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Old 01-17-2013, 03:02 AM   #1
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Both taps are connected to the washing machine. I was going to turn off the water to fix the washing machine, but found out that the hot water tap (on the left of picture) cannot be turned off. I tried to screw it, but it's so hard to do.

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Hi, this is a common problem with tap being not operated frequently; as heated water causes cabonate and sulphate to be deposited. Its the time to change its valve or you can apply little hammer and try to rotate it

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Old 01-17-2013, 05:40 AM   #3
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I agree---That is a threaded pipe---replace the valve---use a 1/4 turn ball valve
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Old 01-17-2013, 05:43 AM   #4
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Thanks for your response, but it's so hard to rotate it.. just need to keep trying I guess


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I know nothing about plumbing, but I am sure that I should be able to get the turn ball valve from the shop.. Thanks..

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just knock the valve from all directions with some light weight hammer and then rotate
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As your tapping and turning start praying that the plumbing behind the wall is in good shape and well secured, have a back up plan..
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Old 01-17-2013, 10:08 AM   #8
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Have the main water supply shut off and relieve the pressure on the line by opening up a faucet before working on this!!!

Going to need two wrenchs, one to hold the pipe and one to turn the valve.
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Old 01-17-2013, 12:57 PM   #9
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Turn off the water at the main. Remove the supplies to the washer. Cut the escutchen with your trusty dremmel tool. Put a pipe wrench on the nipple, remove the valve and throw it as far as you can into the landfill. Install new ball valves, and new braided washing machine supplies. I have never seen those clear supply hoses, nor would I ever use them.
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Thanks all for your response. I am going to try again today. Wasn't successfully yesterday.
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Old 01-17-2013, 03:37 PM   #11
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Those lines are way under sized and are sure to fail at some point.
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This may not be the US I've never seen a washer hooked up that way before.
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There is no try Grasshopper, there is only do.
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This member is from 'Down Under' (Australia) which will explain the unusual plumping lines---
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Is that kind of hose used in Australia a lot? I'm surprised you aren't "Down Under" the water, most of the time.
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Looks like grey PB... I hear some people still use it

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