How to replace washing machine valves, cut offs. Easy! Home Mender.


Hello this is Dustin with Home Mender
and today we are going to be replacing some cut-offs on a washer box. Usually
they can be rebuilt. This one cannot. Let’s get to it. Now you can see from our
washer box here these are dripping. They’re pretty beat
up. This handle is broken and I can twist it and it’s twisting inside the wall. I
don’t like that. Just tightening your washer hose on there can snap it off in
the wall and then we’ve got a problem. We’re going to start by cutting a hole
on top of the box since it’s running up this is where I want to make my repair
so we’re going to cut the hole out of the drywall with a keyhole saw and we’re
going to do it nice and neat so we can put that piece of drywall right back in
after we’re finished. It looks like some jerk has run flex Quest pipe and that’s
why it’s sitting in there crooked. Let’s go valve the water off at the
street before we go any further. We got our water valved off at the street. Alright, so we’ve got Quest pipe. If you have copper or pex you can cut it with
a tube cutter and then use the shark bite fitting. We’re going to repair it the
same way although I have quest you may have some other kind of pipe so we’re
just going to nip the pipe off at the bottom. See how we’re going to be able to
tie it back in. When we go to make the repair. We’ll do a nice clean cut a
little further up. Now you can’t see this very well but I’m going to get a wrench on the nut that’s securing this to the box. It’s not securing it very well but
holding it in there nonetheless. Alright, I’ve got my little nut off. We’re going to do the same with the cold side. Nut. So I found all the parts we need to get
this thing repaired. We’re going to set our valve inside the box and then secure
it to the box with a nut. This guy’s threaded inside so we’re
going to take a half inch male and pipe dope it in to the bottom of the valve
and we’re going to glue C PVC fittings into our feed line and then we’re going
to connect it with this shark bite poly butylene to-CPVC adapter. Now you
can’t see what I’m doing inside the wall so I’m going to explain it as we go but
if you need help just revert back to my demonstration. Valve goes in to the box.
We’re going to dope the threads inside and we’re going to dope the outside
threads on our half-inch male. All the way around. Use our metal ring to secure
it to the box. We are going to need to cut a little more drywall out to be able
to get to it. Going to remove the cover to the washer box. We’re going this extra
step just so I can make sure I get good turns on my fittings and it’s not going
to leak inside the wall without me knowing. Now we can make sure we get good
turns on it. That’s good and secure to the box. Now we’re going to take our doped
fitting and thread it down into the cutoff. Get a few turns on that. That
isn’t going anywhere. To complete we’re going to tie in CPVC, run it up and shark
bite it to our quest line. Now we’re going to go ahead and set our other
valve. Secure with the nut. That’s good and secure. Now pipe dope the inside of
the threads of your valve and the outside of the threads of your CPVC male. When that’s good and doped, go ahead and screw it onto your valve. Perfect. Now we’re ready to run the feed. Now I’ve got
my little $20 tube cutter here. It’s going to give me a nice even cut on my
poly butylene line and that way my sharkbite is going to fit on nice and
we’re one step closer to clean clothes. Next I’m going to put my shark bite
fittings on. I’ve got the gray side towards the poly butylene. This is a
special shark bite adapter. One side is gray, one side is tan so we can go to
copper, CPVC or pretty much anything you want. I’m going to hold the pipe, get
a good click on it and pull back. Shark bite #2 . Make sure you get
those on real tight. Push it all the way in and pull it back just to make sure
it’s tight. Now this one I think I can go straight down with it but this one’s
just too much of an angle so I’m going to have to shoot it out and then down
with a 90. Now we can position our pipe by hand and then measure so we
know how long to cut our piece of pipe. They should run about a half inch into
each of the fittings. Now from pipe to pipe, I’ve got five inches but given my half
inch on both sides, I’m going to cut this pipe at six.
Measure your C PVC and make a mark. Cut it with your tube cutter. Perfect. Now
this is going to glue into this fitting with this guy fitting right into the
shark bite. Next we’re going to take our purple primer and we’re going to prime
the outside of the pipe. Now prime the inside of the fitting. Run the glue same
place we put our primer and inside the fitting. Run your pipe and give it a
quarter turn. Alright, we gave that about five minutes drying time, now we’re ready
to connect our shark bite to the feed. That one’s good to go. Now we can do our
other side. This one’s running horizontal so we’re going to shoot it out with an
elbow and turn it straight down. Go into our fitting down below. We’re going to
hold our elbow as if it’s coming out of the pipe then we’re going to get
accurate height on the pipe. Looks like about four inches tight but again we’re
going to add a half inch to go into each fitting on the sides. We’re going to cut
this one at five. Next we’re going to cut a small piece of pipe to go into our
elbow and fit into our sharkbite. Our pipe is going to come out of the
shark bite, turn down with an elbow, piece of pipe connecting to our valve. Don’t forget to prime your fitting at
the cutoff. Glue with a quarter turn. Now let’s let that set a minute. Now that our L shaped piece is dried a little bit, we’re going to go ahead and glue it
into our fitting and connect the sharkbite. Perfect. Now let’s give that
time to set. We’ll cut on the water and give it a test. Alright so we got our
water back on at the street. It’s looking good. No leaks.
I do have pressure. Cutting off and looking good.
So all that’s left is it button up the wall, put the drywall back and get it
mudded and painted. If you need help with that be sure to watch the Home Mender
how to repair drywall video. So that’s it! Super easy. You just completed your first
major plumbing repair, saved yourself a couple hundred dollars and the next time
you see a plumber on the street, you can shoot him the “peace”. So for Home Mender Inc. this is Dustin. I hope you learned something today and if you did don’t forget to click subscribe. Thanks for watching.

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