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    dsawaya Posts: 1, Reputation: 1
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    Apr 13, 2006, 01:26 PM
    Faucet behind my washer leaks
    The hot water faucet leaks when I use my washer.
    I have turned the faucet off, but it still leaks.
    Only when the washer is in use. It is leaking from
    The neck not the spout. If that makes sense. What
    Should I do?
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    RickJ Posts: 7,762, Reputation: 864
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    Apr 14, 2006, 03:48 AM
    When you say "the neck" are you speaking of the stem that the handle is attached to?

    If so, that's a simple diy project. You need "stem packing". Here's an explanation with illustration.:,00.html
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    speedball1 Posts: 29,301, Reputation: 1939
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    Apr 14, 2006, 05:19 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by dsawaya
    The hot water faucet leaks when I use my washer.
    I have turned the faucet off, but it still leaks.
    Only when the washer is in use. It is leaking from
    the neck not the spout. If that makes sence. What
    should I do?
    Rick gave you very good advice along with a picture of a faucet, (see image) He correctly identified your problem as a water leak at the bonnet packing nut. Try this, open the faucet up a bit and when the water begins to leak past the stem snug the bonnet packing nut up until the leak stops.
    If that don't get it then you may need to replace the bonnet packing itself.
    Good luck, Tom

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