I needed at least a 10 drain hose. I purchased part number 3385556 which is a 12' drain hose. If I'm to keep the total length down to no more than 12' I will need to shorten this hose. How do I make the connection to the disposal after I cut the rubber end off that has come with the hose. Is their any way to just replace this hose for the one thats on the dishwasher.
Answer Willie, The "rubber" sleeved end of the hose attaches to the dishwasher pump drain outlet,the hose then has to be routed up the side of the tub and secured to the tub mount clip and routed back down to the floor/frame level, and routed out the back and into the opening in the cabinet.That's going to use quite a bit of hose. The bitter end of the hose has a "barbed fitting which you'll insert and clamp onto the short length of rubber hose that you will attach to the disposal dishwasher drain spout. So you're on the right track at this point. Thanks and Good Luck
The other expert posts describes how I should cut the hose and to make it as short as possible. It won't be bad to have such a long hose?
Answer Jessica, The longer the drain hose, the longer the time it takes to drain the dishwasher, it also increases the possibility of a clog or restriction in the drain hose. The shorter the better, the fewer connections the better. Good Luck and Thanks.
Which end is the barbed/flat end? I see an end made of clear plastic? and an end with rubber. When you write remove the excess hose, do you mean cut it shorter?
Answer Jessica, One end of the drain hose extension kit will have several ridges (barbs) molded into the hose, Thats the end to insert and secure to the factory installed drain hose from the drain pump. Yes, you will "cut it shorter" then install the black rubber coupling onto the hose, then on to the disposal. Thanks and Good Luck
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.