I am considering to install an electrical valve between the water outlet and the pipe bringing this water to the washing machine (I have some traumatic memories from a pipe breaking and water flowing in an apartment for a week).
This valve would need to be open when the washing machine is working and closed when it is not. One of the ways would be to power it from the washing machine, at some place which is live during the washing cycle.
I do not want to experiment too much but was wondering whether is was usual to have such an output, probably for cases like mine.
Since I suppose not, would there be another way to control the valve?