Burst washing machine hoses can spell big, costly trouble. We'll show you how to replace traditional rubber hoses on wash machines with special no-burst hoses. Replacing the hoses can save you a lot of time, money and frustration down the road.
By the DIY experts of The Family Handyman Magazine
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No-burst washing machine water hose
No-burst washing machine water hoses are made with a metal sleeve to eliminate leaks.
If your washing machine is connected to bare rubber hoses, you’re risking thousands of dollars’ worth of water damage. Under constant water pressure, these hoses are prone to leaks or even bursting. That’s why building codes say that the water supply should be shut off when the washer isn’t in use—unless it’s connected to no-burst hoses.
No-burst washing machine water hoses are encased in a woven metal sleeve that prevents weak spots in the rubber from developing into leaks. The washer water hoses are available at home centers, and installing the washer water hose is as easy as connecting a garden hose.
Required Tools for this Washing Machine Hose Project
Have the necessary tools for this DIY washing machine hose project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.