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extending IKEA dishwasher inlet hose

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by Maxlear, 16 Aug 2020.

  1. Maxlear

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    HI there... I have bought IKEA dishwasher but the inlet hose is too short to reach my water supply under the sink. The inlet hose itself is built-in so there is no option to simply buy a new, longer one. How can I extend it please? Am I right to think I can buy male-to-male 3/4inch connector and a standard (blue?) inlet hose and extend it this way? Also, the end of the built-in inlet hose electric fill valve is red. Can I connect it to the cold water supply?
    thanks
     
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    Colour coding red once meant hot water supply, but it's been years since last wm with hot supply left the factory.
    But you never know with swedish.
    Read the instructions and find out if it's a cold ot hot supply; should be cold.
    To extend, as you said, buy a male/male brass fitting and another wm hose.
    Done it in my summer house years ago and it never went wrong.
     
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    have a look here
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Hardware-B...12&hvtargid=pla-420104150060&psc=1&th=1&psc=1
    adapter to fit 2 hoses together

    I would expect any plumber outlet to have something, better quality Brass, although I could not find on screwfix.

    What about the outlet, does that fit OK

    No idea on the
    used to be HOT & COLD Fill on washing machines, i had a couple in the past - Hence RED/Blue - but I looked for a new washing machine last year and could not find i thought that was nolonger an option on appliances.
    BUT also how long does it take for the hotwater tap to get hot , Mine takes quite a while and maybe 3-4L at a guess before it gets HOT, which on a dishwasher maybe a lot of cold water , so then it heats it up anyway.
    Also do you have a temp , I had read years ago - only a 25/30C hot water , mine is probably 65C ish
     
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    Thank you Johnny2007. The instructions don't mention anything about which water supply it should be connected to. Hot or cold. And it's for a dishwasher not WM. but guess that wont make much difference?
     
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    Thank you eta. I get hot water almost instantly. And it's for a dishwasher not WM, but guess that won't make any difference. The outlet is short too but I know how to extend that as I already have done so on my WM.
     
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    Sounds like the water supply hose has an anti flood device . Can you post pics of it here ?
     
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    Yes ,it is as I thought. You can still connect it to " normal" supply hose as you are considering. That would however ,to a degree, make the anti flood device partly redundant ,as its purpose is to close off the water supply should the hose inside it fail / leak.
    The hose that you are introducing to extend would have no such protection .
    You could consider extending the plumbing to a position where the dishwashers supply hose would reach.
     
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    Thank you terryplumb. So its' a good news and bad news. Unfortunately I can't extend the plumbing as there's no access to do so other than under the sink. Kitchen and the dishwasher are already fitted in.
     
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    In reality ,if the extension hose never fails or gets damaged ,you will never have a problem ! There are probably many tens of thousands , or more, appliances that do not have those anti flood hoses in use daily. I personally have never came across one of the standard hoses that has failed ,but I am sure there must have been some instances.
    Any one else ever come across a failed hose ?????
     
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    My WMs never had any anti-flood device and neither has the new one. Never failed. But as they say... never say never! This anti-flood thing is new to me and I have never seen one before. I guess, as I have very limited options with the dishwasher, is to go for the straightforward extension.
    Thank you for your advice.
     
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    The antiflood sensor is probably built into the base of the dishwasher and will shut off the water inlet valve in case of a leak.
    I've been to some serious floods from washing machines (the drain hose came off the drum on one...and the machine attempted to fill for the best part of a day!).
    Check the orientation of the inlet valve....AFAIR they should be vertical to avoid strain and the electrical connections becoming wet.
     
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    It's cold supply.
    Wm or dw doesn't matter.
    Never seen a failed wm or dw hose.
     
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