02-12-2012 07:39 AM
No, you should not need the kit. All of the connections on the new dishwasher will be the same. If there is a solid copper water line rather than a flexible one, you will need a new compression ferrule at the end where it connects to the compression elbow under the dishwasher.
Hope this helps!
02-12-2012 10:59 AM
I just swapped one out this weekend. You don't need the kit, but depending on what you buy and what it comes with you might think about keeping the drain tube, water line, and disconnecting the plug. Mine came with all but the plug so it was good to have the plug handy prior to HD taking my old one away.
02-13-2012 02:18 PM
Hi doxy29, this is Mike The Home Depot Answer Man.
It is always best to replace the water supply line and the power cord when installing a new dishwasher.
The last thing you want is to wake up in the morning and find the house flooded do to a failed dishwasher water supply line.
If you have a flexible copper water supply line installed on your current dishwasher, it can be reused with your new dishwasher.
However flexible copper lines are tricky to deal with as they will kink and new compression washers should be used.
I hope this answers your question
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