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washing machine supply valves advice from Wayne

Posted in plumbing, Uncategorized, washing machine with tags on November 20, 2017 by marksun

20171120_135410.jpgHad a close call with the washing machine supply valve – stuck open, turned it to off, but it leaked from the stem.  Was able to tighten the nut and shut down the leak.

According to my plumber Wayne, don’t open the valve all the way.  From the shutoff position, turn 2 turns max.  If the valve is all the way open it will stick open.

When you crack the stuck valve, it will/may leak.  Turn all the way off, then on two turns and tighten the nut.

Other advice from Wayne – go to City Mill and buy the armored hoses, that one can be left on all the time.

He thought initially that maybe the problem was that we were turning the valve on and off…

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