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Plumber/ washing machine help please

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banned8y, 6m agoPosted 8 years, 6 months ago
Washing machine leaking right above elctric socket so cant be left (dont ask who ut the chuffin thing there) how far round do you turn the little red tap to stop the water, i hope that makes sense
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banned8y, 6m agoPosted 8 years, 6 months ago
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1 Like #1
90º to the right it should be. Hope this helps.
1 Like #2
If it is on the pipe, turn to a right angle
1 Like #3
to the right until it stops.
banned#4
errm it is already pointing that way, i have pulled it down, also got a little thing you can turn with the screw driver i have turned that too, hopefully this will have turned the water off, trouble is washer is running, will it knacker machne if it cannot pull hot water or will it pull off the cold if it cant get hot
1 Like #5
Don't run it with the water off!!!
banned#6
thesaint
Don't run it with the water off!!!


oh cack, i canna leave washing in their:w00t:
1 Like #7
The machine should take from the cold pipe if it can't get it from the hot, if it doesn't, you should be able to tell as it will make a strange noise! Good luck!
#8
sassie
oh cack, i canna leave washing in their:w00t:


Advance it to the spin cycle, this will stop it drawing water, and allow you to get your clothes out.
#9
thesaint
Don't run it with the water off!!!

Should be OK if it's just the hot turned off?
banned#10
chrysha
Should be OK if it's just the hot turned off?


it is just the hot turned off, the red thing was already pointing longwise to the right i have pulled it down
#11
chrysha
Should be OK if it's just the hot turned off?


The problem is, you don't know whether the other controls are working correctly/at all.
banned#12
thesaint
The problem is, you don't know whether the other controls are working correctly/at all.


they are both working correct, its just the hot has a leal where it meets the hot water pipe, i assume the seal has gone in the end, but a bit cream crackered till i can find someone to srt it, or get to a diy store
banned#13
anyone know if you can buy just the seals or will i have to get a new hose?
#14
sassie
they are both working correct, its just the hot has a leal where it meets the hot water pipe, i assume the seal has gone in the end, but a bit cream crackered till i can find someone to srt it, or get to a diy store

Sounds like you're OK to finish what you've started, wouldn't take in the neighbours washing though if I were you!;-)
banned#15
chrysha
Sounds like you're OK to finish what you've started, wouldn't take in the neighbours washing though if I were you!;-)


lol i could really do with some good luck of late, and why does everything always go tits up on a chuffin sunday:x
#16
sassie
they are both working correct, its just the hot has a leal where it meets the hot water pipe, i assume the seal has gone in the end, but a bit cream crackered till i can find someone to srt it, or get to a diy store

You can just get the seals - but might be hard to find.
[mod] 1 Like #17
Sassie, you have my sympathy - nightmare having no washer & kids.

Is there not a blue tap as well ? - most washers have only cold water supply (blue) or both hot/cold (red + blue)
http://diydata.com/plumbing/washing_machine/wmfeed.gif

If you need to empty the drum once everything is switched off take the waste water pipe & stick it in a bowl below the level of the drum & let gravity empty it, then you should be able to open the door

http://diydata.com/plumbing/washing_machine/waste2.gif

Happened to me once & my Dad showed me what to do. Good luck :thumbsup:
banned#18
i have left it running, see what happens, is there anywhere to convert a hot and cold fill to just a cold fill?
1 Like #19
This is in the ON position

http://www.screwfix.com/sfd/i/cat/58/p1087458_x.jpg


Sometimes the plastic tap can be worn and just spin on the lug.
You might have to take it off with a philips screwdriver and use pliers to turn it off, be gentle tho.

You can run the machine as long as it has a cold feed.



sassie
i have left it running, see what happens, is there anywhere to convert a hot and cold fill to just a cold fill?


Yes ya can get a Y connector.
banned#20
thanks owlass yes that is how it was, and i have pulled it down, if i put a y connector on it then i will obviously have to get the hot water one sealed off yeah? as in its not wise to leave as it is and just turned to off?
[mod]#21
sassie
i have left it running, see what happens, is there anywhere to convert a hot and cold fill to just a cold fill?


Not sure if you can convert. Most newer models have cold feed only. My old Hoover only used hot water supply on very hot wash. As they only use a few litres of water, the hot feed wouldn't have a chance to run long enough to get really hot so think the washer would still have to heat the water any way. My current Bosch is cold feed only.

The replacement water pipes are pretty cheap. I got one from B&Q in the past as the one that came with the washer was too short & I changed it myself (if you can manage to pull the machine out) + have a bucket underneath to catch water when you're changing any cables.

Again hope it gets sorted soon - I know it's a real pain ;-)

Edit
: If its the valve good luck replacing it. I got a plumber to change ours as it didn't have the screw thing underneath to cut of the water supply & I had visions of me flooding the utility. He added one at the same time as he put new valve on.
banned#22
I have hated this washer ever since i have had it, about 6 years so maybe its time for a new one
#23
sassie
thanks owlass yes that is how it was, and i have pulled it down, if i put a y connector on it then i will obviously have to get the hot water one sealed off yeah? as in its not wise to leave as it is and just turned to off?

