As I was trying to install a first washing machine at my folks new home, I ran into the issue of not being able to open the water line into the machine. Context: the bathroom went through a refurbishment and no washing machine has ever been connected there. Obviously I assumed the tap was closed (no running water) hence tried turning counter clockwise but the tap would not nudge. The tap being plastic (and felt prone to breaking if more force was used). I removed the plastic 'head' to check for corrosion or seizing and saw this:
I tried turning it with a spanner in both directions to no help. I want to apply some anti-seize and try again.
- What do you advise?
- Does it look like a new tap altogether is needed?
I don't have any contact info to the workers who did the refurbishment.