Hi. When replacing the drain hose, do I need to disconnect the copper line water feed? Or can I simply roll out the dishwasher to replace the hose? And can you confirm that replacement drain hose includes the check valve? Thanks in advance. Bob
It is best to remove the copper line to the unit to ensure that it does not get damaged when pulling the unit out. As for the check valve. The hose does not have a check valve in it but it is located on the sump assembly and you would want to replace part number 8268375.
My elderly neighbor had a mouse chew up the drain hoses on her Whirlpool dishwasher. There are 2 hoses that were chewed up and I can't tell where they split or connect. Do you know where I can find a diagram or picture of the hose connections? Thank you
Answer Hello Bill,
The only drain hose on the unit is the one that goes from the pump housing to the sink drain. It does go up the side of the unit and back down. This loop is necessary for proper draining so if it has to be replaced, this loop has to be present in addition to the loop up to countertop level under the sink before connecting to the drain. There is a fill line that runs from the home plumbing to the water valve and then there is an inlet hose that goes from the water valve to the water inlet assembly on the right side of the unit. There are no other water hoses under the unit external to the pump assemblies.
If you drain your dishwaser into a garbage disposal and you have a loop in the line from drain pump to mimick a trap -how can it back into the sump?
Answer HI Dan. You wiouldnt think so but pull the drain hose off the sink connecter and place it in a bucket. Now insert a straight screwdriver into the sink connecter and feel if the plumbing knock out plug is still inside. If so remove it. Make sure the drain loop is mounted as far up under the sink behind the basin so the drain hose is now taught on a down slope into the sink drain. Remove the bottom kick panel. Remove the drain hose from the drain pump. At the pump output there is a black rubber check valve that may be ripped or missing part # 8268375. Thank You.
WHERE IS THE CHECK VALVE LOCATED IN HOSE? ELBOW FITTING OR SOME OTHER AREA-I NEED TO LOOK AND SEE IF MINE GOT LOST- NONE IN MY ELBOW -WATER IN BOTTOM OF DISHWASHER UPON COMPLETION OF WASH CYCLES -HAVE TO USE DRAIN /CANCEL CYCLE TO REMOVE COMPLETELY
Answer Dan, your check valve is inside the drain pump assembly 8268375 You'll need to remove the pump accumulator/cover to access it. Before that, if you havent yet, disconnect the drain hose from the disposal or drain plumbing under the sink, start the dishwasher and let it wash a couple of minutes, then cancel and drain the water into a large bucket or pale. This will usually clear any debris or garbage that may have accumulated in the sump and drain hose. Thanks and Good Luck