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Old 01-25-2012, 02:25 AM   #1
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Washing Machine Supply Valve Leak.


Dear All,

I have a slow drip occurring from my washing machine supply valve.



It is the area noted in number 3.

Any advice on what I can do to get it from dripping slowly?

Basically, I sent my old washer away and was awaiting delivery on my new washer and noticed water dripping from the source (supply valve).

Any help would be much appreciated!

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Old 01-25-2012, 05:02 AM   #2
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I had a single handle shutoff that leaked from the handle. After I replaced it, I took the old one apart.

Check my post out it may help you with disassembly, I have many photos:Leaking Oatey washing Machine Shutoff Valve

Good luck.

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Old 02-01-2012, 10:51 PM   #3
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I had a single handle shutoff that leaked from the handle. After I replaced it, I took the old one apart.

Check my post out it may help you with disassembly, I have many photos:Leaking Oatey washing Machine Shutoff Valve

Good luck.
Just to confirm, the entire handle needs replacement to fix the leak?
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Remove the handle and see if there's not a packing nut that can be tightened up slightly.
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Old 02-02-2012, 08:52 PM   #5
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as joe said remove handle to see if packing needs tighten..if not replace valve be sure to hold bottom #5 while removing and reinstalling...
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Old 02-02-2012, 10:23 PM   #6
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Do people here just turn the packing nut, or do you attempt to hold the faucet stable with another wrench while tightening the packing nut to prevent the faucet from turning also?
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Do people here just turn the packing nut, or do you attempt to hold the faucet stable with another wrench while tightening the packing nut to prevent the faucet from turning also?
should not matter on packing nut..i..
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should not matter on packing nut..i..
Even if there's a little resistance on the packing nut, that will cause the faucet, and thus the supply tubing, to twist.
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Even if there's a little resistance on the packing nut, that will cause the faucet, and thus the supply tubing, to twist.
no alittle resistance on packing nut will not turn faucet...
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There may be a hex fitting under the handle (packing nut), and if you turn it with a small amount of pressure, it should either turn a bit, or not. Be sure to use a wrench that fits, not a pair of pliers. A wrench will let you feel the turning easily without over turning it, plier may just damage the fitting.

But anther question is, if it's a slow drip, do you need to replace the whole valve, or when you hook up the new appliance, will you not have to worry about it as long as the new supply line seals well? This may not be the best practice, but if it is truly a slow drip, I would leave it alone - assuming you can't make the packing any tighter.
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There may be a hex fitting under the handle (packing nut), and if you turn it with a small amount of pressure, it should either turn a bit, or not. Be sure to use a wrench that fits, not a pair of pliers. A wrench will let you feel the turning easily without over turning it, plier may just damage the fitting.

But anther question is, if it's a slow drip, do you need to replace the whole valve, or when you hook up the new appliance, will you not have to worry about it as long as the new supply line seals well? This may not be the best practice, but if it is truly a slow drip, I would leave it alone - assuming you can't make the packing any tighter.
Tightening down the packing nut will also make the valve harder to turn.

Do people tighten the packing nut with the valve on or off, or does it not matter?
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There is no packing nut under the handle. Here is one taken apart.

Only leak sources would be the white plastic seat under the hose adaptor or the O-ring on the 1/2" MIP threaded stem.

The hose adaptor comes off the valve body with a hex head wrench.
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There's probably a seal inside of the stem.
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There's probably a seal inside of the stem.
I took the valve assembly fully apart. Below are the photos:

Parts for reference:
A: valve body
B: ball valve
C: white plastic seat(one in front of and behind ball valve)
D: hose adaptor
E: we'll call this ball stem

To get to the washers on the ball stem you have to:
-remove the hose adaptor(D),
-remove the front white plastic seat(C)
-then align the ball valve(B) in the proper orientation with the keyway to pop the ball valve out
-then you can remove the ball stem to replace washers.
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Dear All,

I have a slow drip occurring from my washing machine supply valve.



It is the area noted in number 3.

Any advice on what I can do to get it from dripping slowly?

Basically, I sent my old washer away and was awaiting delivery on my new washer and noticed water dripping from the source (supply valve).

Any help would be much appreciated!
SO for your problem it may be just a matter of tightening the hose adaptor with a hex head wrench to more fully compress the white plastic seat shown in the above photos. Or you may have to take the hose adaptor off and replace the white plastic seat.

Have your remedied this problem yet?

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