Cold water supply isolator calve

Postby Creetymus » Sun Jun 30, 2013 1:48 pm

I have an outside tap that is linked to the kitchen supply. Our old washing machine broke and I decided to replace it with a dryer/washer. I switched off the cold water using the tap on the isolator, removed the old washer, hooked up the new washer and switched the cold water back on. The new washer works fine but since installing it the outside tap has stopped working. Most plumbing is beyond me but even I thought I could swap a washing machine over without messing things up; obviously not!

I have removed the new washer and tested the outside tap and it works fine. It seems as if the flow to the tap is failing to reach it even if the washing machine is off.

Any ideas on what has gone wrong?
Rank: Labourer
Progress to next rank:
Posts: 1
Joined: Sun Jun 30, 2013 1:34 pm


Simply Build It

Postby proptech » Mon Jul 01, 2013 7:39 am

Hi. If all you've done is to disconnect one machine, and connect another, then this problem makes no sense.
Question - what is the valve you've described as the isolator, and is it a washing machine valve that the hose connects to, or is it somewhere else in the pipework ?

Perhaps a photo would help, if you can post one.
Rank: Foreman
Progress to next rank:
Posts: 415
Joined: Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:22 pm

Display posts from previous
Sort by
Order by

  • DIY How to Project Guides

  • DIY how to tutorial projects and guides - Did you know we have a DIY Projects section? Well, if no, then we certainly do! Within this area of our site have literally hundreds of how-to guides and tutorials that cover a huge range of home improvement tasks. Each page also comes with pictures and a video to make completing those jobs even easier!


  • Related Topics