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Old 11-29-2014, 10:50 PM   #1
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Dishwasher Installation Hiccup


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I am trying to install a Whirlpool dishwasher and have encountered a problem that I can't find the solution for online. The water line is plastic tubing that extends from under the cabinet's wall. I can't access the point of contact with the main water line.

The previous dishwasher was connected to this plastic water line. However, I cannot get the plastic line to adequately attach to the new dishwasher. I put on a compression fitting (3/8in) and attached it, but water shoots out of the back of the fitting. The 3/8 inch sleeve does not fit the plastic piping so I tried using the brass ferrinule. No success. Can anyone recommend a good fitting? Or a trick that I'm not thinking of? Attached is a pic of the red water line connected to my house and the other is a braided line connected to the dishwasher.
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Old 11-30-2014, 11:10 AM   #2
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"dascott": Quite frankly your info is confusing to me and may be to others. 1) Is the "plastic line" you are referring to the red water line? 2) Is the fitting(s) just to the right of center in the photo the compression fitting you are referring to? 3) "but water shoots out of the back of the fitting", is "the back" of the fitting to the left or right? 4) Just to the right of what appears to be a copper/brass fitting in the red line--this appears to be a PEX crimp which tends to lead me to believe that the red line is PEX tubing. Now--IF this is a red PEX line then life can be easier. You will have to cut the PEX line just to the right of the fitting in the top photo. Then you would need a fitting to transition from whatever size PEX line this is to a female NPT (National Pipe Thread) the same size as the male NPT on the dishwasher line. You can use a screw type hose clamp (the type seen lying on the floor of the top photo) on the PEX line in this case although not highly recommended.
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Old 11-30-2014, 11:46 AM   #3
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what I would do is cut out that pex fitting, buy a shutoff valve with a pex connector on one end and a 3/8" compression on the other. Rent the pex tool from local hardware store and your back in business and now you also have a separate shut off valve for your dishwasher
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Got it! Thanks


A PEX fitting and a male/female adapter worked great. Thanks for your input.
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I think, there is something wrong with your Whirlpool dishwasher. You better talk with someone who can fix this up, as you could not fix through online. Thank you.
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