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Old 12-09-2011, 10:37 PM   #1
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I'm installing my new dishwasher tomorrow. What is my best bet when it comes to buying a dishwasher kit? I plan on getting a stainless steel braided hot water supply line.

I bought this one.
http://www.samsung.com/us/appliances.../DMT400RHS/XAA

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Old 12-10-2011, 04:33 AM   #2
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Are you talking about a water line? The stainless lines are great----Many new machines require a 3/4" garden hose type adapter---that should be in the bag with the hose--some require a 1/2"x3/8" angle adapter--that should also be in the bag

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Are you talking about a water line? The stainless lines are great----Many new machines require a 3/4" garden hose type adapter---that should be in the bag with the hose--some require a 1/2"x3/8" angle adapter--that should also be in the bag
I need the entire dishwasher kit.
90 elbow, rubber connector, air gap, tube fittings, strain relief, hose clamp or power cable.

When I look at the new drain hose on the dishwasher it doesn't look long enough to me. Maybe I'm wrong.
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I install a bunch of dishwashers in a year---the hose will be long enough if the sink cabinet is next to the dishwasher---

The air gap is not required in Illinois--so I don't know about that---I just loop the drain hose up to the bottom of the counter top.

Don't know what a 'strain relief' is---

Most dish washers here are hard wired using greenfield (metal flex) --If yours gets plugged in--a short 20 amp appliance cord should do----

Are you replacing an old machine or adding one to a place for the first time?
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Just a tip----Make your height adjustments before you push that thing into the hole----

You will not be able to adjust the back levelers easily after it's in place---
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Another tip---the screw clips the you use to attach the machine to the underside of the counter--

If the counter top is stone and you don't want to attach to that---

The clips can be moved to the sides of the door--allowing you to secure the unit to the cabinets--not the counter top----
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I install a bunch of dishwashers in a year---the hose will be long enough if the sink cabinet is next to the dishwasher---

The air gap is not required in Illinois--so I don't know about that---I just loop the drain hose up to the bottom of the counter top.

Don't know what a 'strain relief' is---

Most dish washers here are hard wired using greenfield (metal flex) --If yours gets plugged in--a short 20 amp appliance cord should do----

Are you replacing an old machine or adding one to a place for the first time?
Yes I'm replacing an old one. Our countertops are not stone. Should I go into Home Depot and just get a dishwasher kit? I was told I need a 3/8 MI 3/8 compression 90.
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The stainless water line comes with the dishwasher angle fittings---so if your old shut off is 3/8" you should have everything needed for the water feed---if your old shut off is 1/2" you may need a 1/2" to 3/8" reducer---that is included with some hoses.too.

Is an air gap required in your area?--If not --just loop the hose up under the counter top---
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The stainless water line comes with the dishwasher angle fittings---so if your old shut off is 3/8" you should have everything needed for the water feed---if your old shut off is 1/2" you may need a 1/2" to 3/8" reducer---that is included with some hoses.too.

Is an air gap required in your area?--If not --just loop the hose up under the counter top---


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Here is what my manual says is not included. I do have an air gap.
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If you can post a picture of the existing under sink set up--that would help---

Does the drain currently attach to the garbage disposal or the sink tail piece?

If the tail piece---make sure the opening is the correct size---Depot only sells tail piece adapters in a small size that requires cutting the rubber boot on the drain hose---

I always change those to the larger size (available at Menards) --Sorry--don't have the sizes in my head---look at the inlet on a garbage disposer--that is the size you want---
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Look under the old machine---is it hard wired now? if so--no power cord is needed--just two or three new yellow wire nuts---

Your existing air gap and it hose should be fine---get a new one if the old one looks like it needs replacing.

The angle fitting comes with the hose---that nut and ferrule shown is not needed if you use a flex line--

Do buy a new hose clamp or two---
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If you can post a picture of the existing under sink set up--that would help---

Does the drain currently attach to the garbage disposal or the sink tail piece?

If the tail piece---make sure the opening is the correct size---Depot only sells tail piece adapters in a small size that requires cutting the rubber boot on the drain hose---

I always change those to the larger size (available at Menards) --Sorry--don't have the sizes in my head---look at the inlet on a garbage disposer--that is the size you want---


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Look under the old machine---is it hard wired now? if so--no power cord is needed--just two or three new yellow wire nuts---

Your existing air gap and it hose should be fine---get a new one if the old one looks like it needs replacing.

The angle fitting comes with the hose---that nut and ferrule shown is not needed if you use a flex line--

Do buy a new hose clamp or two---


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Dishwasher kit from Sears. Will this work. 96 inches seems very long though.

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Another pic of same kit

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You are hard wired---you need a romex to box connector--

Use the existing air gap---just need a hose clamp--

water line should have the angle fitting needed in the bag---

Your drain line looks long enough from here--
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That 96" will allow you work more easily---just make sure the extra is out of the way of the motor and you will be fine--

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