Yesterday, our new dishwasher arrived. While we wait for a plumber who can hardwire it in (it’s a portable), I decided to use it “as designed” and just hook it up to the faucet and clear out some dishes. I removed the aerator from the faucet, and went to thread the adapter up inside the faucet’s spigot.
I couldn’t figure out why it wouldn’t catch the thread. While I had them sitting on the table next to each other (the old aerator and the new adapter) I realized that the diameter of the two was radically different (well, not that radical, but at least a 1/8″, maybe). The adapter simply wouldn’t fit in the faucet.
So, I called Kohler to ask them “what to do”. After all, there’s a standard diameter for faucet spigots. That’s how this whole thing works, and their faucet’s diameter is non-standard, so surely they must know how to proceed.
Their official response: “We don’t support you hooking up other devices to the faucet, and so we do not offer any adapter to convert that to a standard size.”
Are you fucking kidding me? I explain to them that I love their faucet and all, but if I have to choose between my $500 standards-compliant dishwasher and their $150 wacky-off-standard faucet, their faucet was destined to lose. She completely didn’t care.
So now I’m off in search of an adapter at a local plumbing supply store. This should be fun. Not.
Update: As an FYI for any who come behind me, here are two adapters I purchased, one of which was the right one, the other wasn’t. But they were like $3.00 each. The p/n’s are the ACE Hardware part numbers on the packaging.
p/n 44346 – Adapter Dual Thread – 13/16″x27 THD x 55/64″x27 THD
p/n 43593 – Small Male Adapter – 13/16″x27 THD for Female Aerator