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Drain Connection - Whirlpool 3380268 Installation Manual

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.. Install a shutoff valve in_
the_vatlyr/ine_tWhere
it can
.. Flush water
line into a bucket
to get rid of any particles
that may
clog the inlet valve. Turn the shutoff
valve to "OFF _ position.
.. Check
that there are no sharp
bends or kinks in the water
line that
may restrict the water
flow.
Drain
requzrements
The drain hose must connect to the
house plumbing at a minimum of 20
inches (50.8 cm) above the floor.
This will prevent backflow
or water
siphoning out of dishwasher during
operation.
If the drain hose is routed to a
connection
point less than 20 inches
(50.8 cm) above the floor, the drain
hose must form a loop 20 inches
(50.8 cm) above the floor. An air
gap must be used in the high drain
loop.
Do Not kink drain hose and copper
tubing.
Do Not use drain hose or fittings that
are less than I/2 inches (1.3 cm) I.D.
The drain hose
should be 1/2"
_T
_
_--
(1.3 cm) minimum
I.D. []
20" (50.8 cm)
flexible hose and no
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min. to floor
longer than
20 feet
=_
r_/istantes
(6 m). Flexible hose must be
to heat and detergent.
Flexible hose
is available
through
your local
plumbing,
hardware
and
automotive
supply stores.
If connection
to an air gap is
required, an Air Gap Kit (Part No.
300096) is available
from your local
parts dealer.
If another
brand
air
gap is used, it should
be checked
to
make sure it allows for the same
water
flow.
Install air gap according
to kit
instructions.
If connecting
to a dlsposer, remove
disposer knockout or plug before
connecting
drain line.
Connect
the air gap to a waste tee
or disposer
using a rubber
connector.
Most disposers have 7/8""
connectors,
or special
connectors
are available
from local plumbing
supply sources.
Drain connection
.. Cut a 1-1/2"" (3.8 cm) hole in
cabinet
wall for the drain hose.
Important:
Remove the disposer knockout plug
before connecting the drain hose.
Cut hose connector
to fit if needed.
drain hose connector
.. Attach
drain hose to an air
gap, waste tee or waste disposer.
See "Recommended
methods,"
and
"Alternate
methods."
If connecting
drain hose to an air
gap or waste tee, cut end of drain
hose as shown. Do Not cut drain
hose when connecting
to a 7/8""
disposer connector.
Do Not cut
ribbed
section
to shorten drain
hose.
Secure drain hose with screw- or
spring-type
clamp
provided.
.. Rough in drain line to cabinet
opening
through
1-1/2"' (3.8 cm)
hole in cabinet
wall.
Recommended
methods:
air-gap kit
(Part No.
300096)
I
clamp
20" (50.8,
minimum
clearance
to floor
or
spring-
type
clamps
_Entry must be
above trap.
,Cut hose
connector
to fit.
air-gap kit
(Part No.
300096)
rubber
20"
(50.8 cm)
minimum
clearance
to floor
type
clamp
I
Cut hose
connector
screw- or
to fit.
type
1
\EnlTy must be
above trap.
Install air gap
according
to kit
instructions.
If other brands
of
air gaps are used, they should
be checked
to make sure they
allow for the same air flow.
Connect
the air gap to a
waste tee or disposer using a
rubber
connector.
Most disposers have 7/8""
connectors
or special
connectors
are available
at
plumbing
supply houses.
Knock out disposer inlet plug
from Inlet. If inlet plug falls
inside disposer,
you must
remove inlet
plug before
connecting
drain hose. If
disposer is
already
installed in
sink, you may need to take out
disposer to remove inlet plug.
dlsposer
inlet plug
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