Single-Lever Valve Does Not Shut Off

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by tromo, Feb 18, 2008.

  1. tromo

    tromo New Member

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    I have a single-lever valve for my washing machine. It is manufactured by Symmons (W400 or W500 - http://www.symmons.com/products/res_product_detail.cfm?id=401&category=9&function=24). It is only 2 years old and it was installed by a professional plumber. However, the valve does not shut off when I move the lever to the off position. Is there something a DIYer can do, or should I call the experts?

    Thanks in advance!
  2. Redwood

    Redwood Master Plumber

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    Its a relativly easy fix... !st get the exact same valve. turn off the water to the house and check that it is off. Remove the 2 stainless steel screws holding the old valve on the elbows. Put the new seals and valve on tighten the screws and turn on the water again. Install a set of stainless steel no-burst hoses while your at it.
  3. tromo

    tromo New Member

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    $38 and about 10 minutes later (most of the time spent turning off the main water supply) works like a charm! Thanks for the tip!
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