Fix a Stuck Washing Machine Hose

Solution for removing rusted hoses ends

Replace corroded laundry hoses without ruining the valve by slitting them with a Dremel tool so the hose end will release.

By the DIY experts of The Family Handyman Magazine

Remove a stuck laundry hose

Rusted-on laundry hoses are nearly impossible to unscrew. If you need to remove or replace your laundry hose and just can’t get it loose, here’s the solution. Carefully cut through the hose end. Try to avoid cutting too deep, but don’t worry if you nick the threads on the valve. The threads don’t seal the connection. That’s taken care of by the rubber washer. You can use a hacksaw to make the cuts, but a Dremel tool with an abrasive cutoff wheel works even better (Photo 1). Cut the hose end in two places, then try to unscrew the fitting with water pump pliers or a pipe wrench. If it’s still stuck, break it off with the pliers (Photo 2).

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Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Pliers
  • Pipe wrench

You'll need a Dremel tool and abrasive wheel.