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Questionable Washer Hoses

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I had to replace a set of "questionable" washer hoses today. One of them was ready to blow. Is this the right forum?

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Good pic... good catch!  You just saved them Big Bucks!  

 

Now for the test:  did you install a set of steel braided washer hoses for them?  

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One of those hoses looks like a snake that just swallowed a cat.

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One of those hoses looks like a snake that just swallowed a cat.

"Fluffy, where's my Fluffy ?"

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"But but but, it has worked fine for years like that. How can that be the problem?"

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Wonder if it was an upstairs laundry room.  Whoa, Nellie!

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Manufacturers suggest replacing hoses every 5 years. My parts supply house and some other info I've read suggests that the braided industrial nylon are even better than stainless steel . They say there's no rusting nor electrical conductivity 

 

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... Manufacturers suggest replacing hoses every 5 years.

OR when replacing the Washer ..

whichever comes first. :whistling:

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  Thanks for the pic Durham. Those are the hoses I use. 5 year warranty. This was in an apartment building. Hot water line. Original complaint was washer would not spin. Found broken coupler, water pump pissing, bad hoses. Took 2 days to track down the key to get into the machine. The only key their concerned with is the coin box key.landlord2.jpglandlord-300x199.jpg

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Manufacturers suggest replacing hoses every 5 years. My parts supply house and some other info I've read suggests that the braided industrial nylon are even better than stainless steel . They say there's no rusting nor electrical conductivity 

I think someone's giving you a sales pitch, Brother Durham. First off, stainless steel doesn't rust. That's just one of its engineering properties. And what does it matter if it's electrically conductive?

Steel-braided hoses should last much longer than five years, absent abuse. Why only a five year warranty on the nylon hoses?

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  Most hoses last much longer than 5 years. I think it's a small wonder that Whirlpool/FSP stands by a product for 5 years anymore.

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I think someone's giving you a sales pitch, Brother Durham. First off, stainless steel doesn't rust. That's just one of its engineering properties. And what does it matter if it's electrically conductive?

Steel-braided hoses should last much longer than five years, absent abuse. Why only a five year warranty on the nylon hoses?

I have not succumbed to the sales tactic personally. It doesn't seem logical those hoses are better but I try to keep an open mind for any possibility, especially when such possibilities may be counterintuitive to my current understanding . That's how this old dog can learn a new trick or two every once in a while. "Independent" customer reviews seem to be quite positive.

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i have had some water hammer isssues with the stainless hoses and some of the stainless hose have the mushroom seal on the end that  prevents good water flow on the fill valves with the plastic screens

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Just make sure they are NOT Floodsafe hoses!

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hey... who said stainless steel will not rust! Ask my expensive knives! Stainless will rust or stain but will rust or stain "less" than ordinary steel.

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I like those Whirlpool hoses. It's more than just the hose material, it's the hardware, seals, and reinforcement braiding that add up to a quality hose. These are rated at 1700 PSI burst strength.

When I install new hoses I like to put a couple drops of Turbine oil where the threaded cap meets the hose connection. Then when someone goes to take the hose off, the hose will not turn with the cap. I figure I'm helping out the next guy, and that just might be me.

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When I install new hoses I like to put a couple drops of Turbine oil where the threaded cap meets the hose connection. The when someone goes to take the hose off, the hose will not turn with the cap. I figure I'm helping out the next guy, and that just might be me.

Great tip!!

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Well, well, well... I rectum this old dawg done learnt a new trick. In the immortal words of Frank Zappa crooning about Emily, the modified dog: "'Arf!' she said."

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... Stainless will rust or stain but will rust or stain "less" than ordinary steel.

yes, there are different grades of stainless steel

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