I cut the finger tip from a surgical glove, inserted the valve "tube" into that and re-inserted the tube into the housing. THAT stopped the leak. I will have to pull the "tube" from the housing to drain the unit but that is no big deal. At least it no longer leaks.CheersChuck
Thanx Ron!! It DID pop out but not without some effort. I slightly damaged the housing and now the valve leaks a bit but at least it turns freely. Any idea what I could use to increase friction and tighten the spigot a bit? I could jerry-rig something but sure hate to further damage the housing.