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Disconnect Washing machine (Cold Supply Value)

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by Stattman, 24 Mar 2014.

  1. Stattman

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    Hi Forum,

    I need to disconnect my washing machine (cold supply only) and I noticed that the connection has what seems a small value, whereas I was expecting a blue handle type switch.



    I did try and turn the head with some long-nosed pliers and only managed a quarter turn (if that). I've since sprayed it with WD40. But before I continue, I would appreciate advice if what I'm doing is correct, or if it might be the case that the real value is behind the washing machine - connected to the other end of the hose?

    Many Thanks.

    Regards
    Mark
     
  2. Burnerman

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    Is a normal valve, Mark - with the blue turn button missing!
    John :)
     
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    Many Thanks!

    The WD40 seemed to work I gently used some pump pliers to rotate 90 degrees. Given the time of day I will try disconnection tomorrow..

    Cheers
    Mark
     
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    Yeah, some people remove the wee handle to stop little fingers playing with it :)
     
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