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Dripping valve on Maytag/Admiral SxS ff
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Post# 994306   5/15/2018 at 17:25 by ozzie908 (Lincoln UK)        

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Does anyone know of a way to stop the dripping of the inlet valve I have cut the pipes and re-pushed them in it went ok until I out all the back panel back on and then a steady drip rolled into a stream over the floor :) Any help would be great and off its a new valve then so be it !


Post# 994319 , Reply# 1   5/15/2018 at 19:51 by vacerator (Macomb, Michigan)        
I'm told after several years, they all leak.

I think it might be cheap plastic that chlorinated water degrades.
My GE same thing. I installed a new valve, and could stop the leak at the line inlet from the filter on the back of the fridge. I just took the new part back, and disconnected the water. Now use ice cube trays.
I'd have to cut, and splice in a new section and hope that doesn't leak.

Post# 994340 , Reply# 2   5/16/2018 at 04:53 by ozzie908 (Lincoln UK)        

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Thank you I will order a new one as I like chilled water and its a lot cheaper than new fridge.


Post# 994463 , Reply# 3   5/17/2018 at 16:10 by vacerator (Macomb, Michigan)        
Yes Austin,

but with ours, the valve is not the trouble. It's the tube. The flared end is integral on the line end of tubing.
I use a Brita portable filtering pitcher now. I can put ice cubes in it, or any other.
If we entertain, I can load up the ice dispenser auger bin with ice from the store.
No new fridge until it dies. We pick up our first new car in ten years this evening. We're also still paying off some new furniture as it is delivered.
Yes, I gave in. My hubby and I leased a Ford Edge SEL V6 AWD on my step sons A plan discount. No Eco Boost turbo, but it's plenty peppy.
Very nice car. AWD is only one dollar extra per month. So it doesn't have the Lincoln MKX grille or other styling ques. Same car from Oakville Ontario.
Our Canadian built cars gave been good ones. My '86 Grand Prix from Ste. Therese, and both of our Impalas from Oshawa.

Post# 997328 , Reply# 4   6/16/2018 at 10:05 by ozzie908 (Lincoln UK)        
New part fitted

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For the grand sum of 62 its now leak free and in perfect health again so lets hope it lasts a few more years.

Vacerator how I long for a new car but as we just moved house and spent more than our budget getting it fixed up a new car will have to wait a while just keep everything crossed the current one behaves itself for a while longer :)


Post# 997408 , Reply# 5   6/17/2018 at 09:38 by vacerator (Macomb, Michigan)        
All the very best to the both of you Austin!

A home is a much better investment than cars, which depreciate.
I was driving our 2003 till last month. Still started and ran well, but rust had gotten bad on the lower door sills. You can't drive a car if you can't close the doors.
Many commuters in our area are now wishing for a mass transit light rail system, so they can reduce driving, at least to work. Our roads are terrible. They tear up a car. Our state has no Lowery (truck) weight limits. Insurance, fuel, and repairs keep inflating. Perhaps the money young people can save might afford them to buy a home.
I got four stackable ice cube trays last month. 6 filled the ice maker bin. The auger dispenses them just fine, or can crush it. With 4 extra on the top freezer shelf, we'll have plenty of ice all summer.
We've owned our home for 23 years, and paid it off two years ago. All my former overtime, and any extra income we put towards the principle to do it early.
Then we remodeled.
Many people will never realize not having a mortgage anymore. I think that is very sad and unfortunate what excess greed has done, and not only here, but also abroad.
Maybe you saw the documentary about Great Portland street in North Kensington, London as I have. Maybe prices in Lincoln are more affordable still.

Post# 997523 , Reply# 6   6/17/2018 at 23:53 by tolivac (greenville nc)        

Mass transit is nice------BUT the money to build them doesn't all come from the farebox-its TAXES!!!!If fares paid for the things it would be cheaper to drive your own car!Sometimes mortgages are financial horsecollars.This is the case when folks get older.In my area in looking at rental rates-you can RENT a nicer place for less money than the mortgage.Just something I noticed.And its so cool when the AC dies or the water heater blows up-someone else has to fix it instead of you!

Post# 997559 , Reply# 7   6/18/2018 at 07:08 by vacerator (Macomb, Michigan)        
Rex, that may be in rural areas,

but in cities, auto insurance rates are much higher, there is more ridership to use mass transit, and more tax payers to share the taxes needed to fund mass transit. Of course taxes fund these projects. Now they also create jobs in not only their building, but constant upkeep, and those employed by them also pay income tax. Cause and effect, source and affect.
Japan has been doing it for a century already, as has most of Europe.
Cleveland has light rail, and Ohio has moderate taxes. Dallas has it, same thing.
Atlanta, same thing.
When you calculate fuel, insurance, tire wear, maintainance, and repairs from bad roads, it is not cheaper to drive to work every single day. Much fuel is also used sitting in traffic because of road repair construction. Two of our freeways are currently closed in one direction for over 30 miles each. Surface street traffic is stop and go, and also uses more fuel.
In Atlanta (Alpharetta) namely, it can take 30 minutes to drive two or three miles in rush hour traffic.
The true aspect is too many resist major change, so basically, can't means won't.
So when these proposals reach the ballot, they are voted down.
Things will be different one day. You, nor I may not even see it.
Petrol and it's price are not yet astronomical for many.
For now the future focus seems to be automated cars, most of which I suspect will be all electric.

Post# 997640 , Reply# 8   6/19/2018 at 00:12 by tolivac (greenville nc)        

The public transit just won't fly in my area-too small amount of people to use it-and you need to remember folks are too used to their cars.They can go anywhere they want,anytime.And you need to factor boring the tunnels,or space for stations,tracks.Then you have to get the rolling stock.ALL of these things are TOO EXPENSIVE for most areas but VERY large cities.I have gotten to the point I am used to my car,too.I can't ride a bus,train or subway to work like I used to when I lived in Wash DC.My workplace is 15 miles out of town.Same with the other VOA Greenville plants when they were open.Worked at all three of them.Now there is one left.Electric cars may be off for sometime,too.We have to install charging stations at work and at home.These will all need a 240V connection or even a 480V connection for a "fast" charger.Dream on-will be awhile.Same for the infranstructure for self driving cars.And the bugs in them have to be ironed out.Google those and right now too many fatalities and accidents.Think you will be driving you regular car for awhile-I do have a hybrid.

Post# 997670 , Reply# 9   6/19/2018 at 06:41 by vacerator (Macomb, Michigan)        
Yes, probably so Rex.

So you've experienced both sides of the coin so to speak then.
Taxes paid for the interstates too.
Now we seem to also have plenty of tax revenue for a "space force" military branch.
Star Ship? Nah.

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