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My hose connection is leaking water

I recently hooked this new machine up to a hose that is draining in a sink. The hose was purchased at the local hardware store. It fits perfectly with the hose connection. The water drips out between the connection....right at the joint. I'm not sure if it is a gravity issue since the hose is not exactly level from the exit at back or if it is just that the connection is faulty. a) any ideas how I can fix this? b) do you think there is a difference purchasing a hose connection from a non-Kenmore source? Thanks for your help. Jonathan

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Jonathan, first unscrew the hose connection. Now look into the end of the hose for a rubber seal. The color of the seal may be black or green or red or yellow or some other color. Does this seal exist at all? I once had purchased a hose and found out the seal had fallen out sometime before I got it home. If the seal is there, remove it and get another seal. They are inexpensive, but usually must be purchased in quantities of 10 or more.

Posted on Aug 03, 2007

  • Marty marty Aug 04, 2007

    Jonathan,
    I see you rated me as "almost there"...did you find the seal?

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