To repair a leaking washing machine shut-off valve, generally all that is required is to tighten the packing nut, but if that does not stop the leak, the packing washer is damaged and must be replaced. Replacing the packing washer requires an adjustable wrench, a screwdriver and no plumbing experience.Know More
If the valve gets used regularly, it is likely that the packing nut has became loose and is the cause of the leak. This is the most common problem causing the leak with newer valves. Follow the steps below to repair the leaking shut-off valve.
For newer washing machines featuring a computer, conducting a master reset is the first step when the machine does not spin or drain. For older machines, troubleshooting the lid switch and the pressure switch is the first step. These initial steps can save the cost of a professional service call.Full Answer >
A clogged or damaged water inlet valve can prevent a washing machine from filling up properly. Remove the valve from the machine to clean it properly or replace it if necessary. Tools for removal and cleaning include pliers, a screwdriver, soap and a scrub brush. The time required may range from 30 minutes to 2 hours.Full Answer >
To safely test a washing machine's water inlet valve, the power and water supply must first be turned off. The power can be disconnected by unplugging the washer or by switching off the circuit breaker. The water supply should be turned off and the hoses disconnected from the washer.Full Answer >
General Electric washing machine replacement parts can be found at Sears Parts Direct, Repair Clinic and Parts Select. GE's website also has replacement parts available for purchase.Full Answer >