Dishwasher drain hose – what is one?


Smelly dishwasher

It’s one of the worst smells that seems to creep up on your nostrils but just won’t go away, until you decide to take matters in hand and have a deep clean of your dishwasher. The smelly dishwasher aroma can make your kitchen or utility room a nasty place to be stood in, especially in the heat of summer.
So what causes this smelly dishwasher problem? One reason which is the main cause is leftover, stale food stuff. What you need to do is clean out the dishwasher garbage trap of any particles of old food, then clean down the inside of the machine with a commercial cleaning product such as Glisten DM06T Dishwasher Magic Cleaner 2 Pack


The dishwasher discharge hose.

Another possible cause is a blockage in the dishwasher discharge hose, meaning the dishwasher can’t empty properly and the blockage causes a backup and traps the smell that comes back into the kitchen. As the drain water goes from the dishwasher drain pump to the kitchen sink drain these hoses need to be of the correct size, fitment and function correctly.

Dishwasher drain hose selection

There are several different Whirlpool dishwasher drain hose options to choose from including the Whirlpool 3385556 Drain HoseWhirlpool 8269144A
Whirlpool 3385556 Drain Hose is a very popular one, as it’s over 7 foot in length so can be used for most jobs. There is a 6 foot long model too, the Whirlpool 8269144A Dishwasher Drain Hose as an example.


Whenever fitting or replacing any component on your best portable dishwasher ( or any other electrical item )
first unplug the dishwasher from the electric supply, then shut off the water supply  before installing these types of spare parts. We’d also suggest wearing gloves to reduce any side effects from chemicals / cleaning agents.

Bosch dishwasher not draining

I have seen these question asked a few times over the years –  my Bosch dishwasher not draining, what shall I do? Irrespective of brand, carry out the cleaning as above under the ‘Smelly Dishwasher’ paragraph, then if that doesn’t work it could be time to replace the hose.
If you have a Bosch dishwasher and are loyal to the brand, then the Bosch 668108 Drain Hose for Dish Washer could be what you are looking for.
The Bosch 668108 comes highly recommended as a genuine Bosch part.

Don’t forget to check and if you’re unsure double check that you are ordering the correct product. The makes and models of most of the machines are listed for you to cross reference against.   You can check out the more popular and also Best Sellers in Dishwasher Replacement Hoses here;

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