Whirlpool nylon braided washing machine supply hose?

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Old 06-18-10, 01:54 PM
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Whirlpool nylon braided washing machine supply hose?

I need a washing machine supply hose with a 90 degree elbow. I want a braided stainless hose, but for some reason these are really hard to find (checked several stores). Whirlpool makes a braided nylon hose, they claim it's better than stainless, part #8212638RP. Haven't seen it in person but Amazon sells them. Any experience with these?

Incidentally, this is actually for a steam dryer. The dryer comes with a brass Y fitting, two male threads and one female, and a short hose with male on one end and female on the other to go from the wall to the Y. I think it's kind of strange that nobody seems to make a higher quality (meaning not the cheap black rubber kind) of hose for this application given that steam washers have been around for a while. If anybody can suggest an elegant solution to me (not involving a lot of long hoses laying on my floor) I would be most appreciative. My laundry room is on the top floor of my house and cheap rubber hoses give me the willies (should they?).
 
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Old 06-18-10, 03:36 PM
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Amazon.com: Watts Water Technologies 492620 60" Washing Machine Hose With Elbow: Home Improvement

I think this link will show what you want, as far as being negative about wash machine hoses you do know they should be shut off when the machine is not in use, don't you?
 
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Old 06-18-10, 04:07 PM
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Yes, that is what I would buy if I could find it, but note that it's not actually sold by Amazon, and to get it quickly (which I need) the shipping charge will be crazy (I get free 2-day shipping from Amazon). I have searched a significant number of local big box, hardware, and plumbing supply stores (5 total) and the only elbow stainless hoses I can find are Watts FloodStop which I understand are not good (shutoff valve has lots of false alarm in washing machine application).

I do shut off the valves when the machine is not in use. But I still like to use better hoses as insurance (unless someone can convince me that the regular rubber ones are just as good).
 
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Old 06-18-10, 04:34 PM
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Nothing wrong with rubber hoses...just most people say they should be replaced every 5 yrs or so. If you shut the valves when not in use...rubber would prob last 10 yrs w/ no prob.

I'd just buy rubber locally and have a local small hardware store or plumbing supply order the others in stainless.

I think that cost on the link is pretty good...if a store carried it, you'd prob pay $12-14 anyway. I know you have a time issue...but that stuff happens sometimes...
 
 

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