Dishwasher hose required

Hi Folks, Our dishwasher started leaking water a week or two ago, hence I hauled it out to the garage and started to dismantle it to find the fault. I cleaned out the (suspected) pipe up to the water-level switch, as well as unclipping other hoses and cleaning out as much as I could get to.
Trouble is, when I replaced everything there was a leak at the joint from the main water pump to the channel that goes up the side of the machine to the top spray arm. The offending area was a little bit of black hose about six inches long (with a bend in the middle) whose inside diameter is 28mm and the wall thickness of this black rubber hose is 4mm. Since I've reseated those compressible spring clips a few times with little success I found a proper jubilee clip and used that instead. All went fine until last night: drip, drip from under the machine.
Haul it out again, take it to the garage, look for the leak... bingo: same hose, same joint. But now when I dismantle it the inside rough edge of the jubilee clip has worn its way through the 4mm hose... aaaaargh!
So now I am in the market for a length of rubber hose about 150mm long, 4mm wall thickness (which might be overkill but again it might be absolutely required) and 28mm inside diameter.
Any help appreciated for a source of said hose; any good spares places out there that Google hasn't found for me?
Thanks in advance
Mungo
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On Sun, 9 Nov 2003 10:28:00 +0000 (UTC), "Mungo Henning"

Could this sort of thing be acquired from the likes of Halfords? There are all sorts of hoses under a car bonnet which are help on by clips and perhaps they can sell you a length of some standard size hose?
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The 4mm thickness will be for a reason, usually to give strength, and stop the hose either collapsing under suction pressure, or bursting under pump pressure. Get the right hose for the job from the manufacturers.
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Hi, since you're becoming so adept at taking the dishwasher apart, why not try your local recycling centre for a similar model of dishwasher and take a similar looking hose, would a washing machine have something similar, such as the rubber waste pipe.
Glenn
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