What is a Dishwasher High Loop?
A missing dishwasher high loop is a common inspection finding especially in older construction or when renovations are completed by someone other than a licensed plumber or certified appliance installation contractor.
So what exactly is a a high loop and why do we need it- A dishwasher High Loop is used to prevent water in the sink or garbage disposal from leaking back into the dishwasher when overfilled or clogged.
So who cares? The Dishwasher is made to have water in it, right?
What Is That Smell?
Sink Clogs Are Masked
Leaks may also form under the dishwasher as a result since most appliances cannot handle “flooding” of the dishwasher drain pan. The water supply in the washer is regulated to be only what the appliance can discharge without overflowing. When over filled, the unit will leak, especially around the appliance door seals.
High Loop Installation Methods
Clamp Hose To Cabinet Top
Run Hose Through Top Of Cabinet
What If I Don't Wanna?
- Bad Odors In Dishwasher And From Sink Drain
- Leaking Dishwasher
- Worsening Sink Clogs From Masked Onset Of Leaks
- Clogs In Dishwasher Drain Hose From Waste Backflow