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Old 03-31-2019, 01:28 PM   #1
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Washing machine drain hose failure

Beware : On my coach, Monaco used nothing to secure the drain hose in the stand pipe !
Wife decided to do some laundry on the way home, as we were finally in a site with full hookups. Low and behold, I discover a large puddle or soapy water under the coach. The hose had finally pulled itself right out of the stand pipe.
My stacked Whirlpool units are in cabinets in the bathroom/ hallway. There is no working behind these appliances while they are in place, you actually need to remove the doors just to give you 1/2" on each side, in order to pull the appliance out!
The fix was simple enough with a couple of hose clamps, and a short bungee cord, constantly pulling the hose into the standpipe, it's getting to it that is the problem !
If you ever meet someone with 5' long, 1" dia arms, keep them on retainer, for when this happens. He may be able to shove the hose back in, with the machine only partially removed !
Now, I'm just hoping my back heals in the next few weeks !
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Old 03-31-2019, 01:49 PM   #2
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Oh wow! I hear you! So Sorry!

Just the other day, I saw a wet spot on the driveway right above my W/D. Kept watching it hoping it was just morning roof-runoff, but that was not to be the next day... Stepped from bath area to bedroom and heard a squishy sound - the carpet was soaked.
We spent the next 3 hours pulling the washer out so's I could get to the hoses and tighten them. That bugger is HEAVY!
Next time (of course there will be another time. Isn't there always?), I'm considering cutting an access hole thru the bedroom wall to the valves. Ugly, but easier!

Didn't think to check the drain hose while I was in there. Uh-oh!
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Next time (of course there will be another time. Isn't there always?), I'm considering cutting an access hole thru the bedroom wall to the valves. Ugly, but easier!
Yup ..... considered that!
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Luckily my washing machine is mounted in the back next to the large closet with a large access panel that can be removed to access the hoses and dryer vent.

If it is that hard to access how do you check your dryer vent for lint build up? I monitor the amount of air blowing out of the outside vent and if it looks like it isn't blowing adequate volume I'll clean the vent.
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If it is that hard to access how do you check your dryer vent for lint build up? I monitor the amount of air blowing out of the outside vent and if it looks like it isn't blowing adequate volume I'll clean the vent.
I just clean out the dryer lint catcher after each load. Anything that get's past that, is going to stay there until the dryer bites the dust.
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We spent the next 3 hours pulling the washer out so's I could get to the hoses and tighten them. That bugger is HEAVY!
Actually, if your drain hose was just shoved into the standpipe like mine, there's a good chance when you pulled out the machine, you pulled the drain hose out some more. With the washer completely out of the cupboard, the drain hose barely makes it to the standpipe.
You'll know if it falls out !
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Ah, man. Coulda gone all day - no, make that all week - without you reminding me of that

Fortunately, Jim, wife noticed that there is a lint-trip inside the dryer. And I'm like Ben, I will heretofore assume it is sufficient for all eternity (or until it burns up ). Not a Norcold, so shouldn't be a problem
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No worries.



Like Bob Nodine said recently: "RV's were invented so old men would have something to work on all day".
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Yeah, but on a 1- 10 fun scale, this repair was a 0 !
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