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insinkerator instant hot water dispenser leaking #SST-FLTR

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barley

howdy, our insinkerator instant hot water dispenser is leaking. Is it generally worth trying to repair something like this or should I just replace it? I don't have the user manual for it so wouldn't know where to start. Any advice would be helpful. Thanks in advance.

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jumptrout

Where is the leak?

The tank?

The tubing?

The tap?

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If it is leaking for the bottom with no visible location and not it's the tubing and it is a older model ...Replace it.........................The older tanks were made of a plastic type materiel, about a 1/3 gallon cap. The new tanks are made of Stainless steel... with a 1/2 gallon cap...........................When I go to a service call for a leaking Insta-hot, 98% it is the tank................. Replacements go for about $300 clams, most people say forget it , I will just heat in the micro-wave..............So, for the hole in the sink/counter, I suggest to install an under-counter soap dispenser...They fit the same size hole, about 1 1/2 in. dia....

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WaltFrench

I just fixed mine. There's a video showing repair of a cracked tube that encouraged me to try, but the actual problem was a leak between the tank and a pipe riser from it. The O-ring cost something like 60¢. Following the video made it easy to open, diagnose, fix & close up; you might spend less than an hour. I had to take a trip to the hardware store for the bad O-ring & had already spent $6 on a short selection of *silicone* tubing as advised by the video.

The styrofoam insulation was soaked. DO NOT try to dry it on a low setting in the oven, as I did! It warped badly, making re-assembly a chore.

Not a bad task for a home handyman. Insinkerator doesn't seem to sell any repair parts, so either you give it a try or spend $300 or up to replace it.

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Hiroshi

Best way I have found to dry saturated styrofoam is to leave it out in the sunlight... I tried spinning it in the washing machine, but it wasn't any faster!

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