Having a washing machine in your home is a nice luxury—it beats having to take your wash to a Laundromat, for sure!
Washing machines are relatively maintenance free, but did you know the hoses that supply them with hot and cold water can become worn-out and cracked after just a couple years of use? Indeed, many basements have been flooded when hoses have broken. You don’t want that to happen.
Hoses that attach to your washing machine should ideally be replaced every five years. You can replace rubber hoses with stainless-steel braided hoses, which cost about $15 at a hardware or discount store. These hoses are a lot like garden hoses, so you don’t need to feel intimidated about replacing them on your own.
If you want to replace your hot and cold water hoses, shut off the water to the washing machine. Next, run the machine on fill cycle for just a few seconds—this gets the remaining water/pressure out of the hoses. When that’s done, unplug the washing machine.
You can remove your old hoses and attach the new ones in their place. Use a wrench to tighten them if you feel it’s necessary. There should be about four inches of open space between the back of the washing machine and your wall. After the new hoses are on, plug the machine in and push it into its proper place.
Run your washer like you normally would and check to see if there are any leaks—there shouldn’t be.
Direct Home Appliance Service, which offers appliance service White Bear Lake, Minnesota, can help with replacing your hoses if you’d rather a professional do it. Also, they can perform washing machine maintenance and/or repairs if needed.
For appliance service White Bear Lake, call Direct Home Appliance Service today at 651-488-7732.