug with questions all day and you are generally pretty mechanically inclined I say go for it. We got the pink hammer award for doing this today. (Though she did not call me in until the job was partly done I was glad to have the experience.). Do not kid yourself though. This is a full day job for a non plumber.. Re-cap. Where will you get power?. Where will you get new fittings and hoses and are you saavy?. Do you have a disposal that you can easily attach your drain hose to?. Can you T into the hot water source under the sink?. Good luck to you. (MORE)
This is actually something that my father did successfully. It waseasy. He just went to a home improvement store and found all thenecessary pipe fittings to convert the hose(s) to the houseplumbing pipe(s) he was going to tie into, and found an outlet thatwas hidden(if you don't have an outlet, mayb…e you could conceal aheavy extension cord from someplace close), and he parked it inplace, and built in the cabinet around it. (MORE)
Do you need an air vent installed for the dishwasher and garbage disposal and if so can it be installed another way if needed?
Answer . \nYour kitchen sink should already be vented if there is a p-trap draining to the wall. if it is an s-trap it is not vented and not to present code requirements. The dishwasher drain goes into the side of the disposal and the disposal should drain to the trap. A separate vent is not req…uired for the disposal or dishwasher as the trap for the sink is what requires a vent. (MORE)
Answer . \nAnything is possible but I doubt it for under $400. It is far easier to go the other way and convert from portable with a manufacturers kit.
Answer . \nWhat that used for is a clean out. It has to be higher then the dish washer when draining.You can put under the sink. If it gets plug you will have a water coming out. So that is the reason its on top.
Josephine Cochran invented the first dishwasher and patented it in 1886, but dishwashers didn't become popular with the public until the 1950s. ...joel houghton invented the first dishwasher in 1850 during the industrial revolution. cochran made an improved dishwasher that didnt take so much effort …to wash dishes. (MORE)
Answer . Yes. It is built on small wheels so it can be moved about easily. Usually more exspensive than a built in unit because it has two finished sides and a finished top that a built in unit does not have. You simply let it set in a convienient place in your home and load it with dirty dishes.… when it is full, you wheel it over to your sink. your faucet shoud have a special fitting on the end of it. your dishwasher then plugs into the wall, the hose hooks onto your faucet and you turn on your hot water. then turn on your appliance and the dishes are done.. Answer . I recently purchased a portable dishwasher at Chicago stores. Its very cute. (MORE)
The first reports of a mechanical dishwashing device are of an 1850 patent by Joel Houghton of a hand-powered device Modern dishwashers are descended from the 1886 invention of Josephine Cochrane See related link for more information.
There is a fitting available that you put on the end of the faucet. Take the screen off the end of the spout and this fitting screws on. It is like a quick connect for an air hose if you are familiar with that.
Answer . \nI am betting on a Ge or Kenmore unit built by GE. It has a real motor.
Some may have a water heating element inside of them, so they are not dependent on having hot water available.
best bet is to contact Danby who will let you know if part is covered by warranty and will inform you of local dealer to obtain parts from. Recently replaced broken wheel and hose faucet connection. Danby referred to dealer. IF problem with Dealer, Danby deals with it.
The first reports of a mechanical dishwashing device are of an 1850 patent by Joel Houghton of a hand-powered device.
You are installing granite counter tops Dishwasher drain is connected above elbow on one of the two sinks Do you need the air vent for the dishwasher?
This is generally a local code thing. We do not require it in our area and a loop is acceptable. Check with your code guy!
My step dad works in major appliance repair and he says that you clean your dishwasher with Tang. Yup, that's the juice powder that our parents used to give us when we were kids. Try it.
