I really like our Insinkerator instant hot water and cold-filtered water device. It sits on the counter behind the sink — really looks nice, too. So convenient for making a cup of tea — we seem to drink a lot of tea here. The other day I noticed some sputtering on the hot side — the cold was just fine. My wife noticed it, too. I was travelling and so I finally got under the sink this morning — BLECHH. There was about a gallon of water in the cabinet — lots of cardboard boxes you might find under any sink now turned groady from sitting in water for a couple of days.
The reason we didn’t notice right away: we had a small drawer built into the cabinet so we wouldn’t have to bend/reach so much to get to the rear of the cabinet — it held the water quite nicely.
So I call Insikerator and I learn that the device has no user serviceable parts and through some trouble-shooting with the lady on the telephone was able to localize the problem to the SST unit only — the part that makes the water hot.
So I run over to Lowe’s to buy the replacement part — BANG ZOOM! You cannot buy this part. You can only buy another kit. But wait: I only need the tank, I don’t need anything else. Tough Luck. So I’m in Lowe’s and I call back — sure enough, this is the way it is.
So I find the cheapest kit and toss the spigot part — does anybody want one? YEESH!