I asked this in home.repair, maybe I'll have some luck here. TIA.
I have a Sunbeam hot / cold water dispenser. It is the type that has
5 gallon water bottle on top. The water leaked out yesterday. Nice
mess to come home to. I took it apart and found a hose had split. The
hose is connected to a 3/16 metal tube, top and bottom. The top is
connected near the top of the metal reservoir and the bottom metal
tube I'm not sure where it goes. I figured I could just go purchase a
new hose but about 2 inches down, there is a plastic piece in the
What purpose does this 1/4 inch x 7 inch hose serve? Any idea what
plastic part in the hose is? (No web access, at work, can't look at
Heh! Heh! Water problems are a bit over our heads. Suggest you
go to the manufacturers Web page and download the Repair/maintenance
manual. Perhaps there is an appliance repair company in your area also.
Some of that could be back flow preventers to keep the supply water from
becoming contaminated..Which could be a health risk. Seek knowledgeable
From what I can tell, the plastic in the tube is some type of reducer.
I did not cut it out yet but it appears to have a hole approx 1/32
inch in the middle. I checked a few online sites and Sunbeam no longer
manufactures coolers. The parts people at several sites were of no
Thanks all for trying. I'm going to buy some tubing and hope for the
best. No big loss either way.
Not that it really matters...But I broke it. Pulling and tugging,
(seems on-topic at this point) I now have several other leaks than the
original which now is fixed. I tried and failed miserably. Off to the
big box place.
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