Having a nightmare! Old dishwasher broken. Ordered new one in the sales and asked for installation and recycling of old machine. Have just unplumbed old machine ready for it to be taken away. Now have flood in kitchen caused by leaking cold water fill pipe together with forgetting to turn water off first (not great at DIY). They are due any minute so I need to get mopping... But do I also need to rush out and buy one of those blue cold water fill hoses or will my new machine come with one? Very, very grateful for any advice! Fully expecting them to refuse to plumb anything in and also refuse to set foot in the place as it is a paddling pool disaster area in my kitchen.
I'm pretty certain our new one arrived complete with all necessary hoses, even though DP had kept the old ones just in case when he took the old one to the recycling centre. Because I kept tripping over them in the utility room for weeks afterwards!
And thanks to you too Alpacalypse. (X post). Back to mopping! Still looks like a disaster in the kitchen and if they arrive any time soon I am doomed... They have given me a 8.30-12.30 window so who knows how much time I have!
Do I need to disconnect the blue hose, do you think or would they be willing to do that for me? It's really awkward and won't unscrew easily from the water pipe end. I have a horrible feeling that they will throw a hissy fit and leave and I will have to call a plumber out. Sigh!
The hose is leaking quite badly at the dishwasher end, IAmAPaleontologist. So I think it needs replacing but the other end connects to a water pipe that is v short and oddly situated behind the gas metre and I can't unscrew it.
If you do get a plumber in, ask him to move the pipe so that the tap is easy to get at. It does not need to be hidden away at the back of a cupboard. In Germany it is the norm to put the tap at the front of the cupboard so you can easily see it and turn it.
Thanks, pigletjohn. As suspected the delivery installer people took one look and ran away quivering with fear! I just can't get to the nut at the kitchen outlet. There is barely enough room to get my fingers either side of it and it won't budge at all. I don't have a pipe wrench or know what one is exactly but am not sure one could be manoeuvred back there. Have called plumber.
The problem with the installation service when buying a new appliance is that they are not plumbers. They have just been shown how to fit very straightforward appliances.
So if its not a very straightforward swap then they dont know what they are doing.
I run a plumbing and heating company and its quite common for me to get calls from customers who have leaking pipe work from an installation service they have opted for when buying a washer or dishwasher.
Huzzah! I have managed to do improvised plumbing with knife, saw, screw driver, hammer, brain power and brute force and got the bastard blue hose off. Dishwasher is now installed by me and it seems to be working! Plumber cancelled. Very pleased.