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June 4, 1963 c. M. ALLEN ETAL 3,092,134 DRAIN AND INLET HOSE ARFkANGEME'NT ‘FOR DISHWASHER Filed Nov. 13, 1958 4 Sheets-Sheet 1 I63 FIG-1 16a 9' '70 ii b ,2 . 1/5 \K 15o 64 60 29E. INVENTORS CHARLES M. ALLEN, ,5 By RUSSELL c. GEIGER a DAVID A. MEEKER ATTORNEYS June 4, 1963 I c. M. ALLEN ETAL 3,092,134 DRAIN AND INLET HOSE ARRANGEMENT FOR DISHWASHER Filed Nov. 15, 1958' ‘ Fl G -4 / z 4 Sheets-Sheet 2 [50 v 1/5 64 mo 9/ 65 [3/ I I I’? 75 65 77 78 .47 95 7| 7o 93 90 4e 4! 94 53 40 as 99 ‘ ‘ 79 INVENTORS CHARLES M. ALLEN, By RUSSELL c. GEIGER a DAVID A. MEEKER ATTOR NEYS June 4, 1963 c. M. ALLEN E'rm. 3,092,134 DRAIN AND INLET HOSE ARRANGEMENT FOR DISHWASHER Filed Nov. 13, 1958 ' 4 Sheets-Sheet 3 aw _ " °> = [i ____________________________ H“ Adi-23x EX ' —- _ __. =— _ w / Q _T L ‘\2‘ °3 /,22’/""\$\\\\ v‘ to N’. 9 . R E5 R *g R2 °C) 5 // / / _ lk ’ r1 |/ Q0 :l 6 <0 w ; \ _-_-_“_ ______- ' W CD g L & _ 8 Q ‘ \ § :7, (\2 9 INVENTORS £0 3» l ‘ (D g CHARLES M.ALLEN, By RUSSELL C. GEIGERB: DAVID A. MEEKER E ATTORNEYS June 4, 1963 c. M. ALLEN ETAL 3,092,134 DRAIN AND INLET HOSE ARRANGEMENT FOR DISHWASHER Filed NOV. 13, 1958 4 Sheets-Sheet 4 CHARLES M. ALLEN, By RUSSELL c. GEIGER a DAVID A.MEEKER ATTORNEYS United States Patent 0 ” rice 3,092,134 Patented June 4, 1963 2 1 cludes a depending sump portion 21 which is covered by 3,092,134 DRAIN AND INLET HOSE ARRANGEMENT a screen assembly comprising a ?ne screen 22 and re movable coarse screen 23 shown as of the same construc FOR DISHWASHER tion disclosed in the copending application of Geiger et _ Charles M. Allen, Russell C. Geiger, and David A. Meeker, Troy, Ohio, assignors to The Hobart Manu facturing Company, Troy, Ohio, a corporation of Ohio Filed Nov. 13, 1958, Ser. No. 773,599 3 Claims. (Cl. 137-35517) al. Serial No. 529,489, ?led August 19, 1955, now Patent No. 2,862,510 and assigned to the same assignee as this application. The sump 21 also houses the pump 25 for circulating the wash and rinse water through the washing chamber by means of the rotating wash arm 26, and the This invention relates to dishwashers, and more par 10 drive motor 27 for the pump 25 depends from the sump 21, all also as described in the above application. ticularly to portable dishwashers for domestic use of the Since the dishwasher is of the portable type, it is pro type adapted to be detachably connected to a water supply vided with an access opening at the top for loading and and drain for use. unloading the articles to be washed. A top cover 30 is It is a primary object of the present invention to pro— vide a portable dishwasher of improved and novel con 15 mounted at the ‘back of the cabinet for hinged movement between open and closed positions as shown particularly struction which is characterized by ease of use and effi in FIGS. 11 and 12. In addition, means are provided ciency of operation, and which also is wholly automatic in operation. for circulating heated air through the washing chamber Still further objects of the invention will be apparent from the following description, the accompanying draw at the end of the washing cycle to dry the washed articles. As shown particularly in FIGS. 4 and 7, a heater unit ings and the appended claims. In the drawings: indicated as a cone type electric heater 33 is mounted in FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a portable dishwasher constructed in accordance with the invention and viewed generally from the front with the cover closed; FIG. 2 is a fragmentary perspective view from the front showing the dishwasher of FIG. 1 with the cover open and with the upper racks arranged for loading and unloading the lower rack; FIG. 3 is a fragmentary side view of the dishwasher with a portion of the cabinet wall broken away to illus trate the disposition of the electric cord which supplies operating current to the motor; FIG. 4 is a side view of the dishwasher of FIGS. 1-3 on a somewhat larger scale and with portions of the cabinet and the inner tank broken away to illustrate details of internal construction; FIG. 5 is an enlarged fragment of FIG. 4 showing the a housing 35 in the lower part of the cabinet 15, and a ?ow of air over this heater is provided by a fan 36 driven by an electric motor 37. The air to be heated enters through slots in the forward end of the housing 35, and the heated air is introduced into the interior of the tank 20 through a duct 40 which extends upwardly along the back of the tank and connects with the interior of the washing chamber through