I would imagine if someone wanted to get hot water into the machie they would need a connection THEN I guess if they wanted some how to have the D/W to drain I guess another fitting should also be available
well a portable dishwasher is on wheels so you can roll it to the sink and hook it up to your sink faucet. I'm really not sure what you mean by free standing but possibly it could be a dishwasher at the end of a counter top for which you would have to purchase an end paneo for it , It would be insta…lled under the counter like a regular d/w . although free standing could also mean portable in some companies' brouchere. the most common unit is the under counter dishwasher which accounts for nearly 95% of units sold and is installed just as it is named, under the counter near a sink or water and drain supply and once installed is there until you replace it, the undercounter is also the least expensive because it needs no extra panels or parts. (MORE)
If there was one there before, it's about a one hour job. If new fitting, you need to install electrical outlet and drill holes in cabinets for drain pipe and supply hose. That's about 3-4 hours work. -I never quote costs as you don't say where you are and rates vary. -Now you know the time, you fig…ure it out based on local rates. (MORE)
"Why is Your portable dishwasher leaking" Thank you for asking but mine is not leaking
\nYes, I've done it myself. \nYou'll need to remove the feet from the frame and add castors. (Little wheels that swivel.) \nBuild a 3 sided box out of paneling and a piece of countertop for a top. \nThe setup that connects the hoses to the faucet and the adapter for the faucet itself is available fr…om most plumbing supply stores or you can get it from the on-line parts department at Sears. \nThen get a good heavy duty exrension cord to use as a plug. \nYou can do the whole project in an afternoon with just basic hand tools (MORE)
People who were called "dishwashers" washed the dirty dishes in restaurants, schools and other institutions in the days before machines for washing dishes were widely available. People with that title still perform that function in some facilities
Almost all dishwashers are hot fill. A built in dishwasher is only connected to the hot water.
If you need to replace a portable dishwasher but the top matches the counter can you take it off and put it on a new one?
Yes, you certainly can. I bought and old portable dishwasher with achipped up and ugly top. Here's how: Open the door of thedishwasher and inspect the underside of the top. You'll notice acouple of screws holding some metal brackets (attached to thedishwasher) to the top. Just unscrew them (they'll …be located frontand back, probably) and lift off the top. Measure it and have apiece of butcher block cut to the same measurements. Then just fitthe new top on the old dishwasher brackets and screw the screws uptight. I did this recently and it turned out great. Plus, the butcherblock top now goes with everything. (MORE)
The attachments for portable dishwashers are not universal, and donot fit all faucets. To fix this, a person can buy an attachmentfor their faucet the matches the dishwasher.
Technically you can, but it is not advisable, as it is not weighted properly and as a result will be unstable when a rack of dishes is extended outside the cabinet of the dishwasher.
I have one that was purchased in May of 2008. You can call Maytag with your serial number and they could tell you when your machine was purchased.
If you want to know the year your dishwasher just call the # that should be on the inside of the unit, give them the model # and they will tell you what year it is.
Dishwasher In 1850, Joel Houghton patented a wooden machine with a hand-turned wheel that splashed water on dishes, it was hardly a workable machine, but it was the first patent. The Walker Brothers invented the first electric dishwasher in 1913.Used for washing dirty dishes such as plates, forks,… spoons, and bowls. In some dishwashers, a rinsing aid (also called rinse aid) can be added to the rinse cycle to improve drying and avoid water spots remaining on dry items. The word "dishwasher" comes from the word dish. The reason for inventing the dishwasher to help busy people not have to wash dishes by hand. (MORE)
Yes it can but it will be at additional cost. The waste pipe from the sink will have to be p-trapped to inside the wall or into an adjacent cabinet. In some cases this would be an expensive alternative, however if money is no option, then it is reasonable to say it can usually be done.
Because your not taking care of it. Go to Tesco or Asda and buy finish the best dishwasher quinterty.
The first thing that comes out of my mind when I here the word dishwasher is that they are the people who works on a restaurant or any store that sells any food ready to be eaten,their job is to wash the dishes of the customers so it can be used again and again,a dishwasher is often lonely,bored,tir…ed and stressed because their customer making a lot of noises and their co-workers making fuss about them.So let us respect them because they are a good citizens of our own country and their job is not illegal. (MORE)
You can, however if your faucet can't handle the pressure havingnowhere to go that long then you might have a chance of damagingit. However the pipes, the underworkings of the sink, etc. Will befine. I'd advise against it if you have one of those side hoses forspraying things as the hose might not l…ike prolonged exposure. Butonce in a while won't hurt anything. Like ware and tear, stress hasto build first. Just don't make it a habit. (MORE)
No it isn't! Just mix the dishwasher gel with a certain amount of water and thats it!
