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Question DetailsAsked on 1/18/2018

My water pipes froze and the water is going into the dishwasher flooding the floor,can I disconnect the hose

Can I disconnect dishwasher hose without flooding the floor when my water pipes froze

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If water is going into the dishwasher then the hose and pipes leading to it is not frozen - though evidently the hose has split (if flooding the floor under the dishwasher) or the inlet valve has failed in the dishwasher from the pressure, if water is flooding into the dishwasher tub when it is not turned on.


Track the water hose (commonly PEX) or copper tubing for the dishwasher back to its source (usually located on the hot water pipe right under the sink) - there should be a small shutoff valve there you can use to shut off the flow. Commonly looks like in links below - if very old may not have a handle on it so may need pliers to turn it. Note there will be two more leading to the sink tubing so get the right one. If it has been sitting for many years may be corroded shut, so do not get too aggressive with it. If that will not shut off, or it breaks in the attempt you will have to shut off the main shutoff valve to the house - in warm climates sometimes outside at meter box, usually inside the house right after where the water line enters the house.


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