View Full Version : First time installing dishwasher, elbow connection question

10-11-2009, 05:26 PM
Just put in a new GE dishwasher to replace an old one. First time I've done this and I've gotten to the point where it said get a 90 degree elbow with ferrule and compression nut. Now when I look at the hot water hose that's already there it's about 3/8" hard rubber with the end connecting to the elbow being molded with a nut already on it that can't be removed. Can I just install the new elbow and reuse the old nut? The elbow I bought has a small brass piece that goes in the end where the nut connects, but I can't put it in with the old hose. Is that absolutely necessary or will I have any problems if I don't put it in?

10-11-2009, 05:54 PM
Replace all the old parts. If you have to cut a bit into the wall, do it. It will save you the hassle of leaks or other repairs later.

10-12-2009, 05:39 AM
If the old connection fits the new elbow you can reuse it, but a better way would be to replace the entire hose if it is rubber or plastic.