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  1. Drip problem

    Drip problem New Member

    Hello,
    I am no good at DIY but came here for help on a plumbing problem.
    I have a small leak as per picture attached, I think the shading machine tap needs replacing but I am not sure.
    Have checked the copper piping that appears fine, but the drip appears to be coming from the machine tap.
    The y plastic tap above appears to be fine. To repair the issue is this something easy to do myself plus the part wise?
    O I tried my best to seal the leak but it is not working hence the tape on the pic.

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  2. steadyon

    steadyon Active Member

    Two possibilities at first glance:

    1. Rubber seal inside beige plastic lower nut on Y piece is missing / damaged - replace Y piece.
    2. The blue plastic handle on the tap is preventing the beige plastic nut from tightening up sufficiently. Remove blue plastic handle. There will be a small machine screw attaching the handle to the valve spindle.
     
  3. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

  4. king of pipes

    king of pipes Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Isolate and replace the valve and the y piece is my advice .
     
  5. Drip problem

    Drip problem New Member

    Tx could you advise the type of valve I need, want to make sure I buy the right one. And take it I need to turn all the water off before I do the work.
     
  6. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Check my link two posts up
     
  7. Drip problem

    Drip problem New Member

    Is this Defo the right part as per pic the blue handle piece seems to bend not have two ports to it. I think the y pipe is the issue as you can see the water coming out just where the plastic nut is.

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  8. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    They leak all the time there rubbish best to replace either either two washing machine valves or the one in my link above
     
  9. Drip problem

    Drip problem New Member

    Tx for your help looks like a trip to bnq is on the cards then.
     
  10. Drip problem

    Drip problem New Member

    The setup is a dishwasher and washing machine they both feed from the y pipe. I assume this does not make a difference?
     
  11. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Nope no difference just two 3/4 connectors
     
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