How to Loosen Washing Machine Hoses

Washing machine hoses connect the water source to the machine itself as the drain hose connects to a pipe or other form of drain. Occasionally the metal of the faucets, hose attachments, and clamps of the drain hose become rusted, corroded and difficult to remove. Have your favorite lubricant handy, make room to move the machine and you are ready to loosen washing machine hoses.

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Step 1

Unplug the washing machine from the electrical outlet. Pull the washer out as far as possible to reach the hoses.

Step 2

Turn off the hot and cold water and place a bucket under the faucet connection to catch any water if there is room between the wall and washing machine.

Step 3

Apply the lubricant if needed to loosen the corrosion around the faucet and hose connectors. Let stand up to five minutes.

Step 4

Grip the hose connections at the faucet with your fingers and turn the connectors to the left. If the lubricant has not loosened the corrosion, move on.

Step 5

Attach the pipe wrench to the hose connections, with the small side of the wrench facing upward with the handle as low as possible to the right of the faucet. Adjust the wrench to fit firmly on the hose connectors.

Step 6

Pull the wrench upward, gently applying pressure as needed. Remove the hoses with your hands. Repeat the process for the connections at the washing machine.