I'm a first-time homeowner and just bought a new dishwasher. I've repaired my car in the past using manuals just fine so thought I'd give home device installation a try.
Things were going great until I tried to connect the waterline to the dishwasher. The waterline connection on the dishwasher has plastic threads, and it did not like the metal waterline very much. It got stripped pretty badly when I tried to screw them together, and I no longer can get the damn thing on straight. It's a lost cause.
I'm worried I damaged that part to the dishwasher and more or less defected the whole dishwasher. But maybe I can cut off the stripped screw lines on the plastic end and use some of the fresh threads above it? What exactly am I supposed to do? Should I just let a plumber fix this?
The connection that got stripped is the blue thing below, and the waterline is dripping into a bowl (not sure if that is a good thing, might need to replace stop valve)