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Do Washing Machines Come With Hoses? All You Need to Know

One common question we tend to ask ourselves when purchasing a washing machine is if they come with hoses.

Sometimes, we wonder, especially if it’s our first time purchasing a washing machine.

There are times too that we ask, just to know if we will again need to purchase a new separate hose or if our old hoses will be good enough.

In this article, we will know all that needs to be known regarding newly purchased washing coming with a hose.

Let’s now get to it, do washing machines come with hoses? Not all washing machines come with hoses.

It all depends on the brand and model of the washing machine you’re purchasing. Some come with the drain hose, while others come with just the water supply hoses.

And as some come with either the drain or water supply hose, some don’t come with any hose at all.

And with the ones that come with the water supply hoses, some washing machines come with two hoses for the hot and cold water supply.

And others come with either the hot water hose or that cold water. So it all depends on the brand and model of washing machine you tend to purchase.

And most of the time, the hose that comes with the washing machine is not good enough to be used as you will need to purchase a new one for safe use.

If your washing machine comes with hose(s), you will usually find them inside the drum.

And if you find two water supply hoses, you’ll notice the difference, either by color or inscription, as to which one is for the hot and cold water.

If you don’t find any inside the drum of your washing machine, then I’m sorry, a hose wasn’t included in your package.

So to be sure, if the washing machine you intend to buy comes with a hose, you might want to ask the store you buy from.

Also, you will normally find it on the box, as they list the various parts included in the package.

Do Washing Machines Come With Hoses
Do Washing Machines Come With Hoses

Choosing the Right Washing Machine Hose to Prevent Leaks

If your washing machine doesn’t come with a hose, you will have to get yourself one before you can use it.

And in getting a hose for your washing machine, you should try your best to get the best in the market to save money and time and safeguard your home from flooding.

Your situation might not be with a newly purchased washing machine hose but a leaking or damaged hose. In either situation, you will need a replacement to prevent further damage.

A washing machine’s most damage is leakage, which floods your home. And these leakages are mostly caused by;

  • Improper installation
  • Wear and tear

Improper installation

This is why we always advise hiring an expert or a professional installer to help you with the installation.

In the installation of the hose connector, it has to be fitted and tightened so well to both the water supply valve and the washing machine. Failure to do so will result in leaks and further damage to the washing machine.

It’s always recommended to also leave some space, at least four inches, between the washing machine and the wall.

What normally happens if you don’t leave much space is that the hose will be bent, which isn’t good for the hose.

Wear and tear

This is also not the fault of anyone, as it’s normal. As you use the washing machine day in and day out, the hose will also be in use.

Water will be moving to and fro in the hose, which will cause it to undergo normal wear and tear. High water pressure is also a well-known cause of the tear and wear of these hoses.

The quality of water passing through the hose can also affect the hose. Hard water, for instance, can corrode the inside of the washing machine hose.

To avoid wear and tear on your washing machine hose, they must be replaced every three to five years, even if you don’t notice any leaks or damage.

Washing machine hoses are normally categorized into three groups

  1. Rubber
  2. Reinforced Rubber
  3. Braided Stainless Steel

Rubber

Rubber Hose
Rubber Hose

These types of washing machines are less expensive and less durable. It tends to lose its strength in a short time of usage and will need to be replaced. It’s also known for developing cracks due it its less durable nature.

And because of that, it’s normally not recommended to be used inside the house. It is okay if you intend to use it if your washing machine happens to be located in your backyard.

Reinforced Rubber

Reinforced rubber hose
Reinforced rubber hose

This is an upgraded version of the rubber hose. It’s also not that expensive and less durable, though it’s more durable than the rubber hose.

What makes the reinforced rubber different from the rubber is that it has a form of braided rayon or polyester mesh intended to strengthen it and lower the chances of bursting.

Upon its braided rayon or polyester mesh, it is still not recommended to be used for washing machines located inside the house.

Braided Stainless Steel

Braided Stainless Steel Hose
Braided Stainless Steel Hose

This encases a rubber hose with a strong and flexible stainless steel braid intended to protect the hose from twists and bent damages.

The braided stainless steel also provides a burst-resistant measure, and it’s the industry standard.

Most of these hoses have a feature that can detect pressure caused by a hose burst. After the detection, the connector at the end of the hose prevents water from pouring out of the valve.

How to Install Washing Machine Hose

You could have purchased a new washing machine and installed its hose. Or you decided to buy a new separate hose.

It could also be that you’ve gotten a leaking or damaged hose that you’re replacing. The below steps will guide you to install a new washing machine hose.

Things you will need to install include;

  • New hose
  • Empty bucket

Now let’s start installing our newly purchased washing machine hose.

  1. For safety purposes, turn off the washing machine and unplug it.
  2. Gently move the washing machine from the wall to provide enough space to work behind the washing machine.
  3. Turn off the water supply. If you happen to have both the hot and cold water supply, turn both of them off.
  4. It’s now time to remove the hose. One hose at a time, first remove from the back of the washing machine and later from the water supply valve. Use the empty bucket to drain the remaining water in the hose. Do some other hoses, in case two hoses are connected to the washing machine.
  5. We now connect the new hose, starting from the water supply valve, then the back of the washing machine follows. Do well to tighten it well to avoid any further leaks. Use pliers to tighten it well, as hand tightening won’t be enough.
  6. You can now turn on the water supply to check for leaks. If there’s no leak, then you go ahead and turn on the power supply. Push the washing machine back to where it was before you moved it forward.

Conclusion

Depending on the brand and model of the washing machine, you can be assured of all the needed hoses or some of them.

You might purchase a washing machine with a drain and water supply hose. Some washing machines will provide just the drain hose, with some providing no hose.

And you will need to purchase your hose separately. Many tend to buy new hoses even after they’ve been provided with a hose because of their low quality in nature.

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