Wednesday, October 9, 2013

How to Replace Washing Machine Compression Cold Water Spigot

Fig.1 Old faucet spigot
By Gary Boutin

Parts and Supplies:  
Water spigot - Cold (Blue ring)

George Morco's new home had all kinds of problems. On his huge laundry list was this repair. He had purchased a new washing machine and dryer and the water spigot was leaking all over the freshly painted laundry room.

This post shows the seven steps on replacing a washing machine spigot.

Step 1: Fig.1 and fig.2 shows the old washing machine cold water spigot from different angles.
Step 2: Fig.3 and fig.4 shows the new cold water spigot
Fig.3 New spigot
Fig.4 Threads face top
Step 3: This job requires that the water be turned off. Click here to find out how to turn off the water. Then two crescent wrench are placed on the old faucet and the compression nut. It take muscular strength to release both the nut and the faucet. Once done remove the old faucet for recycling. 
Step 4: Now on the copper pipe there will be a brass nut held in by a brass ferrule. 
Step 5: Fig.5 shows the use of a compression sleeve puller to remove the brass ferrule on the copper pipe.

Fig.5 Compression sleeve tool
Step 5: Now place the new nut and new ferrule on the copper pipe. Tighten both with the crescent wrenches. Turn on the water from the main just a little. 
Step 6: Recheck the faucet and check for leaks. If there are no leaks go back to the main and turn on the water all the way. 
Step 7: If there is a leak, use both crescent wrenches and apply more pressure on both the nut and the faucet. Recheck for leaks. Stop when there is no more leaks from the new faucet. Now the spigot is ready to be used. For more examples on how to use the compression sleeve click here

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1 comment:

  1. Great article. Would it be possible to show a picture of the "Compression Sleeve Tool" by itself? Where can one of these tools be purchased?