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My whirlpool dishwasher garden hose connectionis leaking

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my whirlpool dishwasher garden hose connectionis leaking for second time in two years i am afraid I will strip the treads
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 1 year ago.

I'm not sure why the connection would leak 2 times with 2 different 90 degree connections unless the first 90 degree elbow was turn too hard when originally installed and compromised the threads on the valve itself. I would wrap the threads on the valve with teflon tape (pipe tape which you can get at any hardware store) and then screw the garden hose fitting onto the valve again. If it still leaks, I would replace both the connection and the valve so you don't have to keep dealing with this issue.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.

I JUST TRIED THE TAPE IT DID NIT HELP THE WATER IS COMING FROM THE BOTTEM OF THE GARDEN HOSE CONNECTION THE WASHER LOOKS GOOD

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Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 1 year ago.

You'd have to replace the elbow again at a minimum but since you've had a history of this elbow leaking I would replace the valve as well in case it was over tightened the first time the elbow was installed.

Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 1 year ago.

Hello again. I'm just following up because I haven't heard back from you and I see this question is still open. Is there anything else I can help you with?