If the faucet still leaks after tightening the packing nut, the washer on the end of the valve stem needs to be replaced. Note that I never signed anything in my lease forbidding me to have a washing machine--you might want to check your own lease for details. If you want to try it, I've used Teflon tape with success instead of regular packing material. Defective seals often start out as a small water leak but can eventually cause a failure of the main tub bearing. Finally though, it did begin to leak.
What you can do depends on the valve itself. Check the door latch hook for signs of wear or distortion that may prevent a proper seal and replace if required. On my machine, the drain hose has to be in an upright position or the washing machine won't fill, so I attached it with a suction cup to the back of the shower. I have them up above the machine in view so it's easy to operate. Disconnect power to the appliance before attempting service.
The water leaks out in the area where the valve handle connects to the valve and sometimes under the things that look like big flat head screws. The water inlet valve on your washing machine controls the entry of hot and cold water into your washing machine. Thread an adapter onto the hot- and cold-water side of the automatic shut-off valve. Check to make sure that the threaded fittings are tightened securely and that the leak is not caused by the faucet. Do I need a hose hooked up to my hot water inlet? You may need to get some help to remove the washing machine drain hose from its position, but once this is managed, you should be able to do the rest of your project by yourself. Often when you want the valve to stop the flow of water, it will not do so as the rubber or plastic washer hidden within the valve has worn out.
Does it mean each time there's a valve problem I'm going to have to tear up the wall? We are exclusively for plumbing questions. All 4 of my outdoor faucets have this problem. The switch will control the water inlet valve and turn the valve off at the correct water level. If the valve is really old, you'll end up snapping the valve stem. Just added insurance to avoid a big problem. It is also strange that I have run the dishwasher several times and this doesn't seem to happen every time.
The hose should be fixed through these attempts. The cold valve is normal, and I have hot water in the adjacent sink. After seeing water last night on the floor, I cleaned it up, and reran the dishwasher. Also check the o-rings in the water hoses where the hose screws onto the valve. Removal of the front panel and door assembly is often required to replace the door seal. It will cost a few bucks more, but the process is much easier and the result is also nicer.
When I shut the faucet off the leaking from the bottom edge of the siding stops leaking and there is no leaking out of the faucet at all. I have tried putting teflon tape on the threads of the faucet. In the photos, you can even see a drop of water hanging off that nut. Use a and tighten the nut clockwise at the base of the stem while holding the handle in place. Remove the hose and submerge in water. Sounds like the packing inside of the faucet needs to be replaced, assuming this is similar to an outdoor hose faucet. If the leak is originating from the pump then a replacement is necessary.
There are usually 3 different types of water valves used for washing machines. Can you guys provide a me a very simple, easy fix that a non technical person can follow? Then clean up the threads, put on some fresh pipe dope, and screw on a new faucet. Then come back to the hose bibb, open it up release any air, let some water flow, turn it off, and there you go. A deteriorated or loose packing nut will cause the valve to leak. If the door catch is worn it may allow the door to be locked but still not provide a water tight seal. You may need a flat head screwdriver to remove the bushing if it is compressed. Get your wrench, and remove the bolt which holds the hose to the machine.
The supply hose is female hose fitting both ends --I just cobbled one together out of plastic hose repair fittings and clear braided tubing all available from Home Depot. The actual stem that connects the handle to the valve is surrounded by a packing material. I see a hex nut at the base of the stem that connects the handle to the valve body. Is this still something I should tackle myself, or would it be wiser to call a plumber? Remove power from the appliance before attempting service. Shutoff valves for the hot and cold water supply to a washing machine can develop leaks over time. Connie works for the Trenton Water Works as a meter repair person and read the above column with great interest. And even if you do get it unstuck, there's a chance the calcification inside the valve parts will not work to completely shut off the water.