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1. WO2012069227 - TABLE TOP DISHWASHER

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aims

A table top washing machine, comprising:

(a) a tub (14) for accommodating articles to be cleaned;

(b) means for circulating water within the tub;

(c) a waste water drain (51) comprising a drain port (52) for draining water from the tub and a fitting (62) for connecting a waste line (26) to said drain port;

characterized in that said waste water drain (51) comprises an angled connector (56) having a first leg (58) for connection to the drain port (52) and a second leg (60) comprising the fitting (62), wherein said first leg is adapted for rotatable connection to the drain port, and wherein said waste water drain further comprises means (69, 70, 72, 74, 76) for limiting rotation of the first leg such that orienting the second leg to point in an upward direction is prevented.

The washing machine of claim 1, which is adapted to drain water from the tub (14) solely by the hydrostatic pressure prevailing within the tub.

The washing machine of claim 1 or 2, wherein said means for limiting rotation of the first leg comprises a first and a second cam surface (69, 72) provided at the first leg (58), and a first and a second stop (70, 74) provided at a housing member (44) of the washing machine which engage the first and second cam surfaces, respectively, at the stop positions of the first leg.

The washing machine of claim 3, comprising a cam member (68) radially projecting from the first leg (58) and having the first and second cam surfaces (69, 72) .

The washing machine of any one of the preceding claims, wherein the first and second legs (58, 60) are arranged substantially at a right angle to each other.

The washing machine of any one of the preceding claims, further comprising means (66) for securing the connector (56) in a desired rotational position.

The washing machine of claim 6, wherein said means (66) for securing the connector (56) in a desired rotational position comprises a bracket for fixation of the first or second leg (58, 60) .

The washing machine of any one of the preceding claims, comprising a releasable hydraulic connection (54) between the drain port (52) and the first leg (58) .

The washing machine of claim 8, wherein the drain port (52) comprises an external thread and the first leg (58) comprises a cap nut for fixation of the first leg at the drain port.

The washing machine of any one of the preceding claims, wherein the drain port (52) is located in a recess provided in a rear or side wall (48, 78) of the washing machine.

The washing machine of any one of the preceding claims, wherein the drain port (52) is located in a recess (50) provided in a bottom wall (44) of the washing machine.

The washing machine of claim 11, wherein said bottom wall (44) further comprises a channel (76) for accommodation of said waste line (26) .

The washing machine of any one the preceding claims, which is a table top dishwasher (10).

The washing machine of any one the preceding claims, comprising a water tank for supplying the water for at least one washing cycle.