Posted Fri Aug 24, 2012, 2:26pm Subject: Nuova Simonelli Oscar fitting leaking
Hey guys, I took this piece out today and inspected it but don't know how to make it a snugger fit. I'm seeing a little water come out of the top. Teflon tape? https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-npvOZQ8uSWQ/UDf xQ3LaGGI/AAAAAAAAReI/54GQ-Qpn3Xk/s640/IMG_1855.jpg click here
Posted Fri Aug 24, 2012, 4:08pm Subject: Re: Nuova Simonelli Oscar fitting leaking
When I teflon taped where the hose sits in this...pressure fitting(?) it made the water dribble come out a little further down in the rotating mechanism. Does anyone know what this part is called, and if it can be opened or snugged up? I edited the link in my post above.
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Posted Fri Aug 24, 2012, 4:24pm Subject: Re: Nuova Simonelli Oscar fitting leaking
There is a ferrule and the sleeve inside the teflon hose you can open the fitting and inspect if you have enough slack perhaps cut the end of the teflon hose off and reposition sleeve ferule and try again
Posted Fri Aug 24, 2012, 4:27pm Subject: Re: Nuova Simonelli Oscar fitting leaking
Thanks Stefano! So just before I do irreparable modification, you're saying I should pull the hose out and trip the part that's been previously sitting in this ferrule? I may have enough slack. It is hard for me to imagine something in the metal part failing, just because there are a couple other similar fittings directly near this one.
Posted Fri Aug 24, 2012, 4:28pm Subject: Re: Nuova Simonelli Oscar fitting leaking
I bought the machine from a church who used it rarely, I experienced the leak the first time I fired it up at home. When I called the seller (who was a really nice and genuine guy), he said it had never done anything like that in the past. Strange.
frank828 Senior Member Joined: 23 Feb 2011 Posts: 581 Location: Los Angeles Expertise: Professional
Posted Fri Aug 24, 2012, 4:48pm Subject: Re: Nuova Simonelli Oscar fitting leaking
i wonder if that hose fitting is the original. it's peculiar that it wouldnt fit back on properly. also the picture in the parts book looks different from the hose connector that you have. i know NS may have changed it and not updated the book, too.
you have another oscar, right? maybe see if it's even the correct part. if you need, i'll check my oscar when i get home and compare the connector.
maybe it's been repaired before and they used the wrong part?
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