So this week my 10+ year old dishwasher decided to start leaking. Not from the doorseal, somewhere under the tub. This is the third issue I have had with it in a year, so Happy New Year to me...a new one is coming tomorrow. Maybe this will be what finally gets the house to sell.
Tonight I figured I would get a jumpstart on things and remove the old one...simple right?
Issue 1. Gate valve in dishwasher water supply is seized.
Solution: Gently turn handle with wrench and snap handle off.
Solution: Remove shards of handle, close valve with vice grips.
Issue 2. Upon removing the plastic hose from the dishwasher, I discover that the "closed" gate valve is still allowing water to leak by.
Solution: Quickly grab dish towels to stop flood, run into the basement and torque the valve a little more...stream slows to a steady drip.
Solution: Rip plastic hose out of copper fitting, place pail on basement to catch the drips overnight.
I did get the old dishwasher removed, but now I need to make a trip to the hardware door in the morning to get a 1/2" ball valve and a few other fittings to finish the job. In the meantime the pail is doing a fine job in the basement. I could stop the drips by shutting the hot water off to the entire house, but with a wife and two kids home I would rather let it drip.
Hopefully things go better in the morning.