an inlet passage 41. The successive steps in the washing and drying cycle are controlled by a sequence timer indicated generally at 44 as mounted in the front of the cabinet and provided with a dial 45. The arrangement in this respect and the sequence of operation may be as disclosed in Geiger et al. Patent No. 2,707,961 issued May 10, 1955 to the assignee of this application. Initiation of the cycle may also be effected as described in that patent, through a push rod 46 which extends upwardly behind the front of the cabinet 15 through a guide bracket 46a and is outlet for washing and rinsing liquid into the interior of 40 connected by a slide plate 49 with an actuating button the washing chamber; 47 mounted for Vertical sliding movement on the trim FIG. 6 is a fragmentary view similar to FIG. 4 but plate 48 on the front of the cabinet. looking from the front into the interior of the washing The construction and arrangement of racks for sup chamber; porting the articles to be washed within the washing cham FIG. 7 is a rear view of the dishwasher with portions of the casing broken away; . 45 ber is best shown in FIGS. 2, 4 and 6. The lower rack is indicated generally at St}, aind it includes a main frame FIG. 8 is a fragmentary section taken on line 8-8 of work of wires 51 arranged in a horizontal plane in com FIG. 9 to show details of the latch mechanism and also bination with upright supporting ?ngers 52 for plates and of the vent outlet for heated air from the interior of the dishes. This lower rack 5d may readily be formed of washing chamber; FIG. 9 is a view looking from right to left in FIG. 8 50 heavy wire, preferably coated with rubber or plastic to cushion the dishes, and downward extensions 53 at either with portions broken away to illustrate details of internal side of the framework 51 straddle the wash arm 25 and construction and with the handle shown in latched posi tion; ' FIG. 10 is a view of some of the parts shown in FIGS. 8 and 9, looking in the same direction as in FIG. 9 and showing the handle in release position; FIG. 11 is an enlarged fragmentary section taken as indicated ‘by the line 11-11 of FIG. 7 to show a frag ment of the hinge structure and the parts which seal between the cover and cabinet when the cover is closed; FIG. 12 is a fragmentary section on line 1l2—ll2 of seat on the bottom of the tank as shown in FIG. 6. A wire basket 55 for silverware is supported on one end of the rack 5d, and it will be noted in FIG. 2 that the frame work 51 is interrupted at 56 below the basket 55 so that when this basket is removed, as illustrated in FIG. 2, free access is available to the sump for removal of the coarse strainer 23 without the necessity of lifting the rack itself. The upper rack means comprises three separate rack FIG. 7 showing the cover in open position; members, a center rack 6t} and a pair of side racks ‘61 and FIG. 13 is a fragmentary View similar to FIG. 8 but 62, the relative widths of these racks being such that the with the cover opened; and central rack is somewhat more than half as wide as the FIG. 14 is an exploded perspective View illustrating 65 interior of the tank 20. Each of these upper racks 59—6@ component parts of the latch mechanism. is suspended Within the upper part of the washing cham Referring to the drawings, which illustrate a preferred ber by hanger portions 63 which are turned outwardly embodiment of the invention, the dishwasher includes an at 64 at their outer ends to hook over a peripheral ledge outer cabinet shell 15 and a bottom structure 16 which 65 which runs around the entire top of the tank. The is supported on four casters '17 for free portability. 70 central rack 60 may advantageously be ?tted with a Within the cabinet 15 is a generally rectangular tank 20 screen cup for detergent, as indicated at 66 in FIG. 2. which de?nes the washing chamber, and the tank '20 in The upper racks 6ii-62 and the tank 20 are especially 3,092,134. 