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Early 70's Whirlpool dishwasher question...
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Post# 983910   2/22/2018 at 20:51 (210 days old) by TheSpiritOf76 (wichita kansas, Historic Midtowne.)        

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As some of you know I have a early 70's Whirlpool portable dishwasher that is my regular machine that I use. I am very pleased with it, and it does such a good job. I don't mind it being a portable, but since I have bought my house and my residency here is permanent. I have considered getting a built in. When I moved into this house, there were new Whirlpool appliances that were just installed not but a year or two ago. Being I am one of those that only exclusively uses and has vintage appliances, those new appliances were given to my Mother. Happy Mothers day till 2050...LOL

Here is my question...I got to thinking about it, and remembered that some portable dishwashers are convertible. How would I be able to tell if my Whirlpool is a convertible model? and if so, as far as the machine its self, how is it converted for built in use? It is a Whirlpool Custom 70, Model SVF70 EO. Serial number 019.56F 936. Catalog SVF 70.

Thanks in advance for any help!=)

Post# 983948 , Reply# 1   2/23/2018 at 06:54 (210 days old) by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
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Yours can be converted, the top and wheels can come off and it can be connected to plumbing and electricity permanently if you like.


One thing to keep in mind however, the outer cabinet does not get removed like some newer convertible DWs, so the machine is about 1/2" wider overall and may not fit easily in the space left for a regular BI DW. You may also need to cut holes through the cabinet sides to run water lines etc.


John L.

Post# 984041 , Reply# 2   2/23/2018 at 22:19 (209 days old) by TheSpiritOf76 (wichita kansas, Historic Midtowne.)        

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There was already the space where a new dishwasher was. Cutting a hole and such has already been done, so size would be the only question. There is even an outlet under the sink so I can keep the existing cord on it. Thanks for your help!=)

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