BTW - didn't check your part number in the EPC. Assume that is where you got it and is correct.
I don't have access to the EPC since my computers are all Mac, but I have a print copy of the parts microfiches from Germany. My copy shows that part but it isn't numbered, maybe it was included with the hose, who knows. I found the above illustration which has the part number on one of the sites which is a Russian bootleg version, but I have to be careful about the accuracy on some of those sites.
Thanks for that link. I'll give them a call tomorrow and find out if it is in fact the correct part.
My next potential headache is that when someone replaced the compressor, they cut one of the wires coming out of it to about 1/4", with a crimp-on connector hanging by a thread. I have have to take the compressor out and solder a longer piece of wire to that and I hope I don't have to open it up to get to more of the wire inside the unit.
Why do people do stuff like that?