4 in, 0 proportioned in such manner that the central upper rack sible kinking of the hoses when they are withdrawn to the 65 can be supported at the top of the tank to leave access maximum extent from inside the cabinet. therepast and between the two side racks 61 and 62 for loading and unloading the lower rack 50. Thus as shown since the U~tube 85 is positioned in forwardly spaced re lation with the connection 74 between the ?ll valve 75 and the hose 79 as shown in FIG. 7, the two hoses 7d and 71 fall into natural loops in side by side relation when they are returned to the compartment d3 with mini mum possibility of tangling, and this result is also aided by the guiding action of the bracket 25. in FIG. 4, when any of the upper racks is suspended in operating position, it ?ts between the front and back of the tank 21?. However, this dimension of the tank is longer than its width by an amount approximately equal to twice the width of the ledge 65, or similarly equal to the total dimensions of the hanger portions 64 of one of the racks 10 eeez, so that the central rack so can be withdrawn from In addition, Special provision is made in accordance with the in vention for the disposal of the electrical supply cord 99 for the motor and other electrical equipment within the cabinet 15. The free end of the cord 99 carries a plug 100 for attachment to a suitable wall receptacle, and tions as shown in FIG. 2, there is free access past the cen~ 15 when the diswasher is not in use, this plug is supported similarly to the adapter 72 in the trim cover 91. The tral rack 6t?‘ and between the side racks 61 and 62 to the inner end of the cord 99 extend through a relatively stiff entire supporting area of the lower rack 55th for loading coil spring 101 which is located adjacent one rear corner and unloading the dishes or other articles to be washed. of the cabinet and is secured to the bottom of the cabinet Since this dishwasher is of the portable type, it is pro vided with a detachable connection to a water supply, and 20 by a clip or clamp 102 in such manner that it normally tends to extend forwardly along the bottom of the cabinet this connection also includes means for draining the tank in generally parallel relation with the side of the cabinet after each washing or rinsing operation is completed. Re in the compartment 103 de?ned by the side wall of the ferring particularly to FIGS. 2, 4 and 7, the water supply cabinet and a guide baf?e 104 which extends between the hose 7t) and drain hose 71 are both connected to an the tank, rotated through 90° in a horizontal plane, and then set at the back of the tank on opposed side portions of the ledge s5. When the racks are in these relative posi adapter 72 of a conventional type constructed for attach 25 corner of tank 20‘ and the bottom of the cabinet. ‘In addition, the cord 99 passes through a tubular guide 105 ment to a water faucet 73 as shown in FIG. 2', and which which is secured to or a part of the bracket 86, and which includes provision for directing incoming hot water to the supply hose 7t} and for draining through its lower end is arranged with its lower portion projecting laterally and forwardly into- the compartment 103. the water supplied thereto from the drain hose '71. The result of this arrangement is that when the cord The supply hose 7% is connected at '74- within the back 30 99 is pulled out of the cabinet for use, it will tend to lift of the cabinet with the solenoid operated ?ll valve '75, the spring 101 as shown in dotted line in FIG. 3. How which is mounted on a channel member 7s extending ever, when the cord is disconnected and pushed back in across the back of the cabinet. When this valve '75’ is to the interior of the cabinet, the shape and position of open, its outlet '77 discharges across an air gap serving as a suction breaker into a ?xture '78 which leads through 35 the guide 105 will tend to direct the central portion of the cord forwardly into the upper part of the compart the back of the tank 2% and in turn discharges against a ment 103. At the same time, the natural force of the de?ector '79 for the purpose of causing the incoming water to spray over the dishes as it enters the tank. This water accumulates in the sump 21 for subsequent circulation by spring 1011 in returning to its normal ?at position shown in 1full lines in FIG. 3 will direct this slack central por the pump 25 through the wash arm 26 as described in the 40 tion of the wire into an enlarged loop lying along the side of the cabinet instead of permitting the wire to as sume some other irregular con?guration which might tend above Geiger et al. application Serial No. 529,489, now Patent No. 2,862,510. At the end of each washing and rinsing step, the liquid is drained from the sump 21 by a to cause it to kink when it is again withdrawn for use. drain valve assembly Stl which is also shown as of the This arrangement of the guide and spring has been found construction disclosed in application Serial No. 529,489, 45 to be particularly useful in making it easy for the user new l’atent No. 2,862,510 and includes an operating sole~ to return the cord to the interior of