How To Check Your Washing Machine Hose
Each washing machine comes with three hoses to add total functionality to the appliance: hot water, cold water and a drain. This means there are three opportunities for your otherwise reliable appliance to suddenly break apart and leak water. If you find water in the laundry room, it’s worth checking to see if any of your washing machine hoses are leaking.
First and foremost, pull out the washing machine. You need to check all three hoses to see if there is a leak in any of them, but don’t disconnect any tubes. Instead, start a short wash and watch each of the hoses as it goes through the wash and rinse cycles. When starting the drain cycle, keep an eye on the drain hose.
If you notice a leak, then you need to turn off the washing machine. Because you may have water on the floor at this point, avoid physically unplugging the machine. Instead, locate the circuit breaker in your home and shut off the power to the washing machine. Next, find the water supply knobs behind your washing machine and turn them clockwise to seal off the water supply.
Remove the hose and check where the leak is. You may be able to use tape to hold the leak in place, but if not, you can replace it outright with one that is steel braided and much more leak resistant. The act of removing the hose will generally vary depending on the exact model, but you will typically need to unscrew it from the appliance.
Remove the neck end from the pipe. Take the new hose and put it into the original position, screwing it in clockwise to help insert it snugly. Ensure that you secure the pipe in its position to avoid any new leaks from an unstable connection.