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Appliance repair > Washers > Whirlpool Washer > Replacing water inlet hoses
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Replacing Water Inlet Hoses
Whirlpool® washing machines (direct drive)

Replacing Water Inlet Hoses
Instructions Illustrations
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This hose is located in the back of the automatic washer. It is connected at one end to the inlet mixing valve; the other end is connected to the water faucet.
Removing the water inlet hoses

1. Unplug washer or disconnect power.

2. Move the automatic washer away from the wall so you can work on it.

Note: With a piece of tape, mark which faucet is the hot water faucet. This procedure will make it easier when replacing the hoses.

3. Shut off the hot and cold water faucets.

Note: Care should be taken when removing hoses as they may have water in them.

4. Using pliers, remove one of the hoses from the faucet.

5. Using a pail, drain the excess water from this hose.

6. Using pliers, remove the other hose from the other faucet.

7. Using a pail, drain the excess water from this hose.

8. Using pliers, remove both hoses from the inlet mixing valve.


Replace your old rubber hoses with better, stainless steel braided, hoses.
Installing the water inlet hoses

Using pliers, hand turn one of the hoses (until tight) onto one of the ports on the inlet mixing valve; then turn 1/4 turn with the pliers to tighten.

2. Using pliers, hand turn the other hose (until tight) onto the other port on the inlet mixing valve; then turn 1/4 turn with the pliers to tighten.

Note: Before attaching the hot and cold inlet hoses to the faucets, you may want to reuse the inlet screens if your old hoses had them. If you do, remove the inlet screens from the old hoses. Make sure they are cleaned and install them with the screen facing the faucet.

3. Take the bottom hose which is the hot (H stamped on cabinet by bottom part) and hand turn (until tight) onto the hot faucet you marked with a piece of tape.

4. Using pliers, turn this hose 1/4 turn to tighten.

5. Take the top hose which is the cold (C stamped on the cabinet by the top port) and hand turn (until tight) onto the cold faucet.

6. Using pliers, turn this hose 1/4 turn to tighten.

7. Remove the tape.

Note: Do not use the console as a hand support when moving the appliance.

8. Move the automatic washer back to its proper place.

9. Plug in washer or reconnect power.

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