Hi my name is XXXXX XXXXX there is a sleeve that does go with the nut, when the nut and sleeve are tightened down the line cannot be pulled out, make sure you have the right size also.
There are 2 different sizes of lines on the unit 5/16 and 1/4 inch
The line I'm working on is 1/4 inch.
ok good most hardware stores ll have these also, very hard to find them in GE parts diagrams
Does the sleeve come with the nut or is it a separate part number?
Both, some nuts have the sleeve built into them and others are separate parts.
The sleeve is the seal and the clamp for the hose
It looks like this nut has a sleeve built into it. Is it possible that this has hardened and is not squeezing down on the tubing?
Is it brittle? I cut away until i get to the flexible non brittle part if its hard it won't work.
When it's hooked up you shouldn't be able to pull the hose out when you tug on it it lightly
When I hooked it up the new section of tube falls out of the nut.
falls out? does it slide in tigh at all?
No. When I installed the nut, there doesn't seem to be any resistance on the tube. It pulls out easily.
It's either the wrong size or the ferrule is not in it.
Do you think a hardware store would have a nut that fits the solenoid? I have a delrin sleeve that seems to be right for the tubing.
Yes that is were i pick up all my plastic fittings, menards, home depot etc it is 1/4 inch clear plastic tubbing and the fittings are right by the tubing.
Ace hardware has them too
OK. I'll give that a try.
Ok great have a great day