I have a hole in the bottom of my dishwasher is there any glue or etc that can be use to fill the hole?
Asked by dallyalone 5 years ago
I just aquired a hotpoint dishwasher in cabinet type and need the written instructions for it
Asked by rporter 7 years ago
It will let me select Rinse & Hold, Hi Temp rinse & the delay selections, but it won't let me push start or reset it. How can I fix it without too much trouble since I rent my condo?
Asked by rmendenhall 6 years ago
Dishwasher discharges water used in each separate cycle through overflow pipe on sink and not through disposal into drain pipe. The dish-washing cycle is normal. How can I fix this so used dishwasher water leaves dishwasher via water drain rather than through overflow located on top of sink?
Asked by denny35 8 years ago
The picture shows what I am talking about. So far we have tried more heat, less heat, adding TSP to the detergent, cleaning out the dishwasher with one of those put it in by itself and run cleaning agents, turning on heated dry,, running with vinegar and detergent, running with vinegar instead of detergent, and using jetdry. None of these things worked in any combination we have tried. The substance is dry and slightly slick if I rub it between my fingers. It is not calcium deposits, or if it is, they are mixed with something else. Other than that I don't know what it is. It tends to stick to everything but less so to glass and moreso to plastic. Any ideas would be appreciated.
Asked by finfan7 3 years ago
Hi, everyone!A cutlery basket in my dishwasher got broken. I want to repair it with 3D printed parts. Does anybody know is it safe to put ABS INSIDE dishwasher? I mean that there are hot temperature, steam, and chemicals inside and it will connect with dishes. Thanks in advance!
Asked by Glumgad 5 months ago
Does anyone have a Drawer Project? I have a space under the kitchen sink. The dimension is 15cm x 51cm x 52 cm. This space should be used for a dishwasher. I have seen some drawer projects using wood glue, but I would like to use screws instead of glue. This drawer will be used for cutlery, so it is good to have some divisions for fork, spoon, big knifes etc. As the whole kithcne furniture is white, the drawer shall be white for sure. I would like some tips such as track instalation, handle installation, bottom installation, finishing etc I intend to use my new Dremel to make it. Thank you!
Posted by andre_2004 6 years ago
Specifically i want to know how useful the motor is. I want to be able to utilize it for a motorized long board. EDIT Part 2: If i don't manage to fix the dishwasher (the people i'm picking it up from tomorrow say that they tried to use a time cycle and it error'd part of the way through it so there might be more wrong with it) what types of things could i make out of those components?
Asked by mister2 8 years ago
Recently everything seems to be draining slowly. I snaked the bathtub and removed a chunk of hair but it's still draining slow. My dishwasher isn't draining properly and the sinks partially fill up when dishwasher is running. Also the kitchen sink drains slowly. Could this be an air vent block? Last winter we had a similar issue with our kitchen sink, after snaking, baking soda and vinegar etc it still would not drain well. We thought it might be ice buildup in the pipes? If it is an air vent block how would one go about unclogging? Also is there any chance the air vent would come out of the side of the house and not the top?
Asked by quidditee 3 years ago
What I'm trying to accomplish: a usable dishwasher spray arm, that can attach to a PVC pipe, for reasonably cheap. I'm not against buying one, and I've looked at this one, which is snap-on, and this one, which has a nicer price but it's hard to tell how exactly it might work (or more likely, not work). I mean, how would you ever attach that to PVC? And the former is a little on the expensive side. I've also thought of making one out of PVC, since you could easily drill small holes in a piece of PVC pipe and stick them onto a T. But that has the problem of not being able to spin at all, much less spin on its own. I have searched long and hard and have not been able to find any sort of rotary union that would work (and I'm afraid even if I did, it may not allow free passage of water). A solution for spinning on its own may be as simple as making the pipes "bent," so the water would force it to spin as it goes around the corner. TL;DR: How can I make/buy a dishwasher spray arm that can attach to PVC (actually two of them)? And in case you're wondering, yes, this is for a dishwasher (DIY). Thanks for the help!
