Step 3: Install New, Braided Hoses

washing machine hose fittings
Photo: Shaffer Smith Photography
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Use your fingers to screw the hose fittings onto the machine's threaded nipples, then tighten gently with pliers. Make sure the hose is long enough to allow you to move the machine if necessary; 60 inches is convenient for most installations.
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    • adjustable pliers
      Adjustable pliers
    • paintbrush
      Brush
    • copper fitting brush
      Snorkel brush
    • flashlight
      Flashlight

    Shopping List

    1. STEEL-JACKETED WASHING MACHINE HOSES

    2. DRIP PAN (optional)

    3. 4-INCH ROUND STEEL DUCT with 90-degree elbows

    4. ALUMINUM DUCT TAPE