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How to Remove and Replace Washing Machine Water Supply Hoses

Washing Machine Water Hoses Can be a Real Home Flood Hazard

You know, if your washing machine is located inside your house, say up on the second floor, or in a laundry room or in a kitchen like this one is, it's a potential hazard, a flood that’s waiting to happen. In most cases, water is supplied to your washing machine through rubber hoses which are subjected to water pressures of 60, 70, even 80 pounds.  After years of use, those rubber hoses can weaken and possibly spring a leak and if that happens and you’re not at home you could be in for some major water damage.
But you can some very inexpensive insurance.  For around $10, you can replace those rubber hoses with those reinforced mesh hoses.  The process couldn’t be simpler.

To be on the safe side, unplug the washing machine.  Turn off the water supply valve usually located behind the washing machine.  Disconnect the old hoses, first from the washing machine and then from the valves. If they’re a little stubborn, you may have to use a pair of pliers to get them started.  Just reverse the process to put on the new reinforced hoses.  Attach them first to the shut off valves, and then to the washer.  Turn the water back on and plug the washer back in.  Well now that you know what could happen with these, you won’t sleep well until you replace them.

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