Installing a Bosch dishwasher


Old 04-01-12, 09:18 AM
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Installing a Bosch dishwasher

Hi all,

Installing a Bosch dishwasher, I am having a problem installing the water inlet hose. It requires an elbow piece to connect up the inlet hose, which runs along the underside front of the dishwasher. This inlet port is at the far left side of the dishwasher, near the left front foot.

Got the elbow piece from local DIY store, screwed it into the front of the dishwasher. Problem is - the point at which the elbow is tight leaves it facing the opposite direction from where the hose is coming in. There is simply no room to run the hose in from the opposite direction.

Got some white teflon sealing tape and tightened the elbow just to the right position, about 90 degrees back of its tightest possible position - and the joint leaks.

Two ideas: (a) just force the thread past it's natural tighest position, risking damage to the thread. (b) Glue the thread with some Plumbers Goop or other appropriate glue.

Any better ideas?

Thanks in advance,
Old 04-01-12, 10:40 AM
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Welcome to the forums! Are you using a flexible stainless steel braid supply hose? IIRC you can route the water line from the back to the right front and across to the fitting which is sitting sideways. DON'T force the fitting. You won't break the fitting, you will break the inlet valve and that will make for a frowny faced day. No glue. Plumber's thread sealant may work. Check it out and let us know. Others will be along shortly with more information.

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