For water to enter the wash­ing machines, they are con­nect­ed to the water sup­ply using an inlet hose. Most often, then a branch is made that has a tap so that you can instant­ly shut off the water sup­ply. The inlet hose for the wash­ing machine comes with the appli­ance itself — you do not need to pur­chase it addi­tion­al­ly.

But what if you need to replace it? Replace­ment may be required for a vari­ety of rea­sons: leak­age, shell fail­ure, inap­pro­pri­ate length or poor-qual­i­ty stan­dard part. To pur­chase a tru­ly high-qual­i­ty hose for a wash­ing machine, you need to know their vari­eties and how much a high-qual­i­ty inlet hose costs. Just about this and will be writ­ten below.

Types of inlet hose

The inlet hoses for the wash­ing machine have a very sim­ple device dia­gram. At the base of the inlet hose is a small PVC pipe, which is rein­forced with a rein­forced thread, as well as a nylon braid. This fill­ing device con­sists of sev­er­al lay­ers, which allows us to hope for its strength — they have suf­fi­cient resis­tance to tear­ing and are ready to with­stand high water pres­sure.

At the end, the inlet hoses are rein­forced with met­al sleeves, fit­tings and nuts are vis­i­ble from it. One fit­ting is screwed to the wash­ing machine, the sec­ond to the water pipe. Fit­tings, nuts are made of plas­tic. They are not par­tic­u­lar­ly strong, so they are twist­ed by hand, and not with a wrench — this will save them from dam­age.

This design of the inlet hose is very com­mon — this is how they come with a wash­ing machine. Usu­al­ly they have a cer­tain dyne. When the wash­ing machine is not mount­ed direct­ly on the water sup­ply, an extend­ed inlet hose will be need­ed to sup­ply water. These pipes can be pur­chased sep­a­rate­ly, the length of such a hose varies from 1 to 6 m. If nec­es­sary, the length can be made longer by con­nect­ing two or more inlet hoses using con­nec­tors.

FUM — tape can seal the joints in order to avoid water leak­age. How­ev­er, it is bet­ter to exclude such con­nec­tions, since you can­not call them reli­able.

Can the inlet hoses for wash­ing machines be dis­as­sem­bled? Of course, you can do it. How­ev­er, it is rec­om­mend­ed to throw out the inlet (inlet) hose with dam­age and buy a replace­ment for it. So you will avoid pos­si­ble leaks dur­ing water sup­ply — new inlet hoses, of course, are more reli­able and have ser­vice­able fit­tings, which can­not be said about the old hose that has been under repair.

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Inlet hose with Aquastop

A design that has leak­age pro­tec­tion is called Aquastop. The sim­ple hoses men­tioned above can break due to nat­ur­al wear and tear. If there are water leaks, you can eas­i­ly flood your neigh­bors. Hoses with the Aquastop sys­tem neu­tral­ize this pos­si­bil­i­ty.

A hose with an Aquastop pro­tec­tion block is a design where 1 tube goes inside the sec­ond one. Between them there is a spe­cial mate­r­i­al, when water gets on it, it swells, which trig­gers the pro­tec­tion valve, which shuts off the water. The sys­tem func­tions as fol­lows:

  • nor­mal mode — water flows through the inter­nal, main inlet hose;
  • if it is dam­aged (rup­ture or slow leak­age), water acts on the swelling mate­r­i­al;
  • the mate­r­i­al swells and the valve works, shuts off the water, the floor in the build­ing remains dry.

These hoses have a high price com­pared to the clas­sic ones, but they guar­an­tee pro­tec­tion against pos­si­ble leak­age. It also hap­pens that the wash­ing machine, even with­out work­ing, pro­duces a set of water, in which case the hose with the Avostop sys­tem will not help you.

Inlet hose with Aquastop

Wrong position of inlet hoses

It is impor­tant that it is locat­ed in the cor­rect posi­tion rel­a­tive to the con­nec­tions to the water sup­ply, as well as to the wash­er. The plas­tic part of the inlet hose inside must be prop­er­ly posi­tioned under the rub­ber seal. When rolled up, it should exert equal pres­sure on the gas­ket on each side. In a place with the low­est pres­sure dur­ing water sup­ply, a water leak can form.

If water is leak­ing for this rea­son, then it is enough that you cor­rect­ly posi­tion the inlet hose and tight­en the dock­ing points a lit­tle more.

Connecting the inlet hose to washing machines

To con­nect the inlet hose to the wash­ing machine, care must be tak­en to insert into the water sup­ply. In this place, a tee and a shut-off valve are installed, a plas­tic nut and a fit­ting are screwed to the tee. As a rule, for the entire time of using the wash­er, these oper­a­tions will not have to be con­stant­ly per­formed, as well as replac­ing the drain hose.

Pro­fes­sion­als advise to addi­tion­al­ly put a mechan­i­cal fil­ter along with the insert, which puri­fies the water (in addi­tion to the mesh that is already installed at the entrance to the machine). Due to this, the wash­ing machine will be pro­tect­ed from the pen­e­tra­tion of dirt. The fil­ter is placed behind the tee, in front of the filler pipe.

inlet hose connection

What to do if the wash­ing machine is not installed near the water sup­ply? In such a sit­u­a­tion, sev­er­al inlet hoses can be con­nect­ed in series. How­ev­er, a bet­ter solu­tion is to lay an addi­tion­al plas­tic pipe to the instal­la­tion site of the machine — thus, the chance of avoid­ing leaks is high­er. Accord­ing­ly, the taps for lock­ing in any case are installed at the point of inser­tion into the main water sup­ply.

When con­nect­ing plas­tic pipes, it is rec­om­mend­ed to use the appro­pri­ate tool. After oper­a­tion of the wash­ing machine, it is nec­es­sary to block the access of water to the machine.

How to tight­en the inlet hose cor­rect­ly? Some users do this with great effort, but do not do this — there is a high prob­a­bil­i­ty of dam­age to nuts made of plas­tic. It is nec­es­sary to twist them man­u­al­ly, with­out using tools and oth­er impro­vised means that increase effort. It is only nec­es­sary to make a tight con­nec­tion where the nut will not unscrew, and the con­nec­tion itself will not allow water to leak.

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