Re: To buy a new hookah, or not to buy a new hookah..
Yeah, do what Jilly mentioned.
Or look for a grommet that is made of hard plastic, not silicone. Silicone grommets, like Mya grommets, are great. But as you smoke the residue in the smoke gets in there and makes it all sticky and lubricated so your hose falls out like nobody's business. Honestly the best thing to do is to take every grommet out once in a while and clean it and dry it quickly, clean and dry the hose port too.