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Quick disconnect O ring problem

Discussion in 'Troubleshooting!' started by Zotilraxx, Feb 5, 2018.


  1. Zotilraxx

    Zotilraxx Air-Valve Autobot!

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    Help guys!!!

    I went through 2 QD's. The O rings popped out while disconnecting. Consequently it's leaking now. I think I am doing something wrong for me to break 2 pretty quickly. I had one for a couple of years before I broke it.

    Is there a way to replace these things? And is there a way for me to prolong the next O rings?

    Thank you very much friends...

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    I've never had an o-ring break like that.... is it a cheap disconnect ? is it possible to replace the O-ring, i've never checked mine to see what it has in there.
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    I don't think it's cheap or at least it was not cheap, price wise. I am going to see if can get some information from the place I bought it...
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    were you using the same male end both times it broke?
    It may be malformed in some way or a mismatch like the groove goes in more than the locking balls deep and catches the oring, If so its going to continue to break the girls.
    hello gutter:lipssealed:
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    You can replace the o ring just get the right size replacement and slide it in place on the female end in the groove made for it
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    Ouch! I've had the same thing happen with air tool quick connects. Same sort of animal as the ones for airbrushes, just a bit larger. They are a pain in the rear to replace, too. Half the time I wound up cutting the O-ring I tried to fit in the replace the bad one. It can be done if you're careful and can push the new O-ring into place without pinching it. My boss way back when yelled at me for wasting time and (more importantly for him) his money by trying to replace the O-ring when I could have just swapped out the quick connect. He had a box of junk QDs.
    If you have had two of the same brand go belly up, consider purchasing a different brand. Also check for burrs or nicks on your airbrush QD connector(s).
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    Yeah I was... maybe it is the male parts that has the problems...
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    That may be a problem... I do not have any idea where I could get some...
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    Thanks, I will look into this...

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