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Old 07-09-2010, 08:15 PM   #1
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Washing machine shutoff valve-repairable?


I'm thinking I'm just going to have to replace this but it seems there should be a way to repair it. This looks most like the valve I have.
I took the inner nut out that turns with a large hex key expecting to find a replaceble O-ring but did not find one. I don't know the brand but do know it is not a Watts since they are clearly labeled. Any ideas before I cut and replace?

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Those are just quarter turn ball valves. They should last a really really REALLY long time. What's wrong with it?

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You cant turn it off all the way. The cold leaks a little.
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It should just be a stainless ball with a teflon seal, AMIRITE?

Don't think you can fix them that I know of.
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Are most of these shut-off valves interchangeable?

I have the valve exactly as shown, but I don't know who makes it (? Watts).
The question is: If I buy a Mueller Valve from Home Depot and just transfer the top over, is it fine. Example of HD Valve:

http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1...atalogId=10053
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"Jim F", you could use the theory I use, and I use it a lot: IF someone put it together, then someone can take it apart to see if it can be repaired. So you get it apart and can't repair it-you were looking at buying a new one anyway, weren't you?
The bottom line here, at least with me, would be to replace it--then take this one apart to become a PHD in "Laundry Faucet Repair".
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I see this is an old post. If you are interestes I had same problem and started a thread here and was able to put pictures of the valve taken apart:


http://www.diychatroom.com/f7/leaking-oatey-washing-machine-shutoff-valve-122780/

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