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How to repair a broken hose on a waterpik oral irrigator

This is the third unit I have had which failed when the hose cracked at the handle. This time I decided to repair it instead of investing another 50 dollars for a new one. I used my trusty Leatherman with the serrated blade, to open the two halves of the handle - along the glue line. I slid the half of the handle down the hose and left it there for later.

Once open I slipped the collar off the tubing and down the hose. I needed it later and this way I knew where it was!! Next I used the blade to shave the old hose stub off the barbed connector being careful not to damage the barbed fitting.

Next I heated the end of the freshly cut-off hose in boiling water and pressed it onto the barbed fitting. Now I slid the locking collar back down the hose and onto the hose at the fitting. After assembling the handle I put a stainless steel worm-drive hose clamp ont the handle and the unit works once again . . . until the next time the hose breaks!!

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