Connecting Washing Machine and Dishwasher

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  1. JeffB92

    JeffB92 New Member

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    Hi everyone

    I'm having some trouble with my dishwasher, and trying to figure out if it's due to the machine or the plumbing.

    In terms of plumbing, the dishwasher is daisy-chained to the washing machine. So the water source leads to a y-connector, connected directly to the washing machine inlet, and then a pipe to the dishwasher inlet. This worked fine until recently...

    Should this cause any issues?

    As an aside, the dishwasher issue isn't quite clear. Essentially, it doesn't spray water. It sounds like water is getting into the dishwasher, but I could be wrong. When I tried to inspect it, I had to tilt it to move it, and the machine starting working again. Since then, I've tilted the machine when this issue happened, some water came out on the floor, and then it worked again. However, this trick has stopped recently. Maybe this provides a clue?
     
  2. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    The washer and the dishwasher can use the same water supply. The other stuff needs a dishwasher repairman. At least not me.
     
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  4. JeffB92

    JeffB92 New Member

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    so the actual daisy chain wouldn't have broken it?

    The dishwasher is very old, so probably worth just replacing at this stage.
     
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