Is it worth the effort to try to install an existing portable dishwasher under the counter or just get another dishwasher?
Answer 1 No, it is not worth the effort. Just bite the bullit and buy a new dishwasher Answer 2, A Different Opinion I would disagree as I have done it. Almost all portable dishwashers are built ins that have been placed into a shell... much like building it into your counter. Now, the big differences are in the "feed" lines...power and water supply and drain lines. First, remove the unit from the shell.. about a half dozen screws along the bottom and back. Once removed from the shell you will be able to access the power junction box located near the bottom of the unit. Remove the plug and cord, and wire in the hard wire feed. The drain and supply line have the sink tap adaptor on them, just cut the adaptor off with an exacto knife. Attach the drain line to the drain with the appropriate fitting on the drain and secure with a hose clamp. Secure the supply with the appropriate fitting. Install in counter and done. Answer 3 IF you already have, or have installed, a duplex electrical receptacle beneath the counter, then it is not really necessary to remove the power cord and "hardwire" the machine into the household electrical system.j3h. Answer 4 Some brands, like Kenmore, offer a conversion kit that makes the job much easier. Also, since Kenmore actually is a brand that uses other brands like Kitchenaid and Hobart as the actual dishwasher with just the brand name on top, you may be able to use Sears kits on other machines.
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Answer . I HAVE A PORTABLE WHIRLPOOL AND I GOT A PROFFESIONAL TO DO IT BUT IT WAS 250$ TO INSTALL!!!! YOU CAN INSTALL IT YOURE SELVE YOU HAVE TO BUY SPECIAL TOOLS. OR YOU C…AN CALL A PRO I THINK YOU SHOULD CALL THE PRO. Answer . A friend of mine decided to jump in and install my old roll away portable Kenmore dishwasher today in her kitchen. She ran into a few problems. First some brilliant person raised the level of the sub floor so two cabinets had to be pulled out to get into the spot where it needed to go. So out they came. The cabinet where the dishwasher goes headed out to the trash.. Then she removed some screws and took the outer housing off of the old dishwasher. We were met with a few SPIDERS that were hiding in there. Ewe !. Next problem, this particular Kenmore (made by whirlpool) roll away dishwasher water drain line connects under the dishwasher with a hose that looks like a washing machine hose. This was a plumbing fiasco since she had to add a new hose. She made three trips to the hardware store before she found a threaded brass fitting that she could slide and rubber hose over and tighten it with a hose clamp. Then she had to slide the other end over the drain connection for the garbage disposal.. She had to T into the hot water supply line and connect the water supply with a new hose also.. Lastly we had to put the cabinet back into place. That was a fun job.. And then finally the front panel just below the door is not the same kind as a regular built in dishwasher. It is intended to cover the wheels and attaches to the frame. So, now my husband will be watching the metal bin where he works for a similar dishwasher that is brought for recycling for a new lower front panel. We are lucky that we have this resource available or else we would be calling for a part that would likely be expensive.. Oh, and one thing I failed to metnion. We tried just plugging the dishwasher in to the plug under the sink where the garbage disposal is plugged in (In this case it is a double plug with power to both halves) and guess what we found? It would not work. The voltage must be different. Lucky for us she had a plug right next to the side of the cabinet. We just nipped the corner off of the cabinet and ran the cord out from behind the cabinet to the outlet. Voila it worked! Not a professional wire job by any means, but it is something to think about when you consider doing this job yourself.... With the hoses and plumbing connections she spent 60.00 on the project. The man at our town plumbing supply store said that his plumber would do it for about 120. A deal. But, that price would not have included taking cabinets out to make it fit and then putting one back.. If you feel brave and have a good plumbing supply with a willing helpful staff that you can bug with questions all day and you are generally pretty mechanically inclined I say go for it. We got the pink hammer award for doing this today. (Though she did not call me in until the job was partly done I was glad to have the experience.). Do not kid yourself though. This is a full day job for a non plumber.. Re-cap. Where will you get power?. Where will you get new fittings and hoses and are you saavy?. Do you have a disposal that you can easily attach your drain hose to?. Can you T into the hot water source under the sink?. Good luck to you.
This is actually something that my father did successfully. It waseasy. He just went to a home improvement store and found all thenecessary pipe fittings to convert the hose(s…) to the houseplumbing pipe(s) he was going to tie into, and found an outlet thatwas hidden(if you don't have an outlet, maybe you could conceal aheavy extension cord from someplace close), and he parked it inplace, and built in the cabinet around it.
Answer . \nAnything is possible but I doubt it for under $400. It is far easier to go the other way and convert from portable with a manufacturers kit.
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Answer . Yes. It is built on small wheels so it can be moved about easily. Usually more exspensive than a built in unit because it has two finished sides and a finished top… that a built in unit does not have. You simply let it set in a convienient place in your home and load it with dirty dishes. when it is full, you wheel it over to your sink. your faucet shoud have a special fitting on the end of it. your dishwasher then plugs into the wall, the hose hooks onto your faucet and you turn on your hot water. then turn on your appliance and the dishes are done.. Answer . I recently purchased a portable dishwasher at Chicago stores. Its very cute.
There is a fitting available that you put on the end of the faucet. Take the screen off the end of the spout and this fitting screws on. It is like a quick connect for an air …hose if you are familiar with that.
You are installing granite counter tops Dishwasher drain is connected above elbow on one of the two sinks Do you need the air vent for the dishwasher?
This is generally a local code thing. We do not require it in our area and a loop is acceptable. Check with your code guy!
"Why is Your portable dishwasher leaking" Thank you for asking but mine is not leaking
Technically you can, but it is not advisable, as it is not weighted properly and as a result will be unstable when a rack of dishes is extended outside the cabinet of the dish…washer.
Yes it can but it will be at additional cost. The waste pipe from the sink will have to be p-trapped to inside the wall or into an adjacent cabinet. In some cases this would b…e an expensive alternative, however if money is no option, then it is reasonable to say it can usually be done.
You would have to put a casing around it, find a different incoming water hose, and adapt the drain hose.
Possibly if the housing is big enough.
Pour a cup of bleach in bottom and run it empty.
Sears has a good selection of portable dishwashers by the top brands Kenmore, Maytag and Frigidaire. Frigidaire portable dishwashers are the highest rated, receiving 5 out of …5 stars.
Portable dishwashers are made by various brands. The most popular brands are Kenmore and Samsung. These brands can be found anywhere you can buy dishwashers.
How do you take portable case and install an under the cabinet dishwasher it is seems cheaper to install a new under the cabinet dishwasher in old portable case than to buy a new portable?
NO, definitely not so. I have changed hundreds of dishwashers and never found a case like that.