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    Default Symmons Automatic Washing Machine Valve W-400 replacement

    I was hoping someone could help me with the replacement of an Automatic Washing Machine Valve W-400.

    My old valve doesn't shut off with the switch I am guessing the valve is bad. I need to replace my washing machine and therefore need to replace my Valve W-400.

    My question is I am planning on reusing the union ells which are existing, are there any issues I may run into by doing this? Do I need anything beyond the gasket and screws to mount the new valve?

    Thanks

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    Yes, you can turn the water off, unscrew the old one, and screw in a new one. I've found that it's worth the time to put some silicon plumber's grease on the mechanism before you mount the valve. I have one just like it, and the original lasted about 15-years...it was quicker to replace than to repair.
    Jim DeBruycker
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    Thank you. Dumb question what do you mean by 'mechanism'. Thanks

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    The ball valve.
    Jim DeBruycker
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