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Old 10-24-2009, 06:52 PM   #1
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New Dishwasher Water Line Leaking HELP!

I'm trying to install a new dishwasher today but the water line is leaking where it meets the 90 degree elbow adapter. I originaly didn't have the elbow adapter but I did have a the old water line. I went to sears today and bought the whole kit which includes the line and adapter. With the old water line it leaks. All the instructions I have read say don't over tighten. I've tightened it as far as it will go with a wrench and I litteraly can not tighten it any further. So I tried the new water line that came with the kit and I have the same exact problem. What am I doing wrong? Please help.


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Old 10-26-2009, 06:44 AM   #2
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Assuming you have the compression washer in place the only thing I can suggest is to put a little lubricant on the threads, line and compression washer. Lithium grease works best, pipe dope or Teflon is good and Vaseline or even vegetable oil will work in a pinch.



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Old 12-12-2009, 10:37 AM   #4
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Anymore I have been using the stainless steel braided water supply lines. I don't care for the plastic tubing and compression fittings. Just my preference. The braided lines are pretty much foolproof and very easy to install. They use a rubber washer in each end instead of a copression nut. They come in a 5' length for dishwasher hookups.
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Old 12-13-2009, 08:45 AM   #5
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IF your are using the plastic line, which I don't care for either, are you using the "sleeve" which goes into the end of the line? These prevent the ferrule from squeezing the plastic line too much which will cause a leak, and should have been in the new kit. If you are using the copper line, the sleeve is not necessary. Good Luck, David
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