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Dishwasher does not spray hot water

The connector (4.5 inch long and 3/4 inch metal cylinder), screwed into base water source, then connects to water spray to wash dishes is broken. It has a washer inthe middle, and a gasket. I don't know the name or how I can get one. If you have one I'll be happy to purchase.

Hobart dishwasher, model # AM14, SS: 23-1042-003

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Can you give me a little more detail?Is this part inside or outside the machine?Any wires connected to it?What do you mean by base water source?I'm a hobart tech.

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    Each wire is connected to a terminal using a slip-on connector. Grasp the connector and pull on it firmly.
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