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Why Your Drain Hose Is Clogged?
If you are a homeowner or technician looking to replace your dishwashers drain hose, you’ve come to the right place. A broken or damaged drain hose can lead to many problems in the future if it isn’t fixed.
Food particles and grease start to build up in your drain hose overtime especially if there is a problem with your grinder, or if too much food was left on your dishes prior to cleaning. This is when you start to smell a bad odor because of the build up of food and grease.
If you are experiencing leakages, this is also a sign the drain hose is damaged, and if your dishwasher isn’t properly draining the water then you know its time for replacement. Generally you will see food particles along your clear plastic drain hose.
The last thing to mention is these steps apply to all major dishwasher brands including; LG, Bosch, Samsung, Frigidaire, Miele, Maytag and much more brands.
Dishwasher Drain Hose Replacement Parts
Before we begin there are a few parts you should keep handy to get the job done faster.
- Dishwasher Drain Hose
- Drill (Depending on your dishwashers location)
- Screw Driver & Nut Driver
- Screw-On Pipe Strap
- Large Bucket & Towel
- Standard Pliers
How To Replace Your Drain Hose?
Step #1: Safety First! Shut Off Your Power & Water Supply
Turn off your electrical power: Locate your homes circuit breaker and ensure your switch it off to disconnect any power that leads to your dishwasher. Try turning on your dishwasher to ensure the power is off.
Turn off your water supply: Shut off the water supply valve which either can be seen under your sink or in the basement.
Step #2: Disconnect The Drain Hose From The Sink
Go under your sink to locate the drain hose which is connected to your sink. It is typically a white plastic hose. Now disconnect the discharge hose from the sink using a wrench or pliers to loosen up the hose.
Step #3: Remove Your Dishwashers Bottom Panel
Underneath the bottom of your dishwasher (front-side) is a panel which you should be able to disconnect using a screwdriver.
Step #4: Link The New Hose To The Old Hose
Now that you have removed the old drain hose from the sink, you will want to connect one end of the new replacement drain hose to the open end of the old drain hose. The reason for this is we will use the new hose to push the old hose so it appears as it comes out from the dishwashers bottom panel.
Step #5: Time To Clean The Pipes
Once the hose is seen out of the bottom of the dishwasher, locate the tapped area and place it over a bucket or container. We will remove the tape and let the water leak out. Be sure to raise up the hose to ensure all the water is removed from the old pipe.
Step #6: Completely Remove The Old Pipe
Locate the old hose end in the dishwasher (seen at the bottom of the dishwasher) and use a screwdriver to unloosen it so it is removed completely.
Step #7: Add In The New Replacement Drain Hose
At this point we want to have the right tools such as a wrench, pliers, and screwdriver to add in all the new hose in the same position as the old drain hose was placed.
Step #8: Lets Test Out Your Dishwasher
Once everything is connected be sure to turn on the water valve, and electrical power. If everything is properly turned on, run the dishwasher without any dishes 3-4 times to let it clean out itself.
Step #9: You Can Also Try Unclogging Your Dishwasher
If you started to smell a bad odor from your sink this would mean that their is a clog in your sink drain which the drain hose is attached to from your dishwasher. There is food built up at the bottom of the sink and as water rises it pushes the food back into the drain hose.
At that point the best thing to do is call a plumber, or follow these steps to unclogging your dishwasher.