Posted by Nateowami 3 years ago
I need help and learning how to remove, de-clog, etc. The picture is my kitchen sink drain area. I have two-sink with the right side having a garbage disposal, with connecting pipes leading out. But then, I have another pipe leading out in the same direction, but it serving as an air vent pipe. There's a cooper pipe leading up and into the air vent pipe. Prior to taking the picture, my dishwasher's drainage pipe was connected to the bottom of the cooper pipe. Well, last night I've noticed my sinks were clogged, I ran the garbage disposal, and then the a gush of garbage water came out of the under sink cabinet. Well, after a lot of cleaning, this morning I removed the drainage pipe from the sinks, and noticed that my air vent pipe was gushing out the garbage water. After searching the internet, it's rare to have a clogged air vent, but at the same time, no one seems to install the dishwasher drainage pipe into the air vent pipe. So my questions are: 1) Should my dishwasher drainage pipe be connected to the upper part of the garbage disposal? (You can see there's a fitting on the disposal right above the white PVC pipe leading out of the disposal.) 2) Why would they (the original builders) install the dishwasher drain pipe into the air vent pipe? 3) Most importantly, how do I go about in unclogging the air vent pipe? (It's all bonded together versus having a washers and nuts or a threaded union.) 4) Any answers and questions that I don't know what to ask? Insights/suggestions? Please and thank you. v/r Bobby
Posted by CoffeeSnake 2 years ago
I am repairing broken locking mechanism in the door of a dishwasher. Of course there will be a bit of force involved when pressing the handle and the dishwasher will heat the water which can melt the glue. What's your opinion? Should i use it??
Asked by Karletto555 8 years ago
So occasionally when we turn on the garbage disposal there's a PVC pipe in the cabinet under the sink where the drain line from the dishwasher feeds into that will spew water out all over the floor of the sink cabinet. It seems like it mainly happens when we hit the garbage disposal while the dishwasher is running. The sink will sometimes have water in it - but not full. This last time it was filled about 1/3 of the way with water. Other times it's had even less. Are we just not supposed to run the disposal when the dishwasher is running? Or could it just be a clogged pipe that we need to run a snake through? Thanks in advance for your help. :)
Asked by Thorxes 1 year ago
I have dishes that have chipped edges on their underside from mishandling. I use them in the microwave and dishwasher. Should I apply a sealant to (help) prevent chemical contamination? I cannot afford to replace them. Thank you for any help/suggestions you can give me.
Asked by KimL99 2 years ago
The island top is 48 by 48 with the bartop being raised approx 3 inches from the island top, the island will have cupboards and a dishwasher on one side with the backside of the dishwasher being for a drawer bay, and the opposite side of the dishwasher will be cupboards. there will be nothing on the bar side possible decorative panels that match the doors. and a rack on the side of the dishwasher for cookbooks.
Asked by Karenbell 8 years ago
Back in the days when appliances had real dials and switches on them, you could set the program and then put it on a timer switch so that it would run on off-peak electric. Now that they're all software controlled with soft switches you can't do that unless you either pay a premium for one with a timer or if they have memory to resume the program from a power cut. What I'm looking for is a simple little thing with a timer on it that you stick over the top of the soft power button, and it will press it (unless you can trigger a soft switch like a capacitive switch by sticking a voltage in front of it?) when the timer runs down. Is there a little gadget to do this? or does anyone have plans to build something? I know I could hack a timer into it fairly easily but that would mean voiding the warranty. Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks.
Asked by bruffterman 6 years ago
How can I install a new top spray arm for an old dishwasher? It doesnt have a top rinsing thing. Would I just create a hole, adjust water pressure, and connect tube to where i would install a spray arm frame? Also, any way to overwrite the regulations to let my dishwasher dry without needing a rinsing agent? I know on some clothes washing machines, you can "cheat them" to use more water. Thank you!
Posted by JuliaM115 1 year ago
I imagine the base model for any brand is a piece of crap. Could you advise me to particular models that are easier than others to repair and maintain, is sturdy, is efficient, and will last a long time. thanks.
