I have an SPT brand countertop dishwasher. I forgot to push the red drain button before disconnecting the hose from the faucet adapter. The water pressure blew off this black rubber gasket. I can’t seem to figure out where it needs to go in order to make a nice tight seal again that won’t soak my kitchen when I turn on the water!

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  • top picture ... the bottom end of the silver piece ... that is were it needs to be when the diverter is pushed onto the metal piece
    – jsotola
    Dec 19, 2020 at 7:50
  • In the groove of the silver piece just below the serrated edge
    – d.george
    Dec 19, 2020 at 12:28
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    2nd photo: push it into the groove just above the ball bearings.
    – ojait
    Dec 19, 2020 at 16:26
  • If it goes in the silver piece’s groove, then there is a trick to it because it isn’t creating a seal. Likewise if i am not sure what “groove above the ball bearings” to look for or anything. I’ve tried a few places but none seem to be doing the trick so far. Thanks for your suggestions
    – Alan H.
    Dec 19, 2020 at 17:05
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    I think @ojait has it.The ball bearings 'lock' into the beveled groove on the silver piece. This will create a pressure and the round tip of the silver piece should press into the gasket. Dec 19, 2020 at 17:51

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I figured it out. I’m not sure if this is the groove @ojait was referring to or not, but I was able to maneuver the rubber gasket into the spot inside the female side of the adapter below the ball bearings. I used a chopstick. The seal now is slightly leaky, exactly like it was until I messed things up yesterday. Thanks to all for taking a look!

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    try wrapping faucet flange with Teflon tape a couple of times it may help stop leak.
    – ojait
    Dec 19, 2020 at 20:10
  • @ojatt thread tape is unliely to help much on a push connector.
    – Jasen
    Dec 20, 2020 at 4:48
  • FWIW, I have added a few layers of Teflon tape to the faucet flange as suggested and it did reduce leaking. That said, I am sure it would be even more effective on a threaded connector.
    – Alan H.
    Jan 6, 2021 at 19:44

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