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Do I need to change this fitting ?

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by Gary111, 27 Apr 2021.

  1. Gary111

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    Hi, this washing machine fitting on a rental flat I have looks dodgy on the surface should I replace it ?
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    There has been a leak, causing the staining.
     
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    Thanks, could it be a damp environment though ?
    Also would I need to replace it for a new tenancy ?
    Buy how would we know if the innards were affected ?
     
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    you are renting the place out and making money from it, spend £3 and fit a new one
     
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    The position of the plastic handle suggests it is turned on. It is not capped, so why to water flooding out? Those plastic handles often break - perhaps it is turned off and the plastic handle just spins?
     
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    Thanks, this is the one from the hot side that I removed as it was redundant.
    The cold one has similar corrosion
     
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    It's probably just corrosion from condensation - the pipe/ fitting being colder than the air around it and nothing to worry about. If the hot outlet isn't needed, it might be a good idea to fit a cap on it, to seal it properly or even have the pipe cut back to its source. Not many / any machines need an hot fill these days.
     
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