I have a Wickes pressure washer (it's a rebranded Lavor I believe). It had a little accident the other day. It toppled over, and the end of the plasti c water-inlet fitting sheared off. The fitting is like the lower item in th is photo: http://www.screwfix.com/p/hose-connector-set-5-pieces/70310 It's screwed onto a metal thread. No problem, I thought, I'll unscrew and r eplace. However, it seems to have been stuck in place with some sort of res in from hell. No amount of force has loosened it, and in fact the plastic i s just disintegrating.
I think the only way I'll get it off the metal thread is to destroy the pla stic, which is not a problem in itself. But does anyone have any insight in to why this is stuck on so securely? As the inlet it's on the low pressure side of the motor, so it doesn't need to withstand huge pressure. And if I do manage to get it off, clean up the metal thread, and screw on a replacem ent will it work OK?
The alternative is scrapping a £200 machine which otherwise works fine.