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Top spray arm rubber hose connection on top of dishwasher is leaking. I found some kind of wax style goopy sealant where the hose enters the top. what is this stuff, and how can i seal this connection again ?

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  • jeff archer Oct 04, 2010

    The dishwasher is a GE # gsd5330d01ww

  • jeff archer Oct 04, 2010

    This is a sealant prefered by techs to seal components of a dishwasher?

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Hi. Yes you can seal it again or just buy a new assembly at searspartsdirect. I would reseal it. Go to the hardware store and get a tube of adhesive called plumbers Goop. The stuff works great. Joe

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