Dishwasher waste pipe to disposall was "eaten away by mice" approximately 10 inches of PVC pipe!
Robert P. • Hilton Head Island, SC • March 21, 2014
Appliance: Model BOSCH SHY56A02 PART# 08 6373 WASTE PVC PIPE
My Repair & Advice
1. local plumbing store did not have any plastic pipe that might have worked.
2. I fashioned 2 splices, one coming out of the dishwasher, the other going into the disposall. I used a 5 ft section of clear plastic tubing that was just large enough to fit over the 20mm PVC pipe and accept stainless screw type tightening clamps. Great idea? Not! it crimped when I pushed the dishwasher back into its cubby hole. Rule of thumb: "Too clever, too dumb".
3. Google "Bosch dishwasher waste pipe failure". get blog that explains how to get pipe out of dishwasher cabinet. Take of left side panel, not the back panel. The same blog pointed me to a source for the pipe with custom ends that probably only fit this model of Bosch. The blog pointed me to a link to AppliancePartsPros.com exactly to the part. I ordered for ~$21.00 including shipping on Sunday over the internet. Received them on Tuesday. Fixed in 20 minutes after gaining the experience of ~4 hours redoing the electrical connection end closing up the opening from the cubby hole to the outside of the house which was gnawed out by the mice. We caught 5 mice in the process using electrocution style mouse traps. Whew!!!!
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Repair Time Estimate
Less than 15 minutes