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Old 07-26-2012, 05:49 PM   #1
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Every time I do my laundry the outside water flapper value pushes out and the water runs until i push the value in. How can i stop this form happening?

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Every time I do my laundry the outside water flapper value pushes out and the water runs until i push the value in. How can i stop this form happening?

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every time i do laundry a water flapper valve goes off outside and the water runs constantly until I push in on the valve. How can i stop this from happening every time i do laundry?
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Not familiar with the valve you are describing---what country are you in?

Can you post a picture of it?
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The washing machine starts and stops drawing water so abruptly that when it stops drawing, there is a moment of high pressure that pushes the flapper valve open. I suspect that something is either broken or worn out or missing or jammed at the outside valve; it should not open by itself and stay open.

Water hammer arrestors can be purchased that screw onto the back of the washing machine where the hoses attach and they cushion the shock wave.
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Thanks AllenJ thats what i think too, i'll check it out
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Still in the dark about what a water flapper valve is.



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