When we are talking about the repair and maintenance of the washing machine. First you need to know that the main cause of water damage in homes from washing machine related failures. It is due to a leaky or broken water supply hose.
According to IIBHS, the average age of a failure to supply hose washer is approximately 8.7 years. To prolong the life expectancy of your laundry machine spares, Follow the steps essential for the maintenance of the laundry machine:
- Check the supply lines of washing machine at least twice a year (every 6 months) for signs of failure, which include: the tube wear or glaring and scorching hose, stress crack or loosen the connection, fraying of the lines, and leaks in near the end of the hose.
- According to the manufacturers recommendations, replace this supply line at least once every 3-5 years. In some cases the damage may occur from the inside to the outside. Be sure to replace them with braided steel hoses reinforced because it will last longer and is much more likely to result in disaster.
- Leave four inches (11 centimeters) gap between the rear of the washer and the wall to avoid kinks in your water supply lines.
- Turn off the supply valve when not in use, such as when leaving on vacation or if you wash cycle only once every week or two.