Compression Fitting Washers for Kohler Faucet?


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Old 03-07-23, 04:34 PM
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Compression Fitting Washers for Kohler Faucet?

Hello everyone,

This is my first post on this forum, and I look forward to your assistance.

I just bought and installed a Kohler "Simplice" kitchen faucet. It came with factory-installed supply lines. The hot water supply line leaks where it connects to the house plumbing. When I took it apart, it appeared that the soft rubber compression washer within the faucet supply line was defective. I contacted Kohler and requested a new washer, but the Kohler representative said the supply hoses are not serviceable. They could not replace only the washer, but they would replace the whole faucet!

That's great except that the faucet is on backorder, and for the next couple of weeks we would have no kitchen faucet. I went to local plumbing supply stores without any luck, soI fitted a generic washer to the supply line, and although it is an improvement, it still leaks.

Has anyone found replacement washers that are compatible with Kohler faucet supply line compression fittings?

Thanks in advance for any guidance.
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Old 03-07-23, 04:45 PM
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What's the other end of the hose look like. Can you use a standard supply hose?
 
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Old 03-07-23, 05:25 PM
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Is this a new faucet ?
What is the actual model number ?

I see the K-596 Simplice.
I see replacement hoses (1067500) shown as obsolete and discontinued.
The rubber seals are not available.
They only came with the hoses.
 
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Old 03-07-23, 05:39 PM
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Pilot Dane and Pjmax - Thanks for your responses.

Pilot Dane - The other end of the hose is hidden inside the faucet shank and I don't know how to get to it.

Pjmax - It is a brand new Simplice faucet, Model No. 596-VS-KE. As much as I like Kohler products and their guarantees, its frustrating that they don't make such a simple replacement part available. Guess I'll put a bucket under the drip and wait a couple of weeks for the whole new faucet to arrive.
 
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Old 03-07-23, 06:05 PM
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Ok. same parts different external finish.

There are three short stubs from the valve body.... H, C and sprayer.
Then there are three quick release fittings.
Then there are two hoses for hot and cold. Third hose for sprayer.
Those quick release fittings come apart but not easily which is why everything comes assembled.
The parts in the diagram are not available separately except for the quick release o-rings.

 
 

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