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Old 04-30-2013, 06:36 PM   #1
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Hey all,

new to the forum and new to home ownership and repair so please forgive the lack of experience question.

Anyway, I have a Frigidaire dishwasher that is at least 15 years old. Based on Googling around I think I need to replace the water inlet valve since I get no water into the dishwasher but the motor runs. I found a great Youtube video on how to do this. I turned off the water and began to unscrew the inlet pipe/hose and water began leaking out, which I was told was normal to have a little...so I kept unscrewing and it just kept flowing. I didn't take it all the way off out of fear that I would have a small flood in a few minutes, so I screwed it back on. I double checked to make sure the water was off and it was. I eventually turned off water to the whole house just to be certain. Then I tried again to have the same problem. Anyone know what I'm doing wrong? Any insight is much appreciated.

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turn off main water valve, go to the lowest level faucet in your house and turn it on go to any other faucet turn it on . This will bleed all the water from your lines.
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turn off main water valve, go to the lowest level faucet in your house and turn it on go to any other faucet turn it on . This will bleed all the water from your lines.
Great advice, did that and it stopped the leak, but now the faucet that I turned on to bleed the water won't stop streaming water! It's a slow stream, but why isn't this stopping?? It's been a good 30 mins...This is the biggest pain in the butt for a small job...

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LOL, yeah that sometimes happens when you turn off old valves that have not been turned in a long while. Now unfortunately you will probably have to replace that shutoff
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LOL, yeah that sometimes happens when you turn off old valves that have not been turned in a long while. Now unfortunately you will probably have to replace that shutoff
Would he have to have the city shut the water off in order to do that?


I have an idea of how to get the dishwasher back on track, but he must work quickly!

Use a braided stainless line with compression fittings on each end. Hook up the inlet valve, connect the line to the inlet and very quickly cut off the copper pipe! Use a stainless inline valve with a slip fitting and towels to soak up the water.

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