Replace your old washer supply hoses


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Old 05-28-07, 10:54 AM
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Replace your old washer supply hoses

I had this washer given to me by my mom. It is probably 15 years old as are the rubber supply hoses. It was working great for the last month and then bam! We were upstairs watching tv and hear this torrent of water from downstairs. The old rubber supply hose that goes to the washer had burst. I am SO thankful we were home at the time, this was letting out gallons of water per minute all over the laundy room floor. We would have come home to a complete flood of our whole downstairs.

Moral of the story, dont trust 10 year old rubber.
 
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Old 05-28-07, 06:29 PM
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hoses

moral of the story - don't trust rubber hoses at all. Get the braided ones. I can't tell you how many stories of burst rubber hoses I've heard over the years.
 
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Old 05-28-07, 10:08 PM
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Also wise to turn off the water when the machine is not being used - common to have a valve of some kind right where the hoses attach to the pipes exiting the wall.
 
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Old 05-29-07, 09:22 AM
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I didnt know they made braided ones.
 
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Old 05-29-07, 11:40 AM
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Yep, and they are nice. Think the ones I bought have a 10 year warranty.
 
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Old 05-29-07, 06:43 PM
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You get what you pay for - the braided cost more, but they're worth it.
 
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Old 05-30-07, 06:27 AM
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I converted to the braided SS ones as soon as they were available.

They also make switched valves that only open when the washer is running, so at most, you'd have a leak only for the length of the wash cycle. Leak sensors are available as well that you place on the floor that will close the valves, so even if it not the hoses, maybe it's a plumbing backup, or a leaking tub the water will stop.
 
 

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