the cabinet while noid as indicated at 31. providing maximum protection against kinking or tangling The outlet connection from the drain valve 83* leads through a trap 82 to the drain pump 33, which is mounted of the cord. directly below the motor 27 for operation thereby, and which therefore operates whenever the motor 27 is run ning but pumps only when drain valve 36 is open. A ' As already described, provision is made in accordance with the invention for circulating heated air through the washing chamber at the end of the washing cycle to dry the washed articles, and preferred results with this ar rangement are obtained by providing also a vent for such hose 84 leads from the drain pump 83 as indicated in PEG. heated air while at the same time preventing the possibility 7 to a U-tube 35 whicn forms a part of a bracket 86 mounted on the channel member 76 and the drain hose 55 of discharge of liquid through such vent. This result is obtained in accordance with the invention by a special 71 is attached to the opposite end of this U-tube S5. The structural arrangement in the top cover 30 for the cabinet, other hose 37 shown in FIG. 7 is the breather tube from and it is shown in detail in FIGS. 8 and 9. the trap 82, and it connects with an extension ‘d8 attached The cover 30 is formed near its front edge with a as shown to the back of the cabinet and terminating just below the top of the cabinet. Access to these parts is af 60 recess 110, and a slot 111 is provided in the front of this recess and forms the vent outlet. In order to prevent forded by ‘a removable back cover 9%}, which projects be yond the outline of the cabinet 15 and is provided with a the possibility of water being splashed directly out trim cover 91 at its upper end. through the slot 111, a baffle plate 112 is mounted to over lie the major part of the recess 111), and this ba?ie plate The free ends of the hoses 70 and 71 extend through a passage 92 in the trim cover 91 and are received in a 65 is clamped between the cover 30 and a trim bracket 115 compartment 93 de?ned within the back cover girl by a panel 94, and the hoses 7n and 71 depend in a single loop in the compartment ‘)3 when the dishwasher is not in use, at which time the adapter 72 rests in tl e recessed which is screwed to the cover and incorporates a grill construction 1116 through which the heated air can escape from the washing chamber after passing around the back edge of the ba?ie plate 112. It will be apparent that some water may reach the back portion of the trim cover 91. A curved bracket 95 70 underside of the braille plate 112, either by being splashed projects across the compartment 93 from the top of the out from the interior of the washing chamber or as con panel ‘)4 at a position below the till valve 75 and the U densate from the heated air during the drying cycle. In tube ‘55, and the portions of the hoses ‘id and 71 between order to prevent any possibility of outward discharge of their secured ends and the passage 92 are looped around this bracket 95 for engagement therewith preventing pos~ 75 such liquid, the baffle plate 112 is formed in a ?at V .1 3,092,134 6 5 shape as best seen in FIG. 9 such that its rearward edge the latch 123. projects below the level of the major portion of the cover. Any water collecting on the underside of this battle will therefore tend to drip back into the recess 1'10, and this recess is therefore similarly formed in a ?at V-shape slop ing toward the front of the tank provided with a drain posite ends to the latch 123 and to a screw 143 on the bracket 120 in such manner as to provide an overcenter action urging the handle at all times toward the nearer of its two limit positions. Therefore, if the cover is closed opening 117 at its lowest point through which any such accumulated liquid can drain back to the interior of the A loop spring 142 is secured at its op with the handle biased to its release position by spring 142 as shown in FIG. 10, the lower end of the latch 123 will clear the keeper 130 to permit closing of the cover, after which the handle must be manually shifted to its tank. The trim bracket 115 also supports a portion of the 10 latching position shown in FIG. 9, and while this is done, the cam 136 will operate the switch button 137. novel latch mechanism for the cover 30, which is carried If it is attempted to close the cover 30‘ with the handle ‘by an additional bracket 120 mounted in depending rela-121 in is latching position, the lower end of the latch 123 tion on the front edge of the trim bracket’115. The