It's really one of those items that requires a bunch of lube. Make sure you lube it up good once you get the new one. I believe the entire mechanism is plastic, but you don't have the corrosion issue. Just hopefully, it doesn't snap off while the live well is on and it fills your bilge up with water. Pull the drop in livewell and look at all your fittings and hoses while your in there. I ended up replacing all the hoses and fittings from the seacock to the thruhull exit.Grant it it’s been about 20 degrees the passed week here, but that valve seems to be sealed stuck in the washdown position. The only way I could move this is with a set of plyers and probably break the handle in the process. Im going to order the replacement one and just change it out. More Plastic junk on a Grady FUN!