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How to fix a leaky washing machine hose

by | Aug 24, 2012 | DIY Questions |

Rosemary asked

I am new to connecting washing machines/hoses. I have managed to inset the washers into the ends of the hoses. I have connected the hoses to the washing machine and water valves. But the hot water hose is leaking on the water valve end. Is it broken or do I need to tighten it some more? I have tightened it as much as I could, but I'm not sure if I need to return it and purchase another. Your help is greatly appreciated!

DIY Answer Guy

Hi Rosemary, It appears that you have done everything correctly so lets see what we can do to remedy the problem.

First shut off the water to the hot hose. 

Remove the hose from the water valve. 

Next, remove the washer from the hose end.

Turn the washer over and re-insert it back into the end of the hose.

Next, apply a few wraps of teflon tape to the water valve threads.

Now, attach the hose to the hot water valve and tighten. 

Don't over tighten it, just nice and snug.

Now turn on the water and check for leaks.

If it's still leaking, try tightening it a bit more. 

If it continues to leak, then the washer or hose end is defective. Take the hose back to the store and get a new hose, and install the new hose.

Please let me know how it turns out.