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What sealant is used on upper spray tube on GE dishwasher?

We have a leak in the area of the upper spray tube on our dishwasher. The design is such that it is susceptible to leaks. The manufacturer put a sealant on at the factory. I would like to know the type and brand of the sealer that was used here.

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You can you a tube of G.E. 100% silicone sealent, available at the hardware stores. just make sure its 100% silicone ,not caulking. after repairing donot use t he machine for at least 24 hrs

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