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Ice Maker & Washer Valve Boxes

Repair or Replace Ice Maker & Washer Valve Boxes in Frisco, TX

Sometimes, the smallest issues can create the largest hassles. Maybe you purchased a new refrigerator or washing machine OR worse, today is “moving day” and the movers are packing the truck. When you unhook the supply hose(s) you find that the water will not stop leaking from the valve. Because ice maker valves and washer valve boxes are important but rarely used, a drip or leak forming when it is finally used is a common occurrence. Finding a plumber who knows how to properly replace these without destroying your home can be a gamble and a hassle.

Thankfully, Earl’s Plumbing is on your side. We have extensive experience with water shutoff valves of all types, including the trickiest ones fused into ice maker outlet boxes and laundry boxes. Our team makes your leak a priority. We have the parts and materials on every truck to make almost any replacement on the same stop. And most importantly, in the vast majority of these jobs we do so seamlessly without you having to get an expensive drywall and painting contractor to make additional trips. Give us a call today to return your home to normal and/or to be able to move with a peace of mind that it is done correctly and in one stop!

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If you’re in Frisco, McKinney, Plano, or any of the surrounding communities, give us a call today.

What Are Ice Maker and Washer Valve Boxes?

Washer valve boxes, also sometimes called laundry boxes, are recessed units that house the water supply connections and drains for washing machines. They are usually installed in the wall behind your appliance, acting as a centralized location for its plumbing connections.

Ice maker outlet boxes work similarly, housing water supply valves for a refrigerator’s ice maker or water dispenser. In both situations, the valves are usually fused with the box itself, making repairs tricky for DIYers and handymen. A portion of the wall will typically need to be cut away to access and replace these valves. At Earl’s Plumbing, we will install an access panel when we complete the job, saving you money on any future repair needs!

Because the washer box and ice maker valves are not easily accessible and therefore rarely used (turned on or off) they can easily develop scale, corrosion and other defects over time. This can lead to leaks or drips . These shutoff valves typically have a limited lifespan of about 8-12 years before they become only partially functioning so proactive planning may be a consideration.

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Answers to Your Frequently Asked Questions

We know most home and business owners don’t think much about these valve boxes—but that’s what we’re here for! If you don’t see your question below, please contact us directly.

The valves are fused to the plastic box, so you’ll need a licensed plumber to come and remove the whole assembly.

Our team will open a hole beneath the washer valve box, make the necessary replacements, and then put in an access panel instead of simply patching the drywall. This ensures that when you have to remove and replace these valves again, you’ll have easy access—saving you time and money!

Because the washer valves are fused to the box, this repair can be fairly involved. The process includes turning off the water, cutting pipes, and doing new junction work on two water lines and a drain. This process can be complicated if your house is older and/or doesn’t have a standard box setup. But we’ll always walk you through what we’ll need to do before work begins!

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“These guys are ALL amazing! I don’t know how I originally found them but I will not use anyone else now. They come almost immediately anytime I call. Each guy is extremely professional and HONEST. I always worry about being a stay-at-home mom and being charged for stuff that isn’t necessary and that’s never the case with them. If they don’t need to fix it they won’t! If they do, they will immediately give you an honest and fair price. I’ve recommended them to everyone that has needed plumbing services. Honest and extremely trustworthy.”

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“Earl’s was great. I had an issue Saturday evening and I spoke with Brant, one of the owners of the company. He didn’t have anyone available so he came himself to stop the immediate problem. He then scheduled someone to come out and fix my problems on the following Tuesday because I wasn’t able to be here Monday. I appreciate the great customer service and the great job they did to fix my problems. I feel like their work was spectacular compared to what the previous plumber had done. They have gained a customer for life. Thank you Brant and your team.”

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“Earl’s Plumbing was awesome! We had a pipe burst in our attic, fortunately it was over the garage, on Friday, 12/23. We called Earl’s at 2 PM and Danny Tucker was at our house by 4:15 PM and had the pipe fixed and water up and running again by 5:30 PM! Since we were not established customers, we really appreciated the quick response. Earl’s Plumbing saved our Christmas as we had family arriving from out of town that evening. We were pleasantly surprised with how reasonable the service was, too! Highly recommend!”

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Get Your Ice Maker or Washing Machine Valve Box Replaced the Right Way With Earl’s

At Earl’s Plumbing, we don’t do any bandaid repairs—we’ll make sure that when work is complete, you won’t have to call us back a week, a month, or a year down the road. A brand-new ice maker or washer valve box should last you 10-12 years without fuss, and with a new access panel in place, you won’t have to worry about cutting more holes in the future. Call our team today for a free estimate and to schedule your service!

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