There was an article in the paper a couple days ago about the need to
replace washing machine hoses regularly. Some guy from Allstate said they
have to be replaced every two years and the braided metal ones are no more
durable then the simple rubber ones.
My 15 year old rubber hoses were just replaced because I bought a new washer
and they replace the hoses routinely. They look perfect. Was I just lucky
or what? The hoses are in a really awkward place, but I don't really want
to have a flooded house. Are there any authoritative references on the
: There was an article in the paper a couple days ago about the need to
: replace washing machine hoses regularly. Some guy from Allstate said they
: have to be replaced every two years and the braided metal ones are no more
: durable then the simple rubber ones.
: My 15 year old rubber hoses were just replaced because I bought a new
: and they replace the hoses routinely. They look perfect. Was I just
: or what? The hoses are in a really awkward place, but I don't really want
: to have a flooded house. Are there any authoritative references on the
I'm a dumb ass. Honest. I mean I complained about not
being able to get my refrigerator our form the wall, and I
didn't take the food out first, duh..
so I'm not the best source but one thing that is important
is to make sure the hoses are not crimped or with tension
on any one point too much.
My State Farm agent told me that washing machine hoses should be replaced
every 10 years. The State Farm website says "replace hoses every 3 to 5
Apparently, State Farm policy holders tend to have better quality hoses than
Allstate, and your insurance company's policy holders have the best hoses of
I have thought about that. Unfortunately the connection is made below a
laundry tub inside a cabinet. My wife would not go for putting a valve back
there. Someday, perhaps before the hoses are two years old, I should ripe
everything out and replumb it.
I did just reduce the water pressure from 90psi to 55psi. That should make
the hoses last longer, shouldn't it?
When you shut off the quick valve the hose(s) still remain under pressure.
All you've done is create a hydraulic lock--the water is trapped between two
closed valves (quick valve and the washer shut off valve) and the pressure
inside the hoses remain the same as the line pressure, unless, of course,
the washer shut off valve leaks and allows the pressure to bleed off--not
likely though. The quick valve prevents a catastrophic flood in the event
the hose experiences a failure.
Yes and isn't that what we are talking about here. If the hose breaks and
the valve is turned off all you have is a puddle of water instead of
hundreds of gallons of water. Semantics, I think he gets the picture..
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the insurance companies ought to know as they pay the claims on people
who have broken,leaking hoses.... State farm had a circular out with
their bill that it cost millions of dollars to refurbish a house after
the water leaks... they have electric controls for the washer if the
Many people never have a problem, but we are seeing more and more
hoses bursting and causing damage.
One set of SS hoses may be best if you cannot access them regularily
to check them...
6 foot stainless steel water fill hose with washeer.
Some reading materials....
Appliance Repair Aid
there are braided stainless steel ones that ARE better than rubber ones. Maytag's
use to be brass fittings and not that cheap steel crap. They last for years.
I personally would go with the braided stainless steel ones or the Maytag ones that
brass fittings and forget about them for years.
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