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HOW DO I CHECK MY WASHING MACHINE HOSES?

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Few home mishaps are as costly as the failure of a washing machine hose. Hose failures cause about $150 million in damages to homes in the United States and Canada each year, according to State Farm Insurance.


 
Take the time to inspect your washing machine hoses frequently, and replace them if necessary. Washing machine hoses can be found at most home and hardware stores. A new set only costs $10 to $20, and it can save you a lot more if the investment prevents a flood in your laundry room. Some tips:
 

  • When replacing hoses, straighten them out so they’re free of kinks and tight bends.
  • Leave at least four inches between the water connection and the back of the washing machine. This will reduce the chance that the hose will kink.
  • Check hoses regularly, and replace them every three to five years to keep them in good working order.
  • Check hose connections to make sure they’re secure, including the drain hose.
  • Never leave the washing machine running while you’re asleep or out of the house.
  • Shut off hoses when you’re not using them or if you’re going to be away for several days.

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