To repair a leaking washing machine shut-off valve, generally all that is required is to tighten the packing nut, but if that does not stop the leak, the packing washer is damaged and must be replaced. Replacing the packing washer requires an adjustable wrench, a screwdriver and no plumbing experience.Continue Reading
If the valve gets used regularly, it is likely that the packing nut has became loose and is the cause of the leak. This is the most common problem causing the leak with newer valves. Follow the steps below to repair the leaking shut-off valve.