The valve on the hot water line to my washer is fine if fully open, or
if fully closed. If it is somewhere in between, there is a small leak,
around the shaft that you turn to open and close the valve. By small
leak, I mean around a drop a second comes out.
(I'm assuming that this is not normal, because the identical valve on
the cold water line does not exhibit this behavior).
Is this something I should worry about? I would normally keep the valve
fully opened, or fully closed if I needed to disconnect the water line
to the washer for some reason. (I only found this out because, based on
something I think I read here, but maybe in another group, I decided to
periodically close and open all my water valves, to make sure they stay
easy to turn).