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Water leaking from hot water connection to the unit. Seems as though the threads on the male piece are messed up. I tried a compound recommened by local hardware store, and that didn't work. Can try plumbers tape.......but assume if threads are messed up, that won't work either. Are those male connection pieces replaceable???

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No the hole water inlet valve will need to be replaced. They are usually not very expensive and are easy to replace. Here is a link that should help water inlet valve replacement

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  • rc1241 Oct 05, 2010

    That link doesn't really show how to replace the valve? Or, how to get to it actually??

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    marka19 Oct 05, 2010

    Sorry Try this link for disassemblinghttp://appliancehelponline.com/topdirect...

  • rc1241 Oct 05, 2010

    Thank you!

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