Model # W-400

Internet #202269938

Store SKU #498346

Symmons 1 in. Copper IPS PE Laundry-Mate Washing Machine Valve
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Symmons

1 in. Copper IPS PE Laundry-Mate Washing Machine Valve

$35.43 /each

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The Symmons Washer Machine valve comes with the valve assembly only and has a limited lifetime warranty. The valve removes water supply pressure and designed to withstand domestic water supply pressures. Symmons has been the trusted choice by professionals for over 75 years; when you choose Symmons you choose quality.

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  • Removes water supply pressure to limit danger of flooding from bursting supply hoses
  • Single lever that works like a switch by controlling both hot and cold water supply to machine
  • Designed to withstand domestic water supply pressures
  • 1/2 in. elbow sweat union connections
  • Valve only for unfinished areas (model W-400)
  • Attractive valve enclosure (model W-500-B)
  • Brass valve body

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Can washers be replaced if valve leaks?

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July 6, 2016
Hot water does not shut off...can washer be replaced?
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August 16, 2016
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Yes, make sure they are an exact fit and the correct material.
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July 11, 2016
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Dear steve:
I would recommend using Symmons part #KIT-W-400. This kit features all of the necessary hardware and gaskets needed and has a list price of $17.40.
Sincerely,
Shane
Symmons Web Advisor
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Is there a better handle so it can be turned on/off easier?

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June 28, 2016
the straight handle is too small and hard to turn o/off.
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August 16, 2016
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You would have to get a longer handle to get more leverage to make it easier. A small rubber or soft plastic tube slipped over thje handle would help.
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June 30, 2016
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Dear mrwoj:
We do offer a longer handle option. It is Symmons part #LM-5 and it is roughly 1/2" longer than the standard handle that came with your W-400. It is designed to be used with our covered units, but its slightly longer length may afford some additional on/off leverage as well.
Sincerely,
Shane
Symmons Web Advisor
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which way handle turn to have hot and cold

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November 23, 2015
which way do you turn handle to have hot and cold
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It is an ON/OFF lever and no Hot/Cold selection. Left is OFF< Right is ON
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November 24, 2015
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Dear Mark:
Turning the lever all the way to the right will turn the valve on, all the way to the left will turn the valve off.
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Shane
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Can I use the Symmons W-400 valve to replace the valve in the W-600 in wall drain

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November 18, 2013
I have a leaking valve in the W-600 in wall washing machine supply and drain fixture. I do not need to replac ethe entire fixture - jus the valve and it looks like the W-400 drain valve will work.

Does it fit or do i need to buy the W-600 and just use the valve that comes with it?
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November 21, 2013
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Yes, it's the same valve.
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Dear Anonymous:
Yes, our LaundryMate series uses the same basic valve body. You may have to reuse your existing handle and some fittings, but the internals are identical.
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Shane
Symmons Customer Service
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1 in. Copper IPS PE Laundry-Mate Washing Machine Valve is rated 2.8 out of 5 by 4.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality product, exact replacement. Name brand product made in China, it appears to be a quality product. Exact fit except. the ON/OFF lever does not line up with the slot in the valve cover.. The lever on the replacement is a different configuration than the original. Had to use the original lever.
Date published: 2016-08-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by from DO NOT BUY - THIS IS THE POOREST QUALITY PRODUCT I HAVE EVER PURCHASED. Bought 3 defective in a r... DO NOT BUY - THIS IS THE POOREST QUALITY PRODUCT I HAVE EVER PURCHASED. Bought 3 defective in a row. I had a 10 year old W-400 where the cold side was completely blocked, letting no water through regardless of the position of the lever. While not happy that the product failed after ten years of light use (we use that laundry machine once every 2-3 weeks), I figured that at least I got twice the waranteed life of 5 years. I bought the W400 since it was cheaper (and faster) to unscrew and replace the whole assembly than to buy the repair kit. Plus, I figured better to get all new parts and washers. A 27 dollar and 10 minute fix. To make a long story short, I went to Home Depot THREE times and tried 3 different W-400 boxes. Each time, the cold side failed to close, letting through a full stream of water, regardless of the position of the handle. Note that the hot side did shut off completely when the handle was slid to off. The first time, I was unprepared for such a part failure and I flooded the entire first floor laundry room with water pouring through the floor boards into the basement... Given that there is seemingly no way for even an amateur to mess this installation up, I can only blame the quality of the part. Perhaps it was a bad batch? (though I bought the 3rd one at another local Home Depot just in case). Still NO EXCUSE for such poor quality control (or lack thereof) So after wasting the better part of my day off going back-and-forth to Home Depot along with installing, deinstalling, reinstalling, deinstalling, reinstalling the same part plus wasted time cleaning up my flooded laundry room and basement, I still don't have a working shutoff switch. I guess the only minor consolation is that now that it is stuck in the on position, I can at least do my laundry (before the cold was stuck in the off position). Symmons, if you are reading this, I deserve better than an apology for my day of troubles, 3 trips to Home Depot, and a flooded laundry room.
Date published: 2016-12-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Seemingly Poor Design I installed this valve with relative ease – it just required sweating on two fittings and then screwing the valve body to them (but this is the way other valves in this class work). However, when I tested the valve, by opening and closing it, it wouldn’t shut off completely – water kept coming out but with a reduced flow. This was problematic as it required me to turn off the main water till I could get a replacement – which was the next day! Fortunately, the replacement worked. The valve is designed in such a way that its action is binary: it’s either completely on or completely off. When it’s not connected to a washing machine, this can be quite jarring because it opens up to full blast immediately, and, when it closes, it shuts off with a giant BANG! (This can’t be good for the rest of the plumbing in the house.) Admittedly, this doesn’t happen when a washing machine is connected – because there’s little or no flow when the valve is actuated – but having nothing attached should also be a valid operating condition. And, it appears that the shutoff mechanism uses rubber washers, which I feel will be damaged by the violent action, and which are much more likely to wear out over time than, say, a Teflon ball valve (which is what’s used in a competing product) would. It will be a while before I get over the fact that I had to have my main water off for an extended period of time due to a defective part from this company. And, I’m still uneasy about its ability to stop the flow of water if one of my hose connections should break – which is its main purpose. Either I’m missing something or this valve is poorly designed.
Date published: 2013-11-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Direct Replacment This was a direct replacement of an existing mixer valve. I merely replaced the guts of the old valve with the new one so that it was not necessary to un-sweat the old valve.
Date published: 2013-10-22
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