How to Add a Drain Extension to a Washing Machine

Drain hose extensions for washing machines have been set up once a drain standpipe — the right tube located at the end of the hose — is 5 feet or greater above the floor after the washing machine has been installed in the home. Adding a drain nozzle extension prevents water flows and ensures your washing machine satisfactorily drains after usage.

Unplug the washing machine in the electrical socket. Turn off the water supply into the sink or drain socket that’s attached into the washing machine. Laundry sinks normally have shutoff valves on the pipes that allow you to switch off the water supply directly at the sink.

Carefully pull out your washing system so you can access behind it, as it is the point where the hose is located. Remove the screws that hold the nozzle clamp into the washer casing with a screwdriver. Place a bucket underneath the washing machine hose to catch any water that can still be from the hose. Remove and the hose clamp. Use a clean cloth to wipe the hose vent and remove any lint or debris that could be in it.

Insert the extension drain hose. Push the drain hose clamp down and snap it in place on the first groove of this hose ribbing. Gently insert the hose clamp and drain hose to the hose vent on the back of the washer to make certain that it creates a seal. Reattach the clamp.

Route the washer hose to your sink or drain socket. Place a laundry drain hose crook within the sink border and insert the nozzle. So it’s 18 inches above floor level, position the drain hose standpipe end into the sink.

Use plastic ties to secure the drain hose and drain hose standpipe into the drain hose crook. If your laundry sink is a bathtub with feet, use a plastic tie to attach the hose into a leg of this bathtub.

Turn on the water supply into the laundry sink or drain socket and plug in the washing machine to the electrical socket. Run your washing machine through a washing cycle and monitor the hose for leaks. If you find a leak at the back of the machine at the hose connections, remove the hose and drain clamp and reinstall it, as it may not be completely seated at the hose port of this machine.

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