will ?rst engage a sloping cam surface 145 on the keeper latch handle 121 includes a shaft portion 122 mounted 1 for rotational movement in the bracket 120, and this 15 130 above the roller 124, and this will shift the handle, with the aid of the spring 142, to its release position per shaft portion carries the latch 123, which is of generally mitting the cover to be closed. It will still be necessary, hook shape and is adapted to engage under a roller 124 however, thereafter to latch the handle manually before on a stud 125 extending through the trim plate 48. This the dishwasher can be turned on, or before the washing stud 125 is mounted on a bracket 126 which is in turn secured by screws 127 and a tapping plate 127a to a 20 action can be continued if the cover was open during the washing cycle to remove or replace one or more articles. bracket v128 welded on the front of the tank 20 as best Special provision is also made by the invention not seen in FIG. 14, and it will be noted that the bracket 126 only for sealing against the possible escape of liquid be is slotted at 129‘ to receive the mounting screws 127 for tween the cover 30 and the top of the cabinet 15 but also adjustment purposes in assembling the parts as described hereinafter. A keeper 130‘ is mounted on the stud 125 25 for assuring that any water drops which may have ac cumulated on the underside of the cover will drain into and is slotted at 131 on its under side to provide for direct engagement between the latch 123 and roller 124. The keeper 130 is prevented from rotation on stud 125 by the interior of the tank when the cover is opened and cannot escape to the ?oor. Referring particularly to FIGS. 11 and 12, the top edge of the cabinet is enclosed means of a dowel pin 132 on its inner end which is received in a hole 133 in the bracket 126. 30 by a sealing strip 150 which in section has roughly the outline of the letter F. The ?ange portion 151 of this In assembling these parts, the cover 30‘ is held tightly closed in latched position, and the bracket 126 is pulled sealing strip is received between overlapping ?ange por tions of the tank 20 and the cabinet shell 15 and is se down as far as possible to maintain the cover tightly cured therebetween by screws 152. The upper ?ange por closed, after which the mounting screws 127 for the bracket 126 are tightened, with the slots 129 thus com 35 tion 155 of the sealing strip 150 is of cored construction pensating for such misalignments as may have occurred between the tank and the cabinet and thereby assuring for ready compressibility, and its upper surface 156 slopes downwardly and inwardly toward the tank 20. The cover 30 is of smaller lateral dimensions than the tightly sealed closing of the cover in use. ‘Thereafter cabinet 15, and it is mounted in such manner that in the trim plate 48 is mounted in place by the screws 134 which thread into the bracket 126, and it will be noted 40 closed position, it will ?t within the outline of the cabi net and set on the sloping upper surface 156 of the seal that these screws 134 pass through slots 1314a in the trim ing strip 150. Thus as best seen in FIG. 11, the hinged plate 48 which provide for adjustment of the trim plate mounting of the cover 30 includes hinge members 161) to the proper position on the front of the cabinet in all which are screwed to the channel member 76 and are adjusted positions of the bracket 126, and which are concealed by the large heads of the screws 134. The 45 connected by pivot pins 161 to hinge members 162 which overlie the back of the cover 30 and are mounted thereon trim plate 48 is similarly slotted at 134b for adjustably by screws 163. These hinge members 162 include ex receiving the pin 134 when the keeper 131) is then mounted in place. tensions 165 at the back which are connected to counter balancing springs 166, and the lower end of springs 166 The bracket 126 also provides a mounting for a switch 135 which corresponds to the switch 110 in the above 50 are in turn connected by adjusting brackets 167 to the lower ends of the hinge members 160. ‘In addition, the Geiger et al. Patent 2,707,961 and is connected to inter extensions 165 includes stop 168 which abut the central rupt operation of the timer 44‘ unless it is operated by a web portions of the hinge members 161] to establish the cam portion 136 of the latch 123. As best seen in FIG. maximum open position of the cover. 