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Snap-on spigot coupling won't stay connected

We connect our Malber to the sink, when we use it, with a hose couplling that snaps onto an adapter supplied with the machine. It worked fine when we got the machine, for a couple of months or so, but then started popping off the adapter. Malber supplied us (no charge) with a new adapter, which solved the problem for another couple of months, but then the same thing again. The coupling passes water at any pressure so long as the washer is taking in water, but as soon as the intake shuts off, the back pressure forces the hose coupling to pop off the adapter. It can't be recoupled unless the water is turned off at the tap, or until the washer is ready for water intake again. We've tried reducing the water flow, but the coupling won't stay on unless the flow is reduced to an irregular trickle that takes forever to fill the washer for a wash or rinse. If anyone has experience with this problem and has found a solution, we'd like to know. Many thanks in advance, Michael "Tiesenhausen"

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  • Michael Bates Jan 09, 2008

    Apprentice is absolutely correct. It finally came to me a couple of months ago, out of the blue, that the coupling is a standard hardware item. We bought a new one at Home Depot for about $3.00 and have not had any problems since then. If the hose starts popping off again, we'll just buy a new coupling.

    I'm really pleased that someone responded to my inquiry. And it only took 2 years and 2 months! I should have written myself to let others know, but I had forgotten that I submitted the question.

    Thank you very much, Apprentice.

    Michael

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Sounds like too much water pressure or, more likely, the coupler has worn down. You can get a replacement at most hrdware stores.

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