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Faucet adapter water leak, no water intake

Hello, We have had this dishwasher for a while, and the plastic faucet adapter has been increasingly leaking. Yesterday I noticed a more serious leak when I snapped on the little white plastic adapter onto the tap (which has the metal connector installed) and started the water, with water spurting upwards. Afterwards, the machine did not go through the cycle - after I started, it was purring, water came out, and after a few minutes, the error was beeping. I have repeated this a couple times, and I even noticed that in one of the trials the faucet leak stopped for half a minute, indicating some water intake. Could this be a simple error at the faucet? Or if there is water flow available, the Danby should be able to intake it, meaning that there is an error inside the washing machine?

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SOURCE: The plastic connector separates from the metal faucet attachment when I turn on the water (PS I have the Danby 496)

IF IT IS NEW, PARTS SHOULD HAVE A 1 YEAR WARRANTY.
GO BACK TO THE PLACE YOU PURCHASED IT AND HAVE THEM ORDER A NEW CONNECTOR. IT SHOULD COME WITH
THE HOSES AND ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS UNSCREW THE
HOSES FROM THE BACK OF THE DISWASHER AND INSTALL THE NEW ONES. IF IT IS OUT OF WARRANTY, MAKE SURE ALL OF THE SCREWS ARE TIGHT IN THE CONNECTOR. OTHERWISE, REPLACE THE CONNECTOR.

Posted on Mar 27, 2008

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the water pressure is too high in the intake for your kit. use a higher grade kit or reduce the pressure .

Posted on Jun 08, 2008

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