I'm such an idiot. I had a new washer and dryer shipped to me, but the delivery guys tracked a TON of mud onto my carpet going downstairs. Instead of letting them hook it up, I was pissed and threw them out. When I say a ton I mean, it took me 3 hours to clean the carpets and I still have a shade discoloration darker than it was originally...
well fast forward after dinner I go to hook all this up. I'm so used to using tef tape that I put it on the back of my washer, screwed down the hose connector feeds , pushed everything back to position, turned the water on and water went EVERYWHERE. I really wasnt paying attention because I was still pissed at this point as my feet were a bit damn from walking on the still damp carpet from the morons that delivered these things.
so...I unscrewed the hose, tried a new hose - same result.
I looked, and realized that the threads were crossed and mashed on my brand new washer! These connectors are plastic and cheap as shit.
sigh, so what now? Do I call them and make up some stupid story about how it doesnt work to get another one delivered or,
Do I dive in and try to figure out a way to retrofit the current fittings into a better solution like BRASS. However, likely all the plumbing internal is plastic so, the best I could do is replace it with another plastic. Surely someone will see the butcher job of a repair if I ever need repair.
I tried one last time, against what I know is right, and I really tightened it down to allow the washer to seat at the end of the pipe in hopes that this would stop the leaking.
Well it appears, for now, that this did. I noticed some very light water which may be condensation or, a very very very slow leak. I believe it's left over spray in the general area that was on my hands and then I touched the connector.
Anyway, what are the chances that it will leak if it doesnt leak now?
I'm not a plumber so , I have no idea if there is some adage like "if it doesnt leak now, it most likely wont leak later, except if it's plastic because plastic is for toys..not plumbing"