You first feed in the water supply line from the valve which should be in the kitchen sink compartment. I would highly recommend buying a SS braided hose instead of copper or plastic line. These cost about $10 in Home Depot. Connect this line onto the inlet valve, usually under front left corner as …you face it (opposite side to electric box) Next, you move the machine close to the space and thread the drain pipe into the sink compartment, being sure not to kink it. -Now as someone pushes the D/W into place, someone else pulls the drain line through enough to hook onto the drain stub on the sink drain. If there isn't one , you will have to buy an ABS fitting with this and fit it into the drain system. Last, reach under the D/W and pull the electric wire through to wire in at the box, which is always just under the front. Don't forget to put a wire clamp on . (MORE)
You would have to put a casing around it, find a different incoming water hose, and adapt the drain hose.
The sale of a dishwasher is taxable. The install labor chargedwhen purchasing a dishwasher would also be subject to sales tax. Ifyou purchased install services from a third party that provided notangible personal property during the installation, then therewould be no sales tax on those services. On…e practical exception -When you purchase a new home and it includes a dishwasher, thenthis generally is ignored by the taxing authority (the FL DORexpects the general contractor to pay the tax). . The reason for the tax is that the dishwasher is very easilyremoved with no damage to the house. So it is still consideredtangible personal property after it is installed. If we weretalking about a home appliance that was more permanently attachedto the home, then the appliance and install services would not besubject to sales tax. In other words, real property improvementsare not subject to sales tax but tangible personal property sales(and install labor sold with the property) is subject to tax. . I am a CPA/Attorney that does almost nothing but Florida salesand use tax controversy. I hope this answer helps. . James Sutton, CPA, Esq. . www FloridaSalesTax com (MORE)
They have racks for dishes and rotating sprayer arms, underneath they have a motor, a pump and a heater.
No. There is not adequate space, and the heat of the cooktop may damage the sound insulation as well as the dishwasher itself. Always follow the installation instructions that come with the appliance.
I know very early examples of the automatic dishwasher go back to the 1920's, if not earlier, but it did not "break out" as a must-have home appliance until after World War II.
Yes, if you get the proper attachment to hook up the water line from the d/w to the faucet. Don't forget that the d/w emits quite a bit of water. Could create splashing and the drain pipes for the basin might not be able to handle that amount of water if they are plugged up.
Because to use it at home so we can put dishes to wash in the dishwasher.
Call a plumber! ANS 2 -If you mean the water supply pipe for the dishwasher, then it's easy to totally disconnect the copper at the dishwasher connection and at the shutoff valve. Replace it with a flexible rubber, SS braided one. Purpose built for dishwashers to allow easy movement. -Available …in HD or ' big box' stores. less than $20 (MORE)
Im prety sur that you put this in wrong but if not it was...... YOUR MOM
Sears has a good selection of portable dishwashers by the top brands Kenmore, Maytag and Frigidaire. Frigidaire portable dishwashers are the highest rated, receiving 5 out of 5 stars.
Codes differ everywhere, - however if I as renovator install these appliances, I always put each one on a dedicated separate breaker.
Portable dishwashers are made by various brands. The most popular brands are Kenmore and Samsung. These brands can be found anywhere you can buy dishwashers.
The Consumer Reports website and magazine has a buyers guide for many household appliances, including a counter top dishwasher. Specific information about a particular brand and model can be found at the manufacturer's website.
There are various companies in Miami, Florida that offer dishwasher installation. Some of the companies that offer dishwasher installation in Miami include Miami Appliance Repair and Marvel Appliances Service.
How do you take portable case and install an under the cabinet dishwasher it is seems cheaper to install a new under the cabinet dishwasher in old portable case than to buy a new portable?
NO, definitely not so. I have changed hundreds of dishwashers and never found a case like that.
There is no information about the date of manufacture for this item- you can contact Kenmore customer care onkenmore.com/customer-care/nb-100000000410025