You would have to get the hot feed sealed off, so it would be more economical to replace the seal (or the pipe if you can't get the seal) A Y connector would connect both your inlet pipes to the cold feed.
#24
sassie
thanks owlass yes that is how it was, and i have pulled it down, if i put a y connector on it then i will obviously have to get the hot water one sealed off yeah? as in its not wise to leave as it is and just turned to off?



As chrysha said

All depends where the leak is from.
The Y connector would only be good to take from the cold feed and split it to cold / hot inlets on the machine.
If the hot feed is still good, fit new hoses and washers, make sure the little filters (they just pull out of the inlets) are not clogged up too.
1 Like #25
Has it stopped leaking? If its not leaking youll be ok to just leave it running of the cold feed. It just means the machine will have to heat up the water to the required temperature. It may use a bit more electric but wont cause any problems imo.
banned#26
it is still running and leak has stopped, waiting to get intouch with a friend to see how much it goona be to convert to a cold feed only, as i dont really feel to confident about removing the pipe (as electics underneath) also looking soon to get a new washer that will be a cold fill only, thanks for all your help guys, depending on the cost may have to go for it myself
1 Like #27
If you have turned off the hot tap, but want a warm wash, just put a few pan loads of hot / warm water into the machine through the door. I have done this sometimes to save electricity as mine is a cold only feed. Have you seen the speed of the dial on the meter when the machine is heating up water! We are on E7, so try to do the washing early in the morning (and annoy the neigbours when it spins).
#28
sassie
it is still running and leak has stopped, waiting to get intouch with a friend to see how much it goona be to convert to a cold feed only, as i dont really feel to confident about removing the pipe (as electics underneath) also looking soon to get a new washer that will be a cold fill only, thanks for all your help guys, depending on the cost may have to go for it myself


Waste of money paying someone to convert it imo. Just leave it as is is until you get a new one. Its really not worth worrying about. :thumbsup:

EDIT: Come to think about it though the only problem you have is a little rubber washer which costs about 20p.
#29
Chrysha in post #24 mention a Y connector. I think this would work, but not the way mentioned. I'd connect the Y connecter to the cold water pipe, then connect the cold (blue) and hot (red) hoses to the two outlets on the Y connector. This way your machine only takes in cold water, thus no need to convert. Both connectors and hoses are relatively cheap and readily available in DIY stores. Make sure you get the reverse Y connector though.
banned#30
it never bothered me before as i had a tank that had warm/hot water in, now it draws off the combi and is real hot, and worried i shouldnt have a hot fill with a combi, sorry im not really up on these things
#31
You need one of these (might be made out of steel).
http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2008-3/1301168/yconnect.jpg
#32
Leave it as it is or get a 20p rubber washer from any hardware shop. Chances are when you buy a new machine it will only feed of the cold anyway. :thumbsup:
banned#33
jtx
Leave it as it is or get a 20p rubber washer from any hardware shop. Chances are when you buy a new machine it will only feed of the cold anyway. :thumbsup:


so is it fine to be drawing off the combi?
#34
sassie
so is it fine to be drawing off the combi?


Yes, it is the same as when you open a hot tap.
banned#35
oh ok, i just wasnt sure, just worried, best not knacker new boiler
#36
Predikuesi
Chrysha in post #24 mention a Y connector. I think this would work, but not the way mentioned. I'd connect the Y connecter to the cold water pipe, then connect the cold (blue) and hot (red) hoses to the two outlets on the Y connector. This way your machine only takes in cold water, thus no need to convert. Both connectors and hoses are relatively cheap and readily available in DIY stores. Make sure you get the reverse Y connector though.

Er - that's what I said!
banned#37
my combi is firing on the dhw preheat every 11 minutes, so it must still be leaking through, if i have turned the thing off how can it do this - aaaaaaaaaaargggggggghhhhhhhhh
#38
sassie
my combi is firing on the dhw preheat every 11 minutes, so it must still be leaking through, if i have turned the thing off how can it do this - aaaaaaaaaaargggggggghhhhhhhhh

Can you disconnect the pipe (put a bucket under it), then you'll be able to see if it's leaking and then turn it off properly. If you also follow the hot pipe back to where it's connected, there may be somewhere else you can turn it off, usually a screw that you turn 90 degrees.
banned#39
Right guys new hose pipe on and no leak, boiler stopped pre-heatinf every 10 mins too, so obvioulsy the valves aint working too well, well i was under sink also come across a tiny leak on the hot water pipe, got a firend coming tomorrow to sort it, all this mans work aint good for me, time to find a hubby me thinks:w00t:
#40
.....err...........................moving abroad soon :whistling:

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