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Old 04-16-2008, 09:53 AM   #1
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when i turn the hot water knob on our washer to turn water on to it, water shoots out the top. The cold water is fine and no leaks. I think it is the compression valve, but not sure...any suggestions to fix it? is it easy to replace? anyone have any tips?

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Old 04-16-2008, 09:56 AM   #2
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Tighten up the packing nut seen just below the handle, that should fix it.

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I have already tried that....do you think it is just a matter of replacing the nut or does the whole thing need to be replaced? is it difficult to do?
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A picture would be nice, can you post one.
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I will definately do that when i get home....if you could take a look and let me know that would be great!!!!

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Here are some pics...it is the one to the left.







If someone could help out that would be great!
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If it compresses onto copper, just get one just like it, turn water off remove the old one and by using the nut that is there, compress the new one on, all set ready to go.
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when you say compress, i am assuming that you just mean to tighten it down...?
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Yes, it does attach to copper right?
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yes it is...i believe it is sweated...

that is the correct term right??
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Does it screw onto a fitting? I can't see for sure in the pictures.
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Yes. it is screwed into a nut and right below that the wall begins and i cant see anything under that...what is the pipe that is under there falls behind the wall? I just want to make sure I do this correctly or else im in a world of hurt...
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See if you can unscrew it, hold the faucet with back pressure and turn the nut to your left, see if it will loosen up. If it does your ready to replace. Worst case you open wall to fix this.

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