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Supra
Jan 29, 2006, 11:48 AM
Many thanks to Tom and Fr. Chuck for responding to my question about hooking up a portable washer to a sink that also has a sprayer hose, by suggesting that no problem exists in that regard. That is great news!

However, I have another problem. I followed instructions that came with the tap adaptor and unicoupler exactly, and attached the washer-dryer's hose. When I turned on the tap to check for leaks as instructed, there was a leak that seemed to be coming from the unicoupler. THEN: the unicoupler uncoupled! I turned off the water, recoupled, and turned on the water again at a lower pressure. The leaking increased. So here I am again with having spent $1,500 on a machine I cannot use.:confused: :confused:

Maybe they sent me a defective unicoupler? Maybe I need to buy some Teflon tape to prevent leaks from the unicoupler? Any advice you can provide would be a big help.

speedball1
Jan 29, 2006, 02:56 PM
Many thanks to Tom and Fr. Chuck for responding to my question about hooking up a portable washer to a sink that also has a sprayer hose, by suggesting that no problem exists in that regard. That is great news!

However, I have another problem. I followed instructions that came with the tap adaptor and unicoupler exactly, and attached the washer-dryer's hose. When I turned on the tap to check for leaks as instructed, there was a leak that seemed to be coming from the unicoupler. THEN: the unicoupler uncoupled! I turned off the water, recoupled, and turned on the water again at a lower pressure. The leaking increased. So here I am again with having spent $1,500 on a machine I cannot use.:confused: :confused:

Maybe they sent me a defective unicoupler? Maybe I need to buy some Teflon tape to prevent leaks from the unicoupler? Any advice you can provide would be a big help.

Can you scan and send me the details on conecting to a kitchen sink tap and perhaps a digital picture of the tap adapter and uncoupler ? I pulled the installation instructions but it told me to connect to a cold water hose bib that's fed by a 3/4" supply.
I warns against overtightening on the instructions but says nothing about connecting to a kitchen sink tap spout. Can you shed some light on this?
Regards, Tom

Supra
Jan 29, 2006, 04:14 PM
Can you scan and send me the details on conecting to a kitchen sink tap and perhaps a digital picture of the tap adapter and uncoupler ? I pulled the installation instructions but it told me to connect to a cold water hose bib that's fed by a 3/4" supply.
I warns against overtightening on the instructions but says nothing about connecting to a kitchen sink tap spout. Can you shed some light on this?
Regards, Tom

Tom,

The only info. I've been able to find on my leak problem is here:
http://www.appliance411.com/faq/unicouple-repair.shtml
Here's a picture of my tap adaptor:
http://www.repairclinic.com/0081.asp?RccPartID=2239
This site doesn't have a picture of my unicouple. Theirs come with hoses. My hose just attaches to the end of the unicouple. They sell "repair kit" for my unicouple, but I refuse to pay to repair any part of something I just spent $1,500 on. I'll send back the defective unicoupler if necessary.

Here's where I bought the Supra:
http://www.compactappliance.com/xq/JSP.detailmain/itemID.8837/itemType.PRODUCT/iProductID.8837/qx/shopping/product/product.htm

If you click on Quick Connect Faucet Adaptor, you will see the unicouple with the tap adaptor on top of it.

Many thanks for your help. I suspect something is wrong with the Quick Connect's unicouple. Any advice you can provide would be a great help!

Mera

speedball1
Jan 30, 2006, 01:56 PM
Hi Mera,

Almost lost you over here on page 2. Turn the faulty adapter in and get a new one. You don't fix those, you replace them. Good luck, Tom