How to Replace A Washing Machine HoseJune 17 / 2021
How to Replace A Washing Machine Hose
Your washing machine is actually a fairly simple one, but it uses a lot of water and electricity. Hence, its large and bulky stature. Fortunately, it does not have to hold water for long. The washing machine hoses allow it to readily receive clean water and dispose of wastewater. If you have not seen your washing machine hose since the day the washer was installed, then it might be past time to take a look. Those hoses are under a lot of pressure and should be replaced once every five years. Rooter Hero Plumbing of Phoenix has plenty of experience with washing machine hose replacements, and we are happy to be here to help. If this guide is not enough, then call Rooter Hero Plumbing to consult with a representative and hire a plumber.
Why and When to Replace the Hose
The hose designed for your washing machine is sturdy enough to take on the pressure of water going to and coming from the machine. However, the hose is limited. Usually, they will wear away or crack after five years. If the hose fails, then you can expect water to rapidly flood your floors. That is going to be a lot of water in the time you rush to shut off the water supply valve. Worse, what happens when the hose fails while you are out of the house?
Cleaning up that mess will consume a lot of your time and the water damage restoration can cost you hundreds or thousands of dollars. Fortunately, you can find a hose at your local hardware store for around $20. The replacement itself should not take more than a couple of hours. Here is how to replace your washing machine hose.
Replacing the Hose
If you are inspired to replace the washing machine hose on your own, then grab a bucket, some slip-joint pliers, and your new hose or hoses. Unplug your washing machine and shut off the hot- and cold-water valves. pull the washing machine to a workable distance without yanking any hoses or wires.
With your bucket on hand, disconnect the existing hoses from the washing machine as well as from the water supply bibs. There may be water left in the lines, so use the bucket to catch anything that spills.
Screw the new hoses onto your washing machine, making sure to match the cold-water hose to the cold-water connections and similarly for the hot-water hose and hot-water connections. Now, connect the other end of the hoses to the water supply, again matching hot with hot and cold with cold.
With all of the hoses and connections tight and snug, you are ready to turn the water supply on and plug in the washer. Give it an inspection and test run to make sure there are no leaks.
Call the Plumbers
If you prefer to not get messy, then leave the plumbing work to the plumbers at Rooter Hero Plumbing. We can have those washing machine hoses inspected and replaced in as soon as within the hour. Call Rooter Hero Plumbing to speak with a live representative now.