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Old 08-18-2013, 09:02 AM   #16
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Can't remove washing machine shutoff valve


I keep a couple pieces of pipe around to use as cheaters. Sometimes that does the trick. Also, have you tried heating the thing up with a torch?

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Can't remove washing machine shutoff valve


why hasn't anyone mentioned heat? if all else fails, hit that female adapter with a torch (put some heavy duty foil shiny side up around the plastic to help reflect the heat). it should break it free or at least expand it a bit, then quickly get the wrenches on it before it cools and give it another go.

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