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    • grumpyboy
    • By grumpyboy 18th May 17, 10:26 AM
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    washing machine hose and mini-stop valves
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    • 18th May 17, 10:26 AM
    washing machine hose and mini-stop valves 18th May 17 at 10:26 AM
    When I try to fit a washing machine hose onto a mini stop valve, why does the blue or red plastic handle always get impeded by the cap of the hose so you can't turn it fully on? Is it a common problem? Is there a better valve to use or a particular hose brand? Or is it just another bad british design?
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    • Ebe Scrooge
    • By Ebe Scrooge 18th May 17, 10:43 AM
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    • 18th May 17, 10:43 AM
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    • 18th May 17, 10:43 AM
    I've never had a problem with them. Maybe the red/blue tap was fitted incorrectly in the first place ? A picture may help ?
    I may not know much about art, but I know what I like.
    • Norman Castle
    • By Norman Castle 18th May 17, 11:17 AM
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    • 18th May 17, 11:17 AM
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    • 18th May 17, 11:17 AM
    Try removing the coloured plastic lever and rotating it 180 degrees.
    Don't harass a hippie. You'll get bad karma.
    • MisterP123
    • By MisterP123 18th May 17, 12:32 PM
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    • #4
    • 18th May 17, 12:32 PM
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    • 18th May 17, 12:32 PM
    Try removing the coloured plastic lever and rotating it 180 degrees.
    Originally posted by Norman Castle
    This. Every appliance valve I've ever seen has had the valve handle over the compression joint when open.

    Like this

    • grumpyboy
    • By grumpyboy 18th May 17, 1:04 PM
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    • #5
    • 18th May 17, 1:04 PM
    Valve
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    • 18th May 17, 1:04 PM
    Your handle has clearance with the blue nut. I would put an image in but the insert picture icon wants a URL rather than a pc location!!! How do you get a picture in?
    • MisterP123
    • By MisterP123 18th May 17, 1:21 PM
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    • 18th May 17, 1:21 PM
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    • 18th May 17, 1:21 PM
    Your handle has clearance with the blue nut. I would put an image in but the insert picture icon wants a URL rather than a pc location!!! How do you get a picture in?
    Originally posted by grumpyboy
    You need to upload to an image hosting site first, then copy the link here, but as you're new user you'll have to remove the https://www bit

    See here
    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=1690399
    • grumpyboy
    • By grumpyboy 18th May 17, 1:31 PM
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    • 18th May 17, 1:31 PM
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    • 18th May 17, 1:31 PM
    What a nightmare! Thanks anyway. In the meanwhile my blue handle binds on the blue nut and is mounted so the nut to unscrew it is awkwardly located. Guess some brands of hose/valve are better then.
    • Norman Castle
    • By Norman Castle 18th May 17, 1:36 PM
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    • 18th May 17, 1:36 PM
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    • 18th May 17, 1:36 PM
    ^ Many valves are supplied with a blue and red lever to be fitted by the user. Presumably yours was fitted incorrectly.
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    • grumpyboy
    • By grumpyboy 18th May 17, 2:01 PM
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    • 18th May 17, 2:01 PM
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    • 18th May 17, 2:01 PM
    No its like yours but either the blue nut extends much further towards the handle or the handle is longer and binds on it. Personally I haven't seen one that doesn't until I saw yours. Not that I've a lot of experience ...
    • nofoollikeold
    • By nofoollikeold 19th May 17, 4:23 PM
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    It happens because many of the valves are cheap rubbish made down to a price.
    Two options:
    1. Use an additional rubber washer in the screw cap.
    2. Replace with a decent valve like a Pegler.
    • molerat
    • By molerat 19th May 17, 4:47 PM
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    I have found that some hoses do have very deep nuts
    www.helpforheroes.org.uk/donations.html
    • premkit
    • By premkit 20th May 17, 4:05 PM
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    Try putting in an extra rubber washer that will bring it out enough.
    • firefox1956
    • By firefox1956 20th May 17, 7:27 PM
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    I embarrassed myself in Toolstation one day with these valves that I could not get to work........
    Just turn the coloured lever with some force & it will click over.
    It will..........!!!
    HTH
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