General clothes washer discharge hose fixing


Old 05-30-14, 06:20 PM
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General clothes washer discharge hose fixing

Of course I should have taken a picture, but I had to think of it first


I hope I can describe it well enough.
I have a Maytag washer and Kenmore drier sitting on the balcony of my rental unit. It is only partially shaded by the balcony, the rest, including the washer hoses is exposed to the sun.
So the discharge hose, pretty much exactly where it bends as it enters the plumbing for discharge, has almost completely deteriorated.
At first I was going to try finding the exact matching hose, but my mind is constantly looking for difficult solutions, so
What if I cut the hose where it survived, i.e. lower to the washer and replace the rest of it with steel or copper pipe? I suspect it's not going to be easy to bend the pipe right, but then I don't have to come back (hopefully) in couple of years replacing another hose.
btw, I will replace the supply hoses with braided ones as well, hope they'll last longer that way.


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Old 05-30-14, 06:29 PM
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Copper may work. Steel will be almost impossible to bend and will rust.

When all else fails you can always go out and get the right one.
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Seems to me that I have seen 180[SUP]o[/SUP] bends made of aluminum tubing for just this purpose. Not sure where I saw them but might have been at one of the big box mega-mart homecenters.
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Thank you!

and wish me luck
Old 05-31-14, 03:23 AM
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After you replaced hose get a nice looking towel or something and drape over hoses and shade them. Will save you a lot of problems in future.
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