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How to Replace the Water Line on Your Whip Mix Model Trimmer

Replacing the waterline to the solenoid or electric water valve on the ½ HP Model Trimmer used to be a little bothersome involving a brass threaded ring that went over a plastic ring that encircled the waterline hose and through compression kept water from leaking. It involved multiple parts and did have the potential to leak if not installed correctly (see Fig 1).

Fig 1

The current of connection for the water inlet hose is much simpler and very unlikely to leak once installed. Even for users that may not feel comfortable doing any plumbing work. Connection involves only one Prestolok Male Connector ¼” MD5340 item# 09835 (see Fig 2).

Fig 2

Simply push the black hose into the green ¼” quick connect opening. The hose will still turn freely but maintain a watertight connection (see Fig 3).

Fig 3

Ensure Teflon tape covers the threading before connection to allow the best seal possible. Simply screw the quick connect fitting into the brass column of the inlet side of the solenoid. Usually designated by “IN” or a “1” scribed near the hole (see Fig 4). If the hose has to be released, push down on the green ring toward the fitting and pull hose to remove.

Fig 4

      Replacing the waterline to the solenoid or electric water valve on the ½ HP Model Trimmer used to be a little bothersome involving a brass threaded ring that went over a plastic ring that encircled the waterline hose and through compression kept water from leaking. It involved multiple parts and did have the potential to leak if not installed correctly (see Fig 1).

Will Devine, CDT, TE

Will Devine, CDT, TE is retired from the United States Air Force and has over 28 years of dental laboratory experience. As a Technical Support Representative at Whip Mix, Will’s primary focus is assisting customers with questions regarding our consumable products and equipment.

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