Replacing washing machine valves

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The harrymanimus

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Hello, I have some washing machine valves that do work. They are pretty hard to turn off completely. Of course I don't do this much. I was thinking I might want to replace them with quarter turn before I get new flooring. There's no accessible part to put a wrench on to hold steady while unscrewing the valve. I could cut a small amount of drywall and trying peek in. Had a plumber mention it would be a 16x24 hole in the drywall and removing the whole box and putting in a whole bunch of new piping and fittings.

Maybe replacing the whole thing isn't worth it, maybe there is an adapter they make that has a shut off, and I could leave those wide open, or maybe I just upgrade the internals of this old one?

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Sure You probebly can do that turn off water remove top and service the valves replace the washers
 

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All valves like that in you pic are repairable., And yes, you can add aftermarket garden hose ball valves, but, get the ones with longer levers on them.
 

The harrymanimus

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Thank you, if I were to search for repairing these versus replacing them, are there some key words/search terms that would turn up the relevant information? Like names of the parts inside, words like “washer” have two meanings here and are not returning good info.
 
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