When a washing machine isn’t draining properly, the culprit is often a clogged drain hose. This can happen if something gets caught in the hose and prevents it from draining.
Fortunately, you can fix this problem by clearing out any debris that’s blocking the drain hose so that water flows freely again. In addition to removing blockages from your drain hose, following these steps will also help keep your clothes cleaner in the future!
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What is a washing machine hose?
A washing machine hose is simply a washing machine accessory. It is an extremely thin, clear tube that delivers water to the washing machine’s drum so the clothes can get wet during the washing cycle.
To use washing machine hoses effectively, keep in mind that they are not designed to be used more than once. To prevent damage to your washing machine, washing machine hoses should be replaced at least every six months.
This is due to infections and diseases carried in the hose–if you use a washing machine hose more than once, it puts you at risk of contracting these problems.
Another reason washing machine hoses are not designed for reuse is that washing machine hoses are often damaged by washing machine use. The washing machine’s agitator can cause washing machine hoses to degrade over time.
How to remove the drain hose from washing machine
You can remove a washing machine drain hose by taking these steps. These steps apply most specifically to washing machines that have a stationary tub with a direct connection to the drain line.
The washing machine won’t be able to drain water from itself if the drain hose is removed or has become clogged, and it’s important not to let the washing machine overfill with water for this reason.
- Unplug the washing machine
- Move the washing machine away from the wall
- Grab the wrench and disconnect the water lines (hot and cold) on the washing machine
- Loosen all hoses inside the washing machine, including the hose that will be removed
- Locate screws on the washing machine panel and remove them
- Grasp the washing machine panel with one hand while removing screws with the other hands
- Pull the washing machine panel away from the washing machine slowly to avoid causing any damage or injury
- Grab the drain hose at either end and twist counter-clockwise to remove it
- Twist the drain arm clockwise to ensure no pieces are left behind in the washing machine tub
- Wipeout external part of the washing machine tub if necessary
- The end of the drain line is located on the top right side of the washing machine’s exterior. You can see this area without pulling off the front panel and looking through a small window.
- Firmly push the drain hose into the washing machine to remove it
- Reassemble the washing machine by reversing the above steps. Make sure the washing machine is completely dry before using it again
- Plug the washing machine back in and test for leaks
- Check washing machine hoses, and reattach if necessary
You will have successfully removed the drain hose from your washing machine, now allow it to fill with water so you can test its functionality properly.
Even though taking apart a washing machine is considered an easy task, caution should always be exercised when unscrewing screws near the washing tub or where electrical wiring is present.
If you are not confident in your abilities, then carefully follow these instructions until they are no longer needed or have been thoroughly understood.
We hope this post has helped you find a solution to your problem. If you have any other questions, please feel free to comment below