Washing machine & Dishwasher connections

20 Jan 2009
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United Kingdom

I've been trying to establish if I can connect both a washing machine and a dishwasher to the the same single cold water feed (the only feed available in a new build!).

The washing machine has hot and cold water feed pipes, which are currently connected to the single cold water feed pipe via a Y piece connector but I'm wondering if I can connect a dishwasher to one of the Y piece connector ends by removing the hot feed that comes from the washing machine?

Would it cause a problem with the washing machine if the hot feed isn't connected to anything? Or is there another way this can be done?

Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.

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I would leave the washing machine connected.
Get another Y connector & then you can connect your dishwasher to that.
So you will have a Y connected to Y
using 2 y connectors will require a blank cap to be fitted onto the spare opening on the second y and means both machines are operated from one valve, certainly the easier way but it would be better to turn off the water remove the valve, fit a t and refit the first and a new valve into the t with 2 short bits of pipe, fit and connect both washing machine houses back onto the y and the dishwasher hose to the second valve (hope this reads as easily as i think it is :eek: )

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