water tap

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  1. poppys

    poppys Read Only Funster

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    I have a Firstorm model,it has the sink fitted over the fridge.Over the weekend we heard water running and after the removal of the fridge I found thet the connection where the pipe enters the tap was the problem.When I pulled on the pipe it came out of the base of the tap,I noticed that it had an O ring on it,so I pushed it back in turned on the tap and there appeared to be no leak.After putting the fridge back I tried the tap again and heard the leak again.I'm now wondering have I missed something in the way that the pipe attaches to the tap:Confused:
    Any feedback would be most welcome Chris
     
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    Of course I have no REAL idea of what is wrong but could it be that when you replaced the fridge it knocked or nudged the pipe out of position again?

    JJ :Cool:
     
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    I go with JJ. Remove fridge and riddle the pipes, see if bending the pipe causes it to leak.

    If you are going to have to replace the tap anyway you could try superglue to bond, might work.
     
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    You don't actually say if you found the "leaked" water......if there is a leak then the pump will continue to run with the tap turned off.

    Are you sure the noise is not the fridge operating?
     
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    depending on the make of tap, it should have a small plastic blade which pushes in a hole between the two pipes on the tap body so locking the pipes in.

    if the pin has broken or fallen out the pipes have no means of staying in place and will come out eventually.
    the fridge may well be pushing the pipes to one side and allowing the pipes to pull out slightly.
     
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    Ah Pappajohn,that sounds very interesting,the plastic locking blade/pin.I wasn't able to see the base of the tap when I replaced the pipe but thought there should be something that locked the pipe into the tap. The fridge probably puts enough pressure on the pipe to loosen it without the locking device in place.Its going to have to wait till the w/end now as I'm back to work till then.Once again thank you all for the feedback. Chris
     

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