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WestCoastSteve

11:22AM | 04/08/03
Member Since: 04/07/03
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I have seen some articles that outline the conversion of a portable dishwasher to an under-the-counter one...but I am curious..

How hard would it be to go the other way?

I am going to be renovating my kitchen in the late fall, but would really really like a dishwasher now... should I get a portable and convert it later, or a normal one and convert it to be a portable? Just make a cabinet and attach some hoses, or am I missing something in all this?

Hopefully someone has some insight...

Cheers!

DanO

02:38PM | 04/08/03
Member Since: 11/11/02
2293 lifetime posts
I think it would be fairly difficult to try to convert a built-in model to a portable. If you are definitely going to be needing both, I suggest you get a convertible model and then purchase a conversion kit for it when the time comes you want to build it in.

JMO

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aallen440

04:08PM | 08/12/07
Member Since: 08/11/07
2 lifetime posts
I also would like to know if I could turn my under-the-counter dishwasher to a portable one. We are moving into a rental and there is no diashwasher and I LOVE my dishwasher too much to sell it. PLease let me know!

Billhart

04:19PM | 08/12/07
Member Since: 04/25/05
1918 lifetime posts
The DW is consider part of the house. It would normally stay with the house. However, you could put it in the contract that it goes.

But that will make the house harder to sell.

In general people htat buy a house don't want to have to fix it first.

DanO

06:27PM | 08/12/07
Member Since: 11/11/02
2293 lifetime posts
** I also would like to know if I could turn my under-the-counter dishwasher to a portable one. **

Forget it, it is not feasible. Sorry.

1. You would first have to build a cabinet to house it in and prevent it from tipping over when opened.

2. Just a portable hose attachment is $65-$100 and might even require the dishwasher's water valve to be replaced (an additional $30-$60).

Dan O.

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aallen440

01:44PM | 08/13/07
Member Since: 08/11/07
2 lifetime posts
You say it is not feasible but then list what I would have to do. I could have a cabinet made - easy.

And then I would just needs some hoses?

If that is true then it is still cheaper than buying a new dishwasher.

My other Q would be if the dishwasher pumps the water out the same way as a portable.

I want to find a way to make this work.

DanO

10:48PM | 08/13/07
Member Since: 11/11/02
2293 lifetime posts
** You say it is not feasible but then list what I would have to do. **

I just listed the most pressing problems. There are other, smaller things not included like safely attaching a power cord (if your present model didn't have one installed already) and perhaps other things as well. I can't say exactly what would be involved as what you want to attempt is not normally done.

** if the dishwasher pumps the water out the same way as a portable. **

It would if you attached a portable dishwasher's hose assembly. One D/W unicouple assembly can be seen at the following link. It also comes with the faucet adaptor which would also be needed.

LINK > www.appliance411.com/data.php?rc=2522

JFYI

Dan O.

www.Appliance411.com/parts/?ref411=Dishwasher

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