When installing any washer or washing machine hose, be sure it is not twisted or kinked or positioned in such a manner that it might kink in the future and stop the proper flow of water. Most hoses used inside washers and washing machines are secured on each end by hose clamps, and easily removed and replaced by using a screwdriver, hex driver, or special hose clamp pliers.
Water Inlet Hoses
Extreme care should be taken when attaching the water inlet hoses to the washer inlet valves with nylon bodies. Cross threading of these hose couplings on the valve inlets can cause leaks and can damage the threads. Do not over tighten. A filter washer screen is provided for each hose and is to be installed cup side up in the shoes end that is to be attached to the faucet. A standard rubber washer is provided for use in the end that attaches to the valve. Two 3/8 inch inside diameter rubber molded or reinforced stainless hose is used to carry the water from the water supply valve to a water inlet valve of washing machine.
Fill Control Hose
The fill control hose and recirculation inlet hose are secured to the tub by special internal retaining rings that can be removed by use of regular or needle-nose pliers. The reducing connector that couples the fill control hose to the plastic tubing should be tightly secured to the inside of the fill control hose by use of rubber cement.
On many washers here are two hoses used to recirculation the water from the outer tub through the recirculation pump and through the filter at the top of the tub. The hose between the tub and the pump is attached to a plastic side outlet assembly which is secured to the tub side by a locking ring. The other hose runs from the outlet of the recirculation pump to the filter housing. Because the filter housing is secured to the top, the recirculation hose must be removed to raise the top for servicing.
Pump Outlet Hose
On machines that do not have a two-way valve, the hose runs from the pump outlet to a hole in the rear of the cabinet and is secured to a hose coupling by a hose clamp. On machines equipped with a two-way valve, the hose runs from the pump outlet to the inlet on the two-way valve.
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