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Home owner tip – Washing machine hoses

According to State Farm Insurance 170 million dollars a year in damage is attributed to washing machine hose failure. Make sure to check your washing machine connections and replace if they are corroded or the hoses are cracked. The typical washing machine hose only lasts about 5 years so if yours are older than that now would be a good time to replace them. You can get a set for around 20 dollars, try to get the braided stainless steel ones for they will last the longest.

Also remember you should keep a clear distance of about 4″ between your hose connections and back of washing machine, this will prevent any kinks and premature damage to the hoses. And yes this all applies to the “burst-resistant” hoses as well.