How do I properly use this drain hose extension? During installation, the drain hose with the check valve (part # W10137608) is too short and also the rubber end that is supposed to connect to my garbage disposal is too small in diameter. I see that there is part # 3385556 or part #8269144A which are called drain hose extensions, 6 1/2 feet and 12 feet respectively. I was wondering how these extensions are connected to the dishwasher and garbage disposal. Do I connect the non-rubber end of this part to the non-elbow end of my part # W10137608 and then the rubber end to my garbage disposal?? It looks like the rubber end of the drain hose extension is wider in diameter than my part # W10137608, so is that so it can fit into my wider diameter garbage disposal? Or are these drain hose extensions supposed to replace part # W10137608 all together. If so, I am confused how the non-rubber end of the part can fit into my dishwasher (both are male ends). Also there is no elbow rubber piece with the check valve inside it. How would that be compensated for?
ANSWER Jessica, First things first, you want the drain hose to be as short and straight as possible. You will need a couple of hose clamps, to do this properly, 285655 (only an example). You will insert the "barbed/flat" end of the extension hose into the rubber fitting of the original drain hose, and clamp it together with the clamp. Run the extension hose, properly, to the disposal, remove the excess hose, install the rubber coupling and clamp it with a hose clamp, install the hose to the disposal and clamp that to the disposal spout. Good Luck.
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Wednesday, July 20, 2011