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Learning About Dishwashers

Hello, my name is Brandy Khane. I created this site to talk about dishwashers of all kinds. Growing up, we only had a single sink to do the dishes in. All of the kids took turn scrubbing, drying and putting away the dishes after every meal. If we skipped a washing session, the dishes piled up out of control. Today, I use a dishwasher to complete most of the washing session for me. I can clean other areas of the house while the dishwasher works hard for me. I would like to share all of the features and functions found on modern dishwashing appliances. I will also talk about installation techniques on this site.

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Find A Puddle Of Water In Front Of Your Washer? Learn How To Replace The Hoses

As a new homeowner, you are probably learning all about home maintenance and what it takes to keep things in proper working order. In doing so, you're learning about how to fix certain appliances when they need repair. If you notice that your washing machine has a puddle of water all around it, it's time to replace the water hoses that connect your machine to the wall. Once you've mopped up the puddle, follow these steps to disconnect the old hoses and replace them with new ones.

Step 1: Gather Your Supplies

  • 2 new washing machine hoses
  • a wrench
  • a bucket
  • a screwdriver
  • a few towels

Step 2: Protect the Floor With the Towels

Pull your washing machine away from the wall. Lay towels down behind the machine to soak up any remaining water, or any that you might spill while replacing the hoses.

Step 3: Disconnect the Washing Machine

Unplug the machine and set the cord over the top of it, so you don't place it in any wet spots if there is standing water on the floor. Turn off both the hot and cold-water valves to stop the flow of water to the machine.

Step 4: Remove the Old Hoses

Place the bucket under the area where the hose goes into the machine. Place the wrench on the connector of the washing machine and twist in a counterclockwise motion. Then gently pull off the hose and put the end in the bucket to drain out the water.

Repeat this step on the section of the hose that connects to the incoming water line on the wall.

Step 5: Attach the New Hoses

Screw the new hoses back in place and use the wrench to tighten them.

Step 6: Check the Drain Hose and Tighten

Locate the drain hose and inspect the clamps. If you find any loose clamps use the screwdriver to tighten the screws.

Turn the water valves back on, plug the washer back in, and start the machine to test it, before pushing the washer back against the wall.

Expect this process to take only a few minutes, depending on how tight the hoses are connected to the machine and incoming waterline. However, the first time you have to do this, you may want to take longer, just to make sure you don't break the connection by tightening the connectors too tight. Contact an appliance repair person or a company like Wiseman's Appliance should you run into any issues with this project.