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Washing machine water shutoff valve can't close

I bought another washing machine so I need to remove the old one. Before removing the hose from hot and cold valve i need to close the valve, but I couldnt. Its very difficult to turn it clockwise. I tried to turn on the washer so the water gets the machine releasing some pressure...but i still could not turn it. what should i do?

I tried to turn off the main shutoff valve outside the house...but same problem. Please help.

thanks,
Dan

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What you need is a pressure pliers tool , that will do the job, thanks AJ

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