How to Fix the Washing Machine Drain Hose

Before you start repairing washing machine drain hoses, you need to make sure it is properly installed. A lot of problems can be fixed by reinstalling the hose.

Required Tools and Materials

Ring clamp
Slotted screwdriver

Step 1

Put the hooked drain at the back of the washing machine. This should be around the waste water container. Take the other end of the hose. Place it on the stand pipe. Fasten the hose at the receptacle.

Step 2

Take the other end and set a couple of inches of it in the stand pipe. Do not allow it to bend.

Step 3

Connect the hose to the washer. Put the clamp over the hose you’re connecting. Slide it a few inches. When repairing washing machine drain hoses via this method, you should put the hose end at the receptacle. Set it as far back in the connector as you can.

Step 4

Put the ring clamp over the hose at the receptacle. Fasten it tight with a screwdriver.

Step 5

Place the hose’s other end in the stand pipe. Pack a couple of inches of the hose in the pipe.

Step 6

Conduct a test wash. Put some load and allow it to cycle. Do not add detergents.

Unclogging a Washing Machine Drain Hose

In some cases the hose may be clogged. Follow these steps to start repairing washing machine drain hoses that are clogged.

Required Tools and Materials

White vinegar (one cup)

Step 1

The problem will manifest itself when water overflows. If this happens, remove all the clothing there.

Step 2

Put warm water in the washing machine. Adjust the settings so you’ll use low water. Pour 1 cup of vinegar in the machine; this should unclog the hose.

Step 3

Set the washing machine on its typical cycle. Do not put any clothes in; just let it run.

Step 4

Put in your regular load. If there is no more overflow, you can resume washing. If there is, take off the clothes and repeat the process. To reduce clogging incidents, clean the hose with the vinegar once a month.

Handling the Washing Machine Properly

Required Tools and Materials

Duct tape
Plumber’s tape

Anyone can go about repairing washing machine drain hoses, but proper upkeep will keep these repairs to the minimum. For example, make sure the drain pipe is a foot (or half a foot) above the ground. Even better is to place the drain pipe higher than the machine’s water plane. This will significantly reduce incidents of siphoning.

You should also make sure the pipe is standard size (i.e., two inches in diameter). To avoid leaks, you can apply plumber’s tape on the threads. This will secure the hose and keep the stand pipe from leaking. To keep the hose from being knocked around, apply some duct tape at the point where the pipes meet.

Repairing washing machine drain hoses will be easier if you care for the unit. With proper maintenance, problems can be dealt with easily.

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