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techguy
portable dishwasher
techguy

hi, i have a old kenmore portable dishwasher that recently died. now when i say old i mean its from the 60s. anyways, would i be able to remove the old washer unit and replace it with a newer internal dishwasher. the new portables just seem too exspensive.
the way it is setup is also different; there is a actual external water and drainage connection.

thanks

techguy
Re: portable dishwasher
techguy

i guess no one knows

canuk
Re: portable dishwasher
canuk
techguy wrote:

i guess no one knows

We don't know what it is you're asking -- details please

Jack
Re: portable dishwasher
Jack

If you are asking if it can be rebuilt, the answer is probably but the cost would be higher than buying a new unit.

Jack

A. Spruce
Re: portable dishwasher
A. Spruce

If I'm reading this correctly, you're able to pull the old washer out of it's mobile case, and you're wondering if you can install a new standard washer in it's place. As long as the new dishwasher will fit within the dimensions of the old case, yeah, you probably can. You're also going to have to install a power cord and plumb the intake and discharge hoses to the old faucet hook-up.

If you're handy, you can probably make this work with relative ease. If you're not, then you're probably out of luck.

dj1
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dj1

I read the posting three times and I also understood that Techguy wants to remove the portable dishwasher and install a built in dishwasher.

Yes it can be done. Like Spruce mentioned, you need the space under the counter, hot water supply (available under the sink), drain (from the dishwasher to an AIR GAP, from the air gap to the garbage disposer) and electrical connection. EZ when you know how. Not EZ when you don't (in which case you call a plumber).

A. Spruce
Re: portable dishwasher
A. Spruce
dj1 wrote:

Yes it can be done. Like Spruce mentioned, you need the space under the counter

Nope we're talking about two different things.

I believe the OP wants to take the broken dishwasher out of it's portable cabinet and install a new under counter type machine into the portable cabinet, not into the built in cabinetry of the kitchen.

But then, I could be wrong ... :D

dj1
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dj1

Spruce, I guess we're going to have to wait for Techguy to clarify his posting.:confused:

A. Spruce
Re: portable dishwasher
A. Spruce
dj1 wrote:

Spruce, I guess we're going to have to wait for Techguy to clarify his posting.:confused:

Well THAT'S no fun! :(:p

dj1
Re: portable dishwasher
dj1

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A. Spruce
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A. Spruce

I haven't.

You need to go to your profile and allow Private Messages. That way we don't have to disturb the natives with needless banter ... :D

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