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Old 07-30-2015, 02:45 PM   #16
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I found the model number.

I found the hot/cold shut off valves, they were right beside the washer. (In the pic, the left one is the HOT and right one is the COLD). The cold one turns, the hot one seems stuck. I tried turning it with a pair of work gloves on and still no go. Any ideas how to get it loose?




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Old 07-30-2015, 02:52 PM   #17
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Here are the manuals I found with the model number, I will take a quick look through them.


https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...9/L0305269.pdf
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...9/L0401315.pdf
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Ok, so no automatic temp control on that model. Just need to get that valve shut off so you can remove the hot water hose. Here is a view of the screens on the inlet valve assembly. As you can see, they are tucked inside and are a little difficult to get to to clean them or you can just replace the whole thing, it only runs around $13 and these machines are easy to service.

http://www.appliancepartspros.com/wh...ap3094541.html

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Any ideas how to loosen the valve? I tried brute force and it didn't work.
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Old 07-30-2015, 07:29 PM   #20
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Is the hot water valve fully open? If not, you can try to rock it back and forth between open and closed (hand pressure only). This can cause a slow drip, but SLIGHTLY loosen the packing nut, try the valve again, the re-tighten the nut. If it drips afterward, the stem packing will need to be replaced and at that point, I would rebuild the whole thing.

Oh. Is the piping copper or galvanized?
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Any ideas how to loosen the valve? I tried brute force and it didn't work.
Soak valve with wd40, or pb blaster, let it soak for awhile then carefully work it back and forth (cw/ccw) and try to loosen it. Use a rag on the gate valve handle and hold it underneath with other hand for support. If no luck, it may have to be replaced or rebuilt. Just a suggestion.
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I tried using a propane torch on it for a few seconds and then turning with a pair of work gloves on, still won't budge. I think I might leave it alone.
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Good idea for now ghary.

It's working now, once you mess with it, it may not work anymore or leak, and then you would have to replace or rebuild it.
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