Asked by hobbssamuelj 8 years ago
Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories has a great project showing how to make One Hundred Percent EDIBLE Googly Eyes! Googly eyes definitely make anything better by allowing you to heavily personify it. I fondly remember putting a pair on the dishwasher, and suddenly our whole lexicon changed from "don't overload the dishwasher" to "be nice to dishwasher, it's had a hard day."I'm looking forward to making these and putting them on a piece of roast bison or a big salmon fillet! "Please, please don't eat me!"
Posted by ewilhelm 10 years ago
Im moving the kitchen sink to other side of room. There is a vent pipe from basement bathroom running just under where the sink will be. Can I attach the drain to the vent? I was going to use a cheater vent for the new sink. If I have to run the drain to the old (kitchen) drain, this will mean a new ceiling in finished basement room.
Asked by Onlyalittlehandy 4 years ago
I scratched it with a brush when trying to clean some discoloration that had happened. Now it looks horrible. It doesn't need to be perfect, but it needs to look alot better. I am the cleaning lady and it is not my dishwasher which is a Miele. I feel really awful about what has happened and hope that I can somehow make amends. Any suggestions?
Asked by marcopola 8 years ago
Check out Popular Mechanic's How to Make Your Tools, Gadgets and Appliances Last Forever, where I -- but mostly my grandfather's circular saw -- am mentioned.How many M.I.T. engineering Ph.D.s does it take to repair a dishwasher? In the case of a balky Maytag at Eric Wilhelm's house in Oakland, Calif., one doctorate sufficed. After a plastic wheel on the dishwasher's upper rack broke off of its assembly, Wilhelm faced a classic consumer conundrum. The same plastic part had broken and been replaced three times--and now the warranty had ended. Considering this history and Wilhelm's mounting frustration, repairing the 3-year-old appliance seemed marginally less logical than buying a new one.But discarding the machine didn't feel right to Wilhelm, who is the co-founder and CEO of Instructables.com, a website that details DIY projects, from simple repairs to elaborate, artsy computer mods. Armed with a drill, a vise and a spare stainless-steel bolt, Wilhelm repaired the wheel and got his rack rolling again--and it hasn't broken since. "From a purely monetary standpoint, it probably made no sense for me to spend an hour and a half fixing a plastic wheel on my dishwasher," he says. "But I got an intangible reward--a satisfied feeling that I fixed something and didn't replace it." Here's my Instructable on the dishwasher repair: Maytag Quiet Series 300 Dishwasher Wheel Repair Hack, and you'll probably be amused by my rockstar-esque photoshoot with the circular saw for this article.
Posted by ewilhelm 8 years ago
I have a situation in which I have a receptacle under the kitchen sink that my dishwasher is plugged into. This receptacle is then operated by a switch on the backsplash on top of kitchen counter. We leave the switch in the on position so that we do not have to flip the switch each time we want to operate our dishwasher. I now want to install a garbage disposal and place a switch under the sink. I would like to come off of the receptacle described above. Could someone inform me how to connect to the receptacle so that the switch will operate but not interfere with leaving the switch on at the backsplash. Any assistance will be greatly appreciated.
Asked by cazorp 5 years ago
What's worse when slipping on heater hoses, a light coating of dishwashing soap or oil? What would you use? (I'm thinking silicone, coolant wasn't slippery enough for me)?
Asked by DELETED_Phill 7 years ago
I need to repair a standard ceramic coffee mug. It has broken, very cleanly, into 3 separate pieces. When complete it needs to be able to withstand typical daily uses i.e. a microwave, dishwasher, boiling water. Ideally the repair will be invisible. What is the best adhesive to use?
Asked by bryanddom 8 years ago
I would like to use the plastic of milk containers for modelling. These seem to be the same make up in UK and USA. What kind of glue could be used? Will this also work on plastic of drinks bottles and containers used for bleach, detergent, dishwasher powder etc ?
Asked by davee52uk 9 years ago
Motor is 115v 3w ac . With low water pressure the timer shuts off before enough water enters to wash well. Their is an over fill safety so I don't need to worry about that. I realize that this will also increase all function times but that is ok. Thank you.
