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Basic question: what's this part called please!?

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by potato80, 25 Aug 2020.

  1. potato80

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    Our washing machine inlet hose is connected to it.

    In an attempt to turn the water off to the machine (for a separate repair!), I've found out that turning the lever doesn't actually stop the water - there's still a drip from the end of the pipe.

    I'll be able to repair it myself, if I know the name

    Thanks in advance
     

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  4. potato80

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    Super; thanks!
     
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    Check the lever is turning the spindle fully, there may not actually be anything wrong with the valve itself. Those plastic levers aren't very strong, and have a habit of breaking. Undo the retaining screw, remove the handle and see if a tweak with a small adjustable on the spindle actually closes the valve completely before condemning it.
     
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    I'll have a fiddle, thanks
     
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    I always recommend that my customers operate their shut off valves at least once a year, if they can - especially their mains stop tap. Shut off valves are notorious for tightening up over time, the less they are used (especially gate valves). Operating them once or twice a year keeps them moving so hopefully they should work when they are really needed.
     
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  8. potato80

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    Really helpful, cheers
     
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