Maintenance Tip: Inspect Washing Machine Hoses

Inspect Washing Machine Hoses Your washing machine has hoses that connect for both hot and cold water. During the years of use, these rubber hoses can wear out over time due to high water pressure and vibration.  To inspect washing machine hoses is a great maintenance tip to see if there is any bulging or softening in the hose. This is also a simple maintenance tip that can be done in a few minutes.

Because a broken washing machine hose can cause a lot of water damage given the volume and pressure of water in these hoses. A quick review of the hoses is simple, however to replace the hoses will take more time than a few minutes. There is also a drainage hose that should be

inspected as well.

Replacing washing machine water hoses

The maintenance tip requires you to first unplug the washing machine from the power supply. Then shut off the hot and cold water valves. These shut offs are usually exposed in a small box mounted on the wall behind the washing machine.

Unscrew the existing hose from both the valve side. Then detach the opposite end of the hose from the washing machine connecting.  Flexible metal mesh hoses are great as replacements for rubber hoses.  Attach the hoses to both sides, turn the valves for hot and cold water on and plug into the washing machine.