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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Weekly Wednesday Stock Ideas

Every week at W.L. may we have several items we feature as good parts to consider adding to your stock. These parts also have special pricing available. For pricing details, ask your account representative for more information.

This week we are looking at dishwashers installation materials and cleaning accessories.Like any appliance that uses water, hoses are a necessity for a dishwasher install.
A great choice for hooking up the fill line to a dishwasher is a fill hose with a stainless steel mesh wrapping to prevent against burst hoses. This hose for EZ flow is a 60 inch (5 foot) length. Other lengths are available. Ask you account manager for details.

In some installations, an air gap such as 60421 is used to prevent back flow siphoning.


On some dishwashers a connector elbow might be a requirement. The 34FHT is the EZ-Flo solution to this install need.

A dishwasher install not only requires hoses for filling the appliance, but a drain hose is needed too. The SSDW7 is a seven foot "universal" style drain hose.

With all of the hoses and connections that may b e involved in a dishwasher installation, it is not a bad "insurance policy" to include a drip pan under the appliance. The DWP24, also known a "Dwip Pan"is a popular solution. Simply place under the dishwasher and leaks will be contained, helping to preserve kitchen flooring. Several dealers tell us that they will not even do an install without including one of these.

19212 and 19045
After the dishwasher is installed, good maintenance requires occasional cleanings, more so if you are in an area with hard water. The long standing cleaning solution has traditionally been Glisten Powder. Glisten is a citric acid based, food safe cleaner. Simply add the powder to your detergent while washing a load of dishes. We stock both the 2 oz packet, part 19212 and the 4 oz two-pack, part 19045.

A new product has been rising in popularity and has been challenging Glisten's throne as dishwasher cleaner of choice. Dishwasher Magic, part 12012. Unlike Glisten, Dishwasher Magic is liquid. Dishwasher Magic is meant to be run through a dishwasher cycle without dishes. The big appeal here is that while Glisten is a cleaner and rust remover, Dishwasher Magic is a disinfectant and kills germs for both E Coli and Salmonella.

The last dishwasher part we are mentioning today is not an installation item. However, it is a little bit of a tricky to research.  We get calls asking about this part regularly. The part is a latch assembly that comes with a black handle. What is tricky about it, is that on an illustrated parts breakdown they do not show that the handle comes with the latch. Also many breakdowns do list a latch that is minus the handle, which complicate matters further. Then to really confuse us, some models that use this part the listing for the assembly will be found under the listing for the handle NOT the latch. Clear as mud, we know. If you need help tracking down this part, or any part, just contact us-we are here for YOU!

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