Proper length of washing machine fill hose

Old 06-26-12, 08:52 AM
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Proper length of washing machine fill hose

In replacing our rubber washing machine fill hoses with steel braided ones, I was wondering what the proper length of a fill hose should be. The ones we had are about 40" and that was long enough to allow us to move the machines if necessary. Looking in HD, seems like the standard is 6 foot. I obviously dont need that much hose, but does it really matter if the hose is longer? There didn't seem to be any choices in the medium size range - just really short or long.
Old 06-26-12, 09:01 AM
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The only issue with a longer hose I'm aware of is making sure you don't put any kinks in it. I have 6' braided steel on mine.

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