Forum Title: Help this girl finish a dishwasher install :)
Hi everyone! Trying to replace my old Frigidaire dishwasher with a new Whirlpool. Per the installation manual, the Whirpool requires a special elbow 3/8 x 3/4 ( that i bought separately. Here is where i'm running into issue, the water supply line appears to also be 3/8" in it's the same size as the elbow connector and won't fit into it. How should I go about connecting them? Here's a few pictures to hopefully give you a better idea..any help greatly appreciated! Do i need a special adapter to get the water supply to connect into the elbow?
Category: Plumber Post By: MELINDA HOLT (Middletown, OH), 08/08/2016

It appears you have 1/2 water line. Measure the outside dimension of the copper and it is probably 1/2. As an apparent novice DIYer it will probably be easier for you to remove the copper line entirely and replace with a braided stainless steel dishwasher water line that is available at any plumbing store. You will get this done. Good luck.

- AMANDA NELSON (Streamwood, IL), 09/08/2017

If anyone is able to tell just from the pictures, do I indeed have 3/8 copper pipes? I feel so silly asking but really hope i can get this figured out

- FLORENCE AGUILAR (Lake Forest, CA), 09/19/2017

hard to tell the size of that pipe , it looks to be regular 3/8'' tubing also know as 1/4''L are you sure the fitting you bought is not 1/4'' instead of 3/8''? just for a visual reference, is the water line to the dishwasher the same size as the water line supplying your kitchen sink faucet?

- MELANIE ALVARADO (Ontario, CA), 09/30/2017

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