Which glue to reattach chromed plastic to plastic?
I have a PUR faucet-mount water filter, vertical, probably model FM-3700 - the kind that the bottom cover unscrews from so the filter can be changed. The finish is chrome, or to be precise chromed plastic, and the chromed plastic skin just came off the bottom cover (no, NOT while I was trying to change the filter). It's clear where the original glue was applied and it's clear how the cover and the skin go back together - but what kind of glue should I use?
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The main problems I'm seeing on these posts for this filter are design and operater issues. 1. I never run hot water through the unit in filter mode. 2. I never run cold water through the filter turned on high (pressure issues arise), it doesn't filter the water any faster. You just want enough flow to run through the filter. 3. The steel sleeve was a good solution (again pressure) but came up alittle short (ie my epoxy fix). 4. The light is powered by a chip batterey that is unreplaceable and may be bad. Try reinstalling the cartridge. I personally pay no attention to the lights other than a clue. I change my filter when the taste changes or there becomes a flow issue. 5.There are filter screens prior the filter that can become clogged if you live in a poor water area. 6. The filtered water only comes out of the spigot and no other leaks (something loose or pressure issue).
I am having the same issue. I've just replaced the filter and it started leaking out of this hole, where it never had before.
I am thinking that maybe the filter isn't seated properly, and that's causing the leak. But I have attached a picture of the hole in question. Any advice would be helpful. Thanks!
I have the same dispenser, and there are 3 tubes attached to it. One of them (black on mine) goes from the faucet to the drain pipe coming down from the sink. That line can get clogged over time with stuff coming out of your sink. You can probably disconnect that line at the drain pipe end and **** oput the connection and as much of the hose as you can get too., Reattach the line and you are done. Fire it up.
On my unit, we hear a dripping sound in the drain when the unit is charging. If you don't hear the dripping sound after using the unit, that line is probably clogged up!
Since you weren't very specific where it leaks or when it started (like after a filter change) it could be tough to troubleshoot this leak.
If it is leaking at the faucet connection try tightening up where it screws onto the faucet. Depending on your strength (or lack of) you may need to use pliers to get a tight connection. Don't go crazy tight or it will crack the plastic fitting. If it still leaks remove the unit from the faucet and check the rubber washer inside where it screws onto the faucet. Make sure it's still there and is centered inside the cup and seated properly. Then reattach the unit to the faucet and tighten it well.
If it's leaking from the main body try removing the filter and reinstalling it making sure you have seated the filter properly and screwed on the cover correctly, and all the way. When it is tight the water outlet will be exactly at the bottom of the unit. Sometimes it's tricky getting it tight enough especially with wet hands.
Finally, if the leak is coming from the filter on/off selector this could be tough to fix. I would try firmly pushing and pulling the selector knob in and out several times while in both the on and off positions. This may re-seat the leaking seal. I wouldn't be too hopeful about this fix though. You may need to replace the unit if this part is leaking.