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Old 01-25-2014, 07:23 AM   #1
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We have had very cold weather lately. When turning on the washer- no water came out. Assuming there was something frozen, we put a space heater in the laundry room for a day, then the washer turned on and water came out. However- I see that the faucet (in the box on the wall behind the machine) is leaking. Not very much- but when i dry it up, it immediately drips again. What should be my next step? ALSO- is it safe to continue using my washer while this is leaking?

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Old 01-25-2014, 07:34 AM   #2
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There's at least 3, different style valves it could be, got a picture. web site with one?
It may have also cracked the valve itself, when it expanded, look it over close to see where the leak is coming from.

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Here is a photo of the faucets. thanks!
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#1 Get rid of those old style rubber hoses and replace with stainless steel braided hoses.
Those rubber hoses can burst. Any dryer hose should be changed every 5 years.
There one of the more common insurance claims.
So where it leaking? Under the handles, where the hoses connect?
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ok- we are in a snowstorm and frigid temps coming- so if i can delay a plumber repair - that would be best- but would like to know what i can to do fix this or to get thru until i can call a plumber. (could be a week or so)
The best way i can describe where the leak is occurring is - it is dripping down from under where the hose attaches to the stem(?).
Is it ok for me to continue using the machine today until I get this professionally looked at?
I would like to get all the laundry done before this deep freeze sets in (expected tonite thru Thursday- below zero temps)
Thanks for your advice!
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The best way i can describe where the leak is occurring is - it is dripping down from under where the hose attaches to the stem(?).
Is it ok for me to continue using the machine today until I get this professionally looked at?
I would like to get all the laundry done before this deep freeze sets in (expected tonite thru Thursday- below zero temps)
Thanks for your advice!
Joe, hard to tell by the picture, but could it be that the hose may just need tightening? Sometimes I have disconnected them, checked the washer, and reconnected them, and it stops the drip.

Also recommend what Joe said about those rubber hoses. Time to replace with the steel braided ones.

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