Washing machine valve


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Old 10-18-20, 02:18 PM
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Washing machine valve

I bought a new washing machine to replace the old ones, and in the process I wanted to replace the hose as itís 10 years old as well (no issues just wanted to replace it for future piece of mind)

I when trying to disconnect the cold water hose, it was pretty stuck and rusted. After trying for some time and using WD40, and checking some YouTube videos, I used a hacksaw to release it

Problem is after I did that, I noticed the valves are also pretty old (but the work), and unfortunately it seems I chipped the top side after sawing, and in both valves I guess because I used force to remove the host the edges are a bit scratched

i thought of just replacing the valve and thought because there is a bolt (as seen in the picture) itís just an unscrew and replace with new ones from Home Depot, however it seems this is not a bolt itís part of the valve, I tried extensively with 2 wrenches one to lock and one to twist, but I believe itís not that simple. I checked the valve brand website and it seems they only sell valves which have a long bottom and not small ones

I really donít want to make this a big Reno project where I cut the drywall and redo piping, so was wondering if any experienced members can advise if the valves are still ok even with the scratches and the exterior chip
i tried connecting the hose and running th water and nothing is leaking from what I can see

PS- one side question, in the host valve there are some small openings between the valve and the plastic and a small crack in plastic, what can I fill those with to make sure no drops go down the wall?




Inside of cold valve is ok the sawing is on the outside

 
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Old 10-18-20, 03:21 PM
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In my opinion, at this point you need to hire a professional and give yourself credit for trying.
 
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Old 10-18-20, 04:01 PM
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Welcome to the forums.

They use several different style valves with those Oatey boxes.
Usually you can pull the trim plate off that goes around the box and look in under it.

The hoses seal to the face of those valves. They use a washer similar to a garden hose.
That means the washer is pretty thick. You should be ok there.
 
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Old 10-19-20, 06:10 AM
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Thanks a lot, Iím considering connecting it and monitoring for a few days see if anything leaks
 
 

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