09:11AM | 09/17/07
Member Since: 09/16/07
1 lifetime posts
We just installed a new dishwasher and the elbow joint that connects the water line to the dishwasher is a beast to get on! somehow we managed, but now the joint is leaking (slowly) from the top piece that connects to the dishwasher and it is as tight as it will go! AND I don't think we will be able to get it off (as well as the water line) to start again. Is there anyway to plug up the leak from the outside of the joint with j/c or something along those lines??


Jamie D.


01:16PM | 09/17/07
Member Since: 11/11/02
2274 lifetime posts
** Is there anyway to plug up the leak from the outside of the joint with j/c or something along those lines?? **

I'm sure there may be but it certainly isn't the way to go about repairing it.

If you DO attempt something like that, I would suggest you make sure you are covered for floods with your home insurance in case it doesn't hold. You'll likely also become involved with an angry service technician (and possible additional charges) should the dishwasher ever need to be removed for service in the future.

I would suggest you redo the plumbing connections correctly now... whatever it takes.


Dan O.

The Appliance Information Site



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