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Subject:  Re: Replacing Water Valves Date:  2/20/2020  2:38 PM
Author:  wecoguy Number:  140730 of 141171

Galvanic erosion in washer setups are really common. Last time we replaced ours, the remove/replace option was part of the Lowes sale price, but when they came by, I was out of town, they refused to hook it up as the valves were obviously corroded. So I took it on, replaced the valves, they came back, leveled, checked things out... Glad they stopped when they did, it was my problem, not theirs to solve, and talking to other folks it dod turn out to be pretty common..

Another thing I do is bond, ground, the chassis of both washer & dryer to the cold water pipe, years ago I had a situation where I'd feel a tingle between the washer & dryer, likely insulation leakage internally, but the bonding keeps it safe at least.. Most washers, dryers have a wire for it, rarely connected I guess...

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