FIXED Drain hose question - with pictures - in color

PCollinsVan

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My dishwasher usually fails to drain. A repair guy said the drain hose is too long.

Connected to the drain motor is a 6' section that is coiled up under the washer.

That 6' section then connects to another section of hose which makes its way through the cabinetry to the garburator and and sewer under the kitchen sink.

I would like to eliminate or greatly shorten that coiled up 6' section, but not sure how to manage the connections.

1. First is the dishwasher drain motor male connector
2. Then the 6' hose female elbow end.
3. other end of 6' hose female, with spring clamp
4. male drain hose to sink-sewer
5. 7-8 feet to the garburator

There are pictures below. I would ideally like to eliminate the 6' section, but the drain motor connection and the second hose are both male. I know there's a proper way to do this but I can't figure it out. Many thanks in advance.

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I see what your trying to do, you will need a rubber and/or plastic adapter nipple coupling with a couple radiator clamps you can get at any hardware store.

You can also Take that drain hose line to your local hardware store and they can help you.

I saw a photo of a black one someone posted, but I can't find it.

But I did find this one below, look on the left side of the photo and you will get a general idea of what you need with the radiator clamp/clamps.

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First, thanks very much for helping, Jake!

So I should be able to get what other trades would call a "gender changer", that the male nozzle of the washer and the male end of the existing hose can both go into, and spring clamp both ends and I'm golden. Now that you say it seems pretty obvious actually.

I might also need to replace the drain pump motor but it won't be too painful. First Ill just try with less hose.

Thanks

Peter
 

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Yes Peter, that's correct, your understanding what you need now.:)

Let us know how it goes!

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Hi again. My question has changed a bit. Now I am looking for a way to connect a male hose end to the mail drain "spout" of the dishwasher.

The dishwasher is a 2011 GE budget model GLDT690TWW.

First picture is the male drain spout, with a red flap valve inside.
Second picture is the end of the hose that I want to connect to that drain spout.
Third picture is the two of them together.

There are male couplings for female ends, but I need some sort of female coupling for male ends. Anyone know of a part I can use? Or what kind of hose I should buy and then cut into a female coupling, with hose clamps?

(Why don't I use a different hose that will connect nicely to the dishwasher? Because the washer is far from the sink, and there is already a hose run through the cabinets and I don't want to mess with it.)









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Jake

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I'm really not understanding what your trying to do here, I've mentioned what you need to do with getting a larger diameter coupling and radiator hose clamps.

Maybe Jeff or Rick can assist you!

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PCollinsVan

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Thanks for responding again Jake.

I was wondering if there was any purpose-built coupling for just this kind of situation, or if not, what kind of tubing/hose should I source? the Home Depot men haven't been too helpful, despite sincere efforts. Also, if it is possible to find an elbow joint coupling, because that would be better for the dishwasher end of the hose.

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I ended up using one of these: Drain Connector DW804

It's meant for connecting the drain hose to the garbage disposal, but it worked for my application. Since the adapter is straight rather than an elbow, the hose has to make a fairly tight bend, but it seems ok. It doesn't kink.

Thanks for the suggestions and assistance.

Peter
 

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Perfect Peter, That's it!

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I'm going to try and improve it by getting a plastic elbow joint and another rubber boot, in order to remove such a tight bend in the hose. But for my purposes this thread can be closed. thanks again.
 

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Sounds good Peter!

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