The Way to Maintain a Washing Machine Hose

The drain hose onto your washing machine allows laundry waste water to drain out of the device and into a sink or standpipe, also called a drain pipe. Your laundry room might have a special alcove built into the walls, called a drain pipe recipient, that holds this hose firmly. If not, you must fasten the hose to prevent it from coming loose. If the hose falls to the floor, waste water can flood the region and cause significant damage. There are two possible ways to secure a drain hose securely, depending on whether your device will drain into a laundry sink or into a drain pipe.

Drain Pipe

Ensure the top of the drain hose could be installed above the water level of the machine. The space shouldn’t be higher than 96 inches in the base of the washing machine but also no shorter than 18 inches to ensure that waste water won’t flow back into the washer. Regular drain pipes are 2 inches in diameter and should accommodate most washing machine drain hoses.

Assess the amount of the drain spout. If it is not long enough, it might be difficult to prevent it from falling. Drain hoses have to be at least 34 inches long, and they are usually bent in the mill to help them stay in place.

If the drain pipe is situated close to a wall, then set the bent end of the hose into the pipe. Slide a hose clamp, which you can buy at hardware shops, round the hose about 6 inches from the surface of the drain pipe.

Fasten the hose to the wall by inserting a screw through the clamp and then into a stud. Secure this with a screwdriver. If the stud is hidden by drywall or plaster, then use a stud finder tool to find a stud. If the wall is masonry or brick, first drill the surface using a masonry bit, insert an anchor and secure the screw into the anchor.

If there isn’t a wall suitable for fastening nearby, attach the hose to the drain pipe. Use a cable strap to secure it at least 6 inches from the surface of the pipe.

Laundry Sink

Assess the distance in the height of the sink. It should be no longer than 96 inches from the floor to the sink to ensure that the waste water does not run back in the machine.

Loop the bent end of the hose over the lip of the sink, that shouldn’t be more than 45 inches from the washing machine.

Secure the hose to the leg of this laundry sink utilizing a plastic cable strap.

Ensure the hose end is not touching the base of the sink, which could restrict the flow of water.

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