Asked by bngeohealth 6 years ago
Where can I get the replacement catcher cup? I just got one and it needs cleaning ok just dishwashing soap? how long will I leave it outside to dry? any recommendations on what to spray it with? the paint is good, i just want a spray to prevent rust and would like to use it for my french press coffee in am. thank you
Asked by heart523 5 years ago
Greetings All, I have a largish single basin sink in my kitchen. I don't have a dishwasher, and I find that its easiest to do dishes with two basins - one for washing, the other for rinsing. I beleve this is also an efficient use of water and energy (to heat the water). Since I rent, I can't replace the sink itself, which is the most direct solution. I have tried using various tubs and buckets in the sink. To date I haven't found any that work well. Usually the geometry is all wrong. The bucket is either too small to be useful, or too big to fit in the sink. Or, the shape of the bucket or tub makes an awkward fit, and won't lie flat, etc etc. My dream solution would be to make a custom tub whose outer dimensions match exactly one half of the existing basin. Ideally out of pliable silicone. Is this feasible? THanks!
Posted by gionwhorphin 8 years ago
We have a dishwasher, 2 microwaves, a scanner, and two large old monitors that are all non-working. I'm not going to try some of these instructables that involve electronics (not with my luck and skill...flames would be the least of the effects, I am sure) but someone else would be welcome to take them and make good use of them. There ought to be all sorts of great parts.
Posted by galadriel 10 years ago
So, my grandfather accidentally broke my grandmother's favorite mug, and it shattered into too many pieces to be glued back together. I have a large chunk, but I would need to reconstruct the base with something. Is there a material that I could use (dishwasher safe) to re-form the bottom of the cup? I don't normally do this kind of stuff, but I'd like to do something here.
Asked by Hjwenk 2 years ago
I am trying to make a dishwashing station for camping, and I havn't been able to find a design for a pump that seems food-safe. The designs that I have found for DIY use petrolium jelly for a seal. I would prefer a foot pump, as most of the people that I camp with are young, short, or both. :-) Help for the DIY and physics impaired, please.
Asked by lucysdad 7 years ago
I've got a plastic container that's marked as #2 recyclable. It came full of dishwasher powder but I'd like to use it for dry goods or other storage. First I need to get rid of the detergent smell, or I'll have beans that taste like detergent. So... How do I get detergent smell out of a #2 plastic container?
Asked by the.smasher 8 years ago
Here's a useful bit of technology I discovered. Having bought a new coffee maker - a "Mr. Coffee" type drip machine - I found that it left the coffee with a nasty plastic taste. You could also smell the same plasticy aroma just opening up the packaging. I was advised that washing the coffeemaker and running a lot of water through it would cure this. Well, it didn't seem to. Other suggestions included vinegar, powdered "coffee pot cleaner", and running it through the dishwasher (well, please don't run an electrical appliance through your dishwasher, OK?) But I did have something on hand that eliminated the smell and taste completely - Vodka. Thoroughly moisten a paper towel with vodka (Everclear would work, too) - and wipe down all the interior surfaces (especially plastic ones). Mostly this means the water reservoir, the filter basket, and any lids. The glass carafe can be done, too. Use at least a shot or two of vodka. (Not counting that which you drink.) Follow with a thorough rinse. Evidently the bad-tasting plastic residue is soluble in alcohol.
Posted by ebenostby 6 years ago
Has anyone ever tried or thought about some how rigging a hydro generator maybe some type of enclosed padel system onto the supply water service from the street to the house? I cannot help but think their should besomeway to harness the energy of public water system . As many loads of cloths as i see my wife washing and the dishwasher seems to be alot fo wasted energy. Just curious . Andy
Asked by andy1917 8 years ago
This issue is with the left side of a double kitchen sink, which will not drain at all. The right side drains fine. We do not have a garbage disposal or dishwasher. Liquid drain cleaners have not worked. My husband used a snake in the sink, it only went in about an inch and it felt like it was hitting something very hard like metal all th way around. What could be the problem?
Asked by v_o 3 years ago