8, the operating button 137 for the switch 135 projects through the trim plate 48 below the stud 125 but shielded 55 The cover 36 is bordered by a sealing strip 170 which includes a lower portion 171 of cored construction for by a skirt portion 138 of the keeper 130, and it is ope compression into sealing relation with the cored ?ange rated by the cam 136 only when the latch 123 is in fully latched position. In this way, positive provision is made portion 155 of the sealing strip 151} in the closed position that the dishwasher will not operate unless the cover 30 of the cover 30 as shown in FIG. 11. is closed and the handle 121 is fully latched, and pro vision is also made by ‘the invention for moving the handle outer edge ?ange 172 of the sealing strip 170 is formed In addition, the stud‘portion 140 of the trim bracket 120 which projects a variety of outstanding practical advantages. Thus while to incline forwardly and downwardly when the cover is raised to its maximum open position as shown in FIG. 12. to its release position if the cover should be closed while The result of this construction and arrangement is that the handle is in its latching position. It will also be ap any water drops which may have accumulated on the parent, as best shown in FIG. 13, that this latch construc tion has no vertically open slot or aperture through which 65 inner surface of the cover are free to run down toward the ‘back of the dishwasher until they reach the edge 173 liquid or solid particles of food or foreign matter could of the ?ange 172, but this is the lowermost part of the drop into the interior of the latch or switch mechanism cover, and since it lies above the inwardly sloping surface when the cover is open. In addition, with the switch 156 of the sealing ?ange 155, such Water cannot run be button 137 shielded by the skirt 138 as best seen in FIG. yond the con?nes of the tank but instead must drop onto 13, the switch 135 is positively protected against acciden the surface 156 and then run back into the interior of the tal operation. washing chamber, as indicated at 175 in FIG. 12. Referring particularly to FIGS. 9 and 10, the latching This invention therefore provides a dishwasher having and release positions of the handle are established by a rearwardly from the bracket into an arcuate slot 141 in 75 the dishwasher is lof the top ‘opening construction which 3,092,134 7 within said cabinet de?ning the washing chamber, means is convenient for a portable unit, it incorporates means for circulating heated air through the washing chamber to dry the dishes without requiring that the top be opened during the drying operation, and the top can therefore be including a ?ll valve mounted adjacent the top of one side of said cabinet for supplying liquid to said tank, means including a pump mounted in the bottom of said cabinet for draining said tank, a drain line from said pump including a ?xture mounted adjacent said ?ll kept closed for possible use as a work surface at all times except when the unit is actually being loaded or unloaded. At the same time, the invention provides positive assur ance against leakage of liquid from the interior of the valve, a pair of hoses connected at one end to said fill valve and said ?xture respectively, said cabinet having an washing chamber, either through the hot air vent, or by opening in the upper end thereof receiving the other ends ing the washing operation to insert additional dishes. Another advantage related to the top opening construc said hoses, means at said end of said hoses for connec tion respectively to a supply source of water and a drain, means de?ning a compartment extending along said side drainage from the cover during times when the cover has 10 of said hoses therethrough for withdrawal therethrough from within said cabinet by longitudinal movement of been opened, such particularly as when it is opened dur tion of the ‘dishwasher is the individual structure and ar of said cabinet for receiving said hoses in a loop depend ing from said valve and ?xture, means for guiding said hoses into such loop upon insertion thereof into said compartment, and guide means limiting withdrawal of said hoses from said compartment ‘and including a curved rangement of the racks, and it should be noted that while both the lower and upper racks cover substantially the entire area of the washing chamber for maximum capacity, the arrangement of the top racks contributes greatly to the convenience of loading and unloading. Another novel feature of great convenience is provided 20 portion positioned for engagement by portions of said hoses and located in the upper portion of said compart ment and below said valve and ?xture to prevent kinking by the construction of the invention for guiding and stor ing the electric cord and the supply ‘and drain hoses when the dishwasher is not in use. Thus instead of hanging the cord on the cabinet or having to force it into the cabi net under conditions tending to promote tangling and possible kinking, the invention provides a storage com partment for the cord and a guide mechanism which offer positive assurance against tangling and kinking, thus add ing to the convenience of the user as well as providing a of said hoses ‘in the fully withdrawn positions thereof. 