How to Add Washer Safety Valve

How to Add Washer Safety Valve

Use a washer safety valve kit to protect your plumbing lines from water damage. Follow these instructions and learn what tools and materials you need to do the job.



 How to Add Washer Safety Valve

How to Add Washer Safety Valve

Use a washer safety valve kit to protect your plumbing lines from water damage. Follow these instructions and learn what tools and materials you need to do the job.

 How to Add Washer Safety Valve

How to Add Washer Safety Valve

Use a washer safety valve kit to protect your plumbing lines from water damage. Follow these instructions and learn what tools and materials you need to do the job.

By Gene and Katie Hamilton

Tools Required

  • Adjustable wrench
  • Slip joint pliers

Materials Required

  • Washer Safety Valve kit

Tools Required

  • Adjustable wrench
  • Slip joint pliers

Materials Required

  • Washer Safety Valve kit
  • Step 1 : Turn off the water

    Turn off the controls to the hot and cold water valves usually located behind or above the washing machine.

  • Step 2 : Disconnect and unplug

    Unplug the machine's power cord. Disconnect the hot and cold water supply hoses at the water valves. If you have to move the washing machine to reach the hoses, carefully push the unit away from the wall so you can access the back where the hoses are located. Use a wrench if the hose fittings are rusty.

  • Step 3 : Connect the solenoid valves

    Connect the solenoid valves

    Connect the inlet side of the hot and cold solenoid valves to the hot and cold water valves where the washing machine water supply hoses were connected. Then connect the washing machine water supply hoses to the outlet side of the hot and cold water solenoid valves.

  • Step 4 : Connect the cords

    Connect the cords

    Connect the two electrical cords from the control box to the hot and cold solenoid valves.

    Connect cords

    Plug the control box into the 115-volt wall outlet where the washing machine was plugged in. Then plug the washing machine power cord into the control box.

  • Step 5 : Open the valves to turn on the water

    Open the hot and cold water valves and check for leaks.

    Illustrations courtesy of CasMont Industries, Inc.
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