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Looking for Oster stainless Steel water dispenser model 0279 parts. Particularly the hot water valve. The red one on the left. Do you know where I can buy this item? Thank you.

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  • Anonymous May 12, 2008

    Oster hot water, red one. It's a red press-down handle easy to break; I would not recommend anyone buying this product, model Oster 0279; So far I can not find any replacement part;

  • Anonymous Jun 24, 2008

    I have the same problem, the red tap is broken. seem so far this is a poorly made product.

  • Anonymous Sep 02, 2008

    guess what? I have the same problem. I'm glad I saw these postings or I would have spent all day trying to get a replacement part. Thanks

  • weihmail Dec 31, 2008

    I have the same problem with the red hot water valve. Thanks for sharing!



    Seems this is their main defect.

  • Anonymous Apr 24, 2009

    I also have the same problem with the oster water dispenser unit, where the hot water just drips and drips even if i turn it off. I called oster and they really did not want to help me at all. they told me to just clean the machine. I cannot resolve the problem, so i recommend not to buy these water dispensing machine from oster. M.weston

  • Anonymous May 25, 2009

    I have the same problem!!! The safety lock broke and then the RED handle broke, so I took it apart to get to the spigot handles (cutting the knuckle off of my index finger on the sharp housing trying to get the top off!!!) and when I pulled the spigot assembly apart the rubber interliner got a small tear in it which caused a continuous drip that drained the last of the water all over the kitchen floor! Thank god I did not replace the bottle or the mess would hve been 5 gallons worse!!!
    Thanks for the number for customer service!!! We can't find our original paperwork!

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This part is not available online. If you call customer service at 1-877-383-6399 they will send you a new part with instructions on how to install it for $13.00 including shipping.

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  • House_repair Aug 03, 2011

    August 2011 - very accurate info, now total cost is $14.35 but still cost less than replacing cooler.

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Fast forward to 2011, and the problem with the bad design of the hot water valve remains. I have to refrain from buying this brand in the future.

Posted on Apr 05, 2011

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