Is it worth the effort to try to install an existing portable dishwasher under the counter or just get another dishwasher?

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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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How do you install a portable dishwasher?


Can you permanently install a portable dishwasher?

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 (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 (MORE)

When was the dishwasher invented?

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 (MORE)

Is there such thing as a portable dishwasher?

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. (MORE)

Who invented the dishwasher?

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.

How do you hook a portable dishwasher to the faucet?

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.

How do you clean dishwasher?

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.

Why are there two drain fittings under a dishwasher?

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

What is the difference between a freestanding and a portable dishwasher?

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 (MORE)

How much does it cost to install a dishwasher?

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 (MORE)

Can you make a built in dishwasher into a portable one?

\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 (MORE)

What did dishwashers do?

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

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 (MORE)

Use a built-in dishwasher as a portable?

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.

Where did the dishwasher come from?

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, (MORE)

Can a single dishwasher drawer be installed under a sink?

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.

Are Dishwashers worth using?

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 (MORE)

Can you leave the water running over night with a portable dishwasher?

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 (MORE)

How do you install a built in dishwasher?

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 (MORE)

Do you pay sales tax in Florida on a dishwasher install?

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 (MORE)

How long have dishwashers existed?

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.

Can you hook up a portable dishwasher to the faucet in the bathroom?

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.

How do you replace copper pipe under 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 (MORE)