3. A dishwasher comprising an outer cabinet enclosing a washing chamber, means for supplying liquid to said chamber including a hose adapted to extend from said cabinet for attachment to a supply source of Water, means for draining said chamber including ‘a hose adapted to extend from said cabinet to a drain, means attaching the substantial safety factor. The compartment and guide 30 inner ends of said hoses within and near the top of said cabinet leaving the other ends thereof free for with arrangement for the hoses 7 0 and 71 similarly facilitate the drawal and return with respect to said cabinet, means de use and contribute to the dependability of the dishwasher. ?ning a compartment extending along a wall of said cabi The arrangement of the latch handle as described is also net below said attaohing means for receiving said hoses in advantageous in the use of the dishwasher, particularly in preventing operation of the motor except when vthe 35 a loop depending from said attached ends thereof, said attaching means being arranged to locate said hoses in cover is positively closed and latched while at the same side by side relation in said compartment, means forming time facilitating interruption of the washing cycle for an opening in the upper end of said cabinet receiving said addition of temporarily overlooked articles to be washed. hoses therethrough for withdrawal from within said While the form of apparatus herein described con compartment by ‘longitudinal movement through said stitutes a preferred embodiment of the invention, it is to opening, ‘and guide means limiting withdrawal of said be understood that the invention is not limited to this hoses from said compartment and including a curved precise form of apparatus, and that changes may be made portion positioned in the upper portion of said compart therein without departing from the scope of the inven ment below and to one side of said attaching means for tion which is de?ned in the appended claims. 45 engagement by said hose loops upon withdrawal of said What is claimed is: hoses from said compartment to prevent kinking of said 1. A dishwasher comprising an outer cabinet, a tank hoses in the fully withdrawn positions ‘thereof. within said cabinet de?ning the washing chamber, means including a ?ll valve mounted adjacent the top of the back References Cited in the ?le of this patent of said cabinet for supplying liquid to said tank, means including a pump mounted in the bottom of said cabi UNITED STATES PATENTS net for draining said tank, a drain line from said pump 1,505,492 Reddig ______________ __ Aug. 19, 1924 including a ?xture mounted at the back of said cabi 1,620,671 Merceles ____________ __ Mar. 15, 1927 net =adjacent said ?ll valve, a pair of hoses connected at 1,670,611 Couch ______________ __ May 22, 1928 one end to said ?ll valve and said ?xture respectively, 1,765,444 Phillips ______________ __ June 24, 1930 said cabinet having an opening in the upper end thereof 55 1,963,522 Gavaza ______________ __ June 19, 1934 receiving the other ends of said hoses therethrough for 2,024,952 Snyder et al. _________ __ Dec. 17, 1935 withdrawal therethrough from within said cabinet by longitudinal movement of said hoses, means at said other endof said hoses for connection respectively to a supply source of water and a drain, means de?ning a comp-art 60 merit in the back of said cabinet for receiving said hoses in a loop depending from said valve and ?xture, means for guiding said hoses into such loop upon insertion there of into said compartment, and guide means limiting withdrawal of said hoses from said compartment and in cluding a curved portion positioned within said loop in the upper portion of said cabinet and below said valve and ?xture for engagement by said hoses upon withdrawal of said other ends thereof to prevent kinking of said hoses in the fully withdrawn positions thereof. 2. 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