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Old 11-08-2011, 11:34 AM   #1
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I have an Oatey(model unknown) washing machine shutoff valve. It has a small leak under the handle when in the on position.

On the left side of the valve body is a recessed hex head screw.
On top the valve body are two flat head screw.

1. What is the hex head screw for?
2.What are the two flat head screws on top the valve body for?
3. Any ideas on how to stop the leak undr the handle?
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Old 11-08-2011, 02:23 PM   #2
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Couple more photos. I only have 5/8" space to fit a hex tool inside the valve body. I do not have something that small. Going to have to check with a buddy who has tools galore.
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Old 11-08-2011, 08:18 PM   #3
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shut off water take off hoses remover back big screws lift off valve assy...you can then take it apart or just replace it.... be careful of the o rings under the scerws and under the valve....ben
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shut off water take off hoses remover back big screws lift off valve assy...you can then take it apart or just replace it.... be careful of the o rings under the scerws and under the valve....ben
Yep, Like he said--turn off the water to the house and remove the two screws--the assembly will lift right out.

I suggest replacing the whole assembly---but rebuilding might be possible.
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Someone sent me a photo of the valve taken apart. So I should be able to purchase the part by itself that is circled?

Should a plumbing supply house carry this?

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Could not find only the top of the valve body(circled in red in photo above) at Home Depot. They only sold the washer box with the shutoff which did not have the water hammer arrestors.

Anyway Contacted Oatey and they were able to get me an entire new assembly with water hammer arrestors.

Good company.
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First time I heard about needing a set of knockers for that---Glad you were able to track them down!
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Hammerlane,

Do you have a model number for that Oatey assembly? I could not find it on their site. I have the exact same assembly and need it replaced. All I saw on their site were single valves. Thanks.

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Got screws off new valve by putting it in vice and using very large screwdriver.

Old valve was inside washing machine box so only 5" of height room...no large screwdriver would fit. Ended up using small 2" large tip screwdriver and to get more torque I fastened a crescent wrench to the shaft of the screwdriver right above the screw head.

Go to put new valve on the old taps and since the new valve has tabs near the bottom, I have to now get those ground or cut off. The guy from Oatey did mention I may have to do this.
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hi Hammerlane, Do you happen to have a part number for that Oatey assembly? I have the exact same and need a replacement. Any help on a manufacturers part number be appreciated. Thanks. J
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hi Hammerlane, Do you happen to have a part number for that Oatey assembly? I have the exact same and need a replacement. Any help on a manufacturers part number be appreciated. Thanks. J

Sorry did not see your question about part number before.

The Oatey part # is 38826.


Do you have the one with the arrestors?

Below as pictured above is the part they gave me. I addes a few comments:



Also found one without arrestors on Allentown craiglist site. I was going to buy that one until I found the one with arrestors from Oatey. Here is the link to craigslist:

http://allentown.craigslist.org/hsh/2674931554.html
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Thanks Hammerlane!

Not sure about the arrestors. Your assembly looks exactly like my assembly. Here are the images of my assembly.

http://s1133.photobucket.com/albums/m588/jfioravanti/

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You can see in my images the valve snapped completely off!!
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You can see in my images the valve snapped completely off!!
Thats just the handle that broke of yours. The handle on mine unscrewed. Can you remove the busted shaft of the handle Besides that is anything else wrong. Is there a leak?

Heres a photo of my old with the handle unscrewed.

My old one was about 13 years old. Like I said above had a hard time breaking the top screws loose. Ended up using small 2" large tip screwdriver and to get more torque I fastened a crescent wrench to the shaft of the screwdriver right above the screw head.
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