On 09 Apr 2009, ana.barragan1_at_gmail_dot email@example.com (ana) wrote
Yes, I did fix the problem. My problem was that I was being too gentle
with the fittings. I did crank it down pretty hard, or so I thought,
but I was afraid to force it for fear of cracking the brass fitting on
the dishwasher side, and also to avoid having the L-bend wind up facing
the wrong way. But it still leaked. Finally I was encouraged to tighten
it even harder, and I managed almost once complete turn. That did it -
no more leaks, and it's held tight ever since then.
I'm surprised to see my old usenet post show up on that web site, and
I'm impressed that you knew to respond back here. I hope you're able to
fix your leak.
Your problem might not be the elbow but the dishwasher itself. Had a
similar problem with a water heater and a couple of valve replacements (with
all the appropriate fixes) did not stop the leak. What stopped the leak was
running down the female heater threads with a thread making tool (senior
moment, can't think of its name) to clean them up and fix any burrs etc..
Thanks to everybody for your helpful advice. In the end it seems that I
was too gentle with the fittings and just needed to screw them together
much harder. Everything is now together and working and DRY.
Another learning experience.
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