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I have replaced the hot water supply valve from the wall iand it is brand new and does not leak when it is in the off position. However when it is turned on and the washer is not running it drips water into the machine. Is this a problem with the washing machine itself? Is there a check valve internal to the machine that needs to be replaced?

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Your water inlet valve on the back of the washer is not closing all the way,,,they get corrosion buildup in them and all you can do is replace it!

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A picture, model, or brand of the type of faucet you have will be helpful as there are only three types of faucets. One hole, two hole, and three hole faucets. The one hole ones have two types: a single hot or cold, or a mixer valve to combine hot and cold into a single faucet. Each have a surface mount or wall mount version.

They all follow the same similar installation method. Turn off water supply. Unscrew supply lines from supply to underside of the faucet. a Plumber's wrench is needed or a spanning crescent wrench to remove the supply lines.

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-from underneath, install the new faucet using the supplied hardware.
-Use plumbers tape (Teflon tape). It's often a white or pink silicon tape around the threads prior to screwing the supply lines back in. Re-connect the supply line.

-Open hot water faucet to maximum. Slowly turn on the water supply. Watch for leaks and drips. If any close the water supply and undo the supply leads and apply more Teflon tape.

- to apply tape. Start at the end and pull tightly, wind the tape into the threads in the direction of the turn. Do not wind in opposite direction.

-Try to turn on water again, turn slowly until it is at maximum, watch for leaks and drips.

-now slowly close the faucet and continue watching for leaks and drops.

If the faucet is fully closed and there is no leaks, you've done a good job... basic plumbing 101.

Now if your pipes are solder types and not screwed in supply line, and you're not confident with a torch or have little experience, ask for help from a friend who has some torch knowledge or hire a plumber. It is simple to do but requires a lot more steps than simply screwing in and unscrewing supply lines.

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If it is older than 15 - 20 years and leaking on the floor under the tank, purchase and install a new appliance, If the T&P valve is leaking, change the valve. If it still leaks, replace the expansion tank which should on the supply water line. Try not to install an expansion tank "on its side". BEFORE YOU DO ANYTHING, make certain your incoming water pressure does not exceed 65 -70 psi. This could be the real problem. If so, install a new water pressure regulator. It is usually located inside the basement wall. In a Garden Home, it may be outside at the curb in the ground by the water meter. It may be in the ground buried near the entry through the foundation. It may be near the water heater.

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I have a fisher and paykel washing machine.Its started leaking under the machine when its do the rinse.


The leak could be from:
  • the pump
  • one of the hoses that attaches to the pump system

It is likely to be the pump. However, to verify where the leak is coming from do the following:
  1. Make sure the washer is empty of excess water. (Run the Spin cycle, if not sure.)
  2. Unplug the washer.
  3. Turn off the hot and cold water supply taps.
  4. Disconnect the hot and cold water supply lines.
  5. Pull the washer away from the wall a couple feet.
  6. Have a helper tip the washer back toward the wall and hold it up securely for you!
  7. Get down on the floor with a flashlight and look up underneath the washer for the pump. It will have a small fan blade as well as wiring and water tubing going to it.
  8. If you see signs of rust or water drops on the pump, the pump impeller shaft seal is probably leaking. Order a new pump and install it. It takes no tools and about 20 minutes as follows...

  1. Get a roll of paper towels.
  2. Make sure the washer is empty as above.
  3. Unplug the washer.
  4. Turn off hot and cold taps.
  5. Disconnect hot and cold supply lines.
  6. Pull washer away from the wall a foot or two.
  7. Tip the washer back toward the wall.
  8. Have a strong, reliable helper hold the washer in that position -- firmly against the wall.
  9. Get down on the floor. Lie on your back and put your head and arm under the washer (that's why you need a good helper!).
  10. Unplug the electrical wiring to the pump. (The GWL11 has 2 wiring connectors.)
  11. Slide a shallow plastic dishpan under the pump to catch any water.
  12. Find and bend back slightly (don't break it!) the plastic retaining latch that holds the pump in place.
  13. Rotate the pump counter-clockwise about 60 degrees, until it comes free.
  14. Note the angle/position of the pump as you pull it free. This is the same angle/position you'll use when you put in the new one.
  15. Have your helper clean up any excess water that ran onto the floor.
  16. Install the new pump.
  17. Have your helper lower the washer to the floor.
  18. Reconnect the washer to the hot and cold water supplies.
  19. Open the hot and cold taps.
  20. Plug in the washer.
  21. Test the washer with no clothes in it.
BTW - Cleaning all dust out from under the washer a couple times a year should help prevent pump squealing and leaking in the future.

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My front loading washer always fills with water when i am not using it


It sounds like one of the automatic water fill valves in the machine is leaking water when washer is off and the valves are closed. There are two manual water supply valves at the wall behind the washer, one for hot water and one for cold. Close the manual hot water supply valve and allow the washer to sit and see if it fills with water. If it does fill, then the cold water automatic fill valve is leaking. If not, then open the hot water manual supply valve and close the cold water manual supply valve. Allow the washer to sit again and see if it fills. If it does then the hot water automatic fill valve is leaking. Replace the leaking valve in your washer. You can order the new valve online using washer brand and model number on a appliance parts web store, or maybe even find it at a local appliance parts store.

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I dont know what the piece is called but it goes on the back of my front load washer and it seperates the hot water from the cold water and its cracked


Are you referring to the water valve assembly? If so, you can purchase a new assembly. Check with a parts distributor. You will need the brand and model number.

Unplug the washer. Turn off the water supply (hot and cold) to the washer and disconnect the hoses at the washer (there is no need to disconnect the hoses at the wall). Make certain that you replace the hoses correctly on the new water valve with corresponding hot and cold hoses coming from the wall. Disconnect the wire harnesses to each temperature (hot and cold) on the water valve. The harnesses should be color-coded. Replace them correctly on the new valve. Turn the water supply back on and plug in the washer. Run a small water level while testing different temperatures (hot, cold and warm). Check for water leaks and proper temperature.

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This fill hose is leaking on my maytag a612 washing machine. It is leaking at the little plastic thing that the hose runs through. Is it possible just to bypass whatever that is?


Hi FordMan! The little thing is the water inlet valve and it is not possible to bypass it, since that is what allows the water to flow into the washer and is what also shuts the water off, once the tub is at the level needed or selected.

However, you might discover that if you shut off the main water supply valves at the house connection point, you can just tighten the hose connection at the water valve, as it might just be a little bit loose.

If that's not the problem, remove both the hot and cold water supply hoses from the washer side and replace the rubber washers in the hose ends.

And if that doesn't resolve the leaking problem, you'll have to replace the water inlet valve to stop the leak. But try the first 2 steps before you move onto replacing the valve.

If you discover you need a new valve, you can go to www.searspartsdirect.ocm and with the full model number of your washer, locate the replacement valve and see a line drawing of your washer and get the price for the valve. This is an easy repair for most DIYr's to tackle and you should be able to do it, once you've got the parts, in about 20-30 minutes with just a couple of common hand tools. Just remember to unplug the washer before attempting any repair and turn off the water supply connection at the wall near the washer.

I will suggest, as the manufacturers all do these days, that if your machine is over 8-10 years old, you also replace both the Hot and Cold water supply hoses, as hoses tend to start to break down after 8 years and could rupture causing extensive water damage, etc.

Hope you find this Very Helpful and best regards!

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