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Old 04-01-2016, 04:38 PM   #1
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Question Outside shower issues?

I am having an issue with my outdoor shower, specifically the hose connect will not "seat" whenever I try to install the connector to the faucet? Anyone else have a problem with theirs? This is on our 2013 36RE.
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Old 04-01-2016, 04:50 PM   #2
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Yes! It's a struggle every time I try to connect the quick coupler, then finally it just snaps in, once I get connected it doesn't leak. Mine was changed out under warranty, they had the wrong hose mated with the wrong faucet.
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Old 04-01-2016, 05:13 PM   #3
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try a little bit of silicone grease on the coupler. The balls that hold it in are spring loaded and actually have to turn a bit as you push the coupling in.
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Old 04-01-2016, 05:37 PM   #4
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I've had to use some silicone on the connection/coupler. It's still awkward attaching the hose though.

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Old 04-01-2016, 06:44 PM   #5
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It appears to be a problem for most. I finally got mine connected so now I just leave it connected.
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Old 04-01-2016, 06:47 PM   #6
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For some reason I remember loosening mine a bit from the faucet. It was almost as though there wasn't enough room from the locking sleeve to unlock or move back far enough, but its been a while. Whatever it was, I don't have any more issues.
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Old 04-01-2016, 09:09 PM   #7
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Is the silicone grease the same as white lithium grease? What about using WD40?
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Old 04-01-2016, 09:17 PM   #8
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No, not the same. And definitely not food safe. Look for plumbers grease or faucet grease in stores like Lowes , Home Depot, Menards etc. One other note is that if the faucet wasn't winterized with the pink stuff and it froze, the faucet innards and possibly the socket for the hose connection might be messed up too.

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The only use I have for WD40 is on stuck bolts, not for use on anything plastic or rubber, don't even carry it anymore. The silicone works just as well/better anyway & dirt doesn't stick to it.
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My DW still let's me shower inside so I have not had to look at it yet.
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Old 04-03-2016, 01:14 AM   #11
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I replaced mine earlier this earlier this year. Worked fine at first. Now I can't connect the hose.
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Insert a screw driver into the opening and give a tap with a hammer. This will free the check valve seat so that you can insert the fitting on the end of the hose.
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Old 04-04-2016, 10:24 AM   #13
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We have had the same problem for years. As mentioned above by NW Snowbirds the common screw driver is the best way in my book. The seat is so tight that it sticks. Remember to turn off the water then loosen the seat.
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