Dishwasher or faucet problem??


Old 04-22-01, 01:13 PM
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Hello all...

I need a plumbers opinion on this problem....

Originally posted by ProfAnnaM
The part that has me wondering is the fact that when the water stops coming into the machine and you disconnect the hose from the faucet then no water comes out of the faucet either, but if you move the on off handle to off then move it back to on, you then get water.

I hate washing dishes by hand!

Good to hear from you again!! ...from what the above says...sounds like you DO NOT have a dishwasher problem...but a faucet problem...something loose in the faucet handle...something floating around in the nozzle...what parts where changed in the faucet sink??

I hate doing dishes by hand as well!!

I am also posting this in the plumbing section linked above for there opinion as well...look there for some info as well...posting called...Dishwasher or faucet problem.

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Old 04-22-01, 03:36 PM
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Not knowing what style of faucet is involved, these are just guesses:

If it's the standard old style faucet with dual controls and washers on the ends of the stems, this sounds like a classic example of the screw that holds the rubber washer on the stem working itself loose. Water then gets behind the washer and forces it closed. Turning the water off and back on wedges the washer back into its space on the end of the stem.

The quick connect for the dishwasher supply hose may have a backflow device in it that is sticking. It may well be a design feature to keep water from gushing everywhere when the dishwasher is disconnected. If she turns off the water before disconnecting the hose, she may find that it does not do this trick.
Old 04-22-01, 06:33 PM
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I'm not a pro plumber , but I agree with Ron.

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