Has anybody else had trouble with their glass water dispensers leaking? Drip Drip Drip! I love these water dispensers…they really add that special something to any party but they leak!! I am going to share how I you can fix a leaking glass water dispenser.
How to fix the leaking water dispenser
I looked all over the internet to find a cure and someone suggested using the rubber seals that you use on a garden hose. TA DA!! It totally works!! Quick easy and cheap! Now I don’t have to throw this glass water dispenser out and go buy a really expensive one.
See those two yellow rubber thingys? Yep that is them. You put one on the inside and one on the outside of where the spigot goes into the glass jar and it causes a perfect seal. The rubber thingys that came with the jar were just not strong enough to handle the pressure of all the water once it was full. I made some delicious herb infused lemonades for a get together and it would have been a disaster if the glass water dispenser had leaked. You just don’t want to have worry about fixing a glass water dispenser during your party. This is the cure!
I love to host parties and it is so frustrating when the water dispenser leaks all over the place. Can you imagine if the water dispenser had leaked at this small wedding reception I held in my backyard? Especially when it was holding pink lemonade! You just don’t want the sticky lemonade mess all over the floor!
I hope this helps anyone else out there that is wanting to fix a leaking glass water dispenser at their next party.
so cool, it is working. Thank you 🙂
Pamela McCray says
Wow, what a life saver. I was having the same problem. Thank you for posting.
Mine is actually leaking from the spigot and from the turn lever. I think I need a whole new one. Do you know where I can get one?
Gosh I don't know where you can get a whole new one 😬… I would search the Internet for water dispenser parts to see if that helps.
Look on Amazon.com for drink dispenser faucet. Just be sure to get the correct diameter faucet to fit the dispenser hole. No one seems to sell just the replacement Food grade washers.
Dorothy Waldner says
Thanks for sharing this tip! I bought a new water dispenser a few days and go and it's leaking! I'm super excited to try this method.
Dorothy I hope it worked for you. Let me know!
Larry Ward says
Yes…They are standard garden hose washers. You can get them at any home improvement store. Normally come in 10 packs for a couple of bucks.
Do you know the size rubber seals you used.
I can't remember if there were different sizes… But I'm sure I bought the small one because the opening on these jars is pretty small. I bought mine from Lowe's. I hope this helps 🙂
This TOTALLY worked! Thank you SO MUCH!!!! I have had this dispenser for a year and haven't used it because I couldn't find the correct replacement seals. Now I know and will remember it doesn't always have to be the exact replacement part to work (and work better!)
Yeah!!! I love it!
Yay I bought for jugs and all leak. So going to do this thank you
I hope it works great for you 🙂
Larry Ward says
Karin, That is such an awesome idea. I have been searching the internet for replacement seals and the best i could find were $2.99 each, PLUS $11.00 shipping. I DON'T THINK SO !!!
Gonna use your idea to fix all three of my wife's decanters so I don't have to go buy more, lol….
Leslie, The Cleaning Coach says
I have cleaning products in my dispenser and it looks like it's seeping out the connection where it turns on the handle. Have any other ideas – I was going to see if there are chrome ones.
There are chrome ones you can put on there but might not handle the product you put thru it. Check around and get the one that will, they are available.
Sonia Ventura says
Thank you! I'm having this problem, looked it up, and I'm going to try this! 🙂
Debbie Choate says
My glass dispenser has a chip at the spigot, which causes it to leak. Was going to use for the first time yesterday and discovered the chip, needless to say, had to hurry and come up with an alternative dispenser. Do you think this remedy will form enough of seal for the chip?
Debbie Choate says
My glass dispenser is chipped at the spigot. I wonder if this would create a tight enough seal for the chip? Does anyone know?
Yes it will as long as the chip is not outside of the chip area. hope this helps.
What a great tip! Thanks for sharing 🙂
Lori E says
Great tip here. What a shame it would be to have to replace the whole product.
I'll bet you would have come up with a great way to re-purpose it though if you had to stop using it.