I just almost finished installing our new GE dishwasher. When we ran it, the
drain leaked at the garbage disposer inlet. When I tightened the clamp (much
more than it seems it should need), the leak stopped. Then I removed the hose.
It seems to me that the hose coupler is too large for the inlet, so the seal is
not tight enough.
The drain hose that came with the dishwasher has a customizable boot that
connects to the inlet. The boot can supposedly work with 5/8" and 1" inlets. The
disposer is an Insinkerator Pro SS unit. After a lot of searching, I have not
been able to determine what the inlet size is. It's difficult to reach and see,
but by holding a tape measure up to the inlet, it appears that the inside
dimension is 5/8". The outside dimension is definitely less than 1".
So here's the problem. The way the drain hose boot is adaptable is by cutting
off the 1" portion to reveal the 5/8" portion. If the Insinkerator inlet is not
5/8", the hose is trash. What should I do to solve this dilemma?
Use a pair of needle-nose pliers inserted inside the 5/8 tubing if it
is too tight to fit over the coupling. Use the pliers to expand the
tubing just enough so you can force the tubing onto the coupling. A
clamp to hold the tubing onto the coupling is probably not necessary,
but can't hurt.
Or make up some sort of adapter. Remarkable how everyone expects
everything to 'come out of the box ready to use' in every situation!
But that's what do it your self and < alt.home.repair > is all about.
Heh, what's really annoying is that Motorola uses a (something)USB
connector for its phones, but your phone won't charge if you plug it
into a USB port, only a Motorola charger or a port on a computer with
Motorola Phone Tools installed. (e.g. my clock radio has a USB
charging port, but it won't charge either of my cell phones; neither
will a generic USB charger that plugs into a cigarette lighter.)
On 1/26/2010 11:48 PM, hr(bob) email@example.com wrote:
Well, the mystery is solved, sort of. The inlet to the Insinkerator is 3/4", not
5/8" or 1", as per the dishwasher hose. There is a kit available to attach to
the inlet - Insinkerator DWC-00, Home Depot part number 118647. My local store
has them in stock. Now I'm wondering how the adapter will connect to the hose.
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