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CCO

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Sears hose clamp (el-cheapo) -- 1
Nice new hardwood flooring----- 0

On my way to pick up my baby this morning decided to do a quick wash of some dirty doggee blankees and it come to the rinse cycle -- Hmmm water sounds a bit loud like it not going down the drain -- sure enough the cheap clamp (see pic) let go and the outlet pipe started to come off.
Luckily I stayed for the end of the cycle as I usually do to be safe and noticed it. It could have had a whole load of dirty rinse cycle water all over my nice new hardwood flooring.
I had about 45 minutes to get things cleaned up b4 I had to leave to get my car.

What a day to start the day.

It ended nicely tho -- with my car back in shape and all fixed up by our good buddy Steve of Finishline in Breslau .......

If anyone has the type of clamp (pictured), you're forewarned that they can and will fail and the hose will gradually work loose and come off.
I changed mine to a proper hoseclamp Pictured and installed) and you'd be well advised to check your to be safe.

I'll be thanking Sears shortly for their foresight in the matter. :(

I had a nice refreshing swim after to cool off (once I stopped cussing). :D


THE CULPRIT:

THE REPLACEMENT:

THE CLEANEST LAUNDRY-ROOM FLOOR IN TOWN:
 
CCO You are lucky to catch that issue!! Good job.
One of my Vette friends came home a month ago to a broken toilet tank...the water had been running for two hours!!! Major damage to 3 floors of his house.
I'm going to check my washer hoses today.
graham
 
Good catch Colin and yes you were very lucky indeed. I think I'd better check to see what's on our washer.
 
Colin, boy what bad luck. As you said it would have been even worse if you weren't there.
I had the same problem about four years ago but it wasn't that hose but it was the hot water hose from the wall and under city water pressure. Thing was, I had only changed it about six months before that. Now there's stainless steel braided line replacing the rubber ones and guaranteed not to break. I was only away three days and boy what a mess. I see you still have rubber ones still in use. You might want to check them too.
 
Colin, boy what bad luck. As you said it would have been even worse if you weren't there.
I had the same problem about four years ago but it wasn't that hose but it was the hot water hose from the wall and under city water pressure. Thing was, I had only changed it about six months before that. Now there's stainless steel braided line replacing the rubber ones and guaranteed not to break. I was only away three days and boy what a mess. I see you still have rubber ones still in use. You might want to check them too.

Yeah -- you get burned (so to speak) once and then go with the braided hoses -- pretty well good forever.

It's still a good habit to turn off the taps after finishing the washloads.
I've seen some pretty good flooding (about a foot of water in the basement) from burst hoses unattended all day. Not only messy and expensive to replace whatever got wet, but expensive to buy all that water even more so if it's heated.

-- They say Sh*t happens but sometimes that dodo is so messy and destructive -- it's a very nasty lesson.

Yeah -- I got off pretty light ..... which I'm thankful for. -- I"m still gonna hassle Sears over it. What in all that's Holy would it have cost to put a good gear clamp on there instead of a POS? -- maybe a quarter......:rolleyes:

You can bet your boots I'll be checking new rigs from here on in and changing clamps as needed.

C.
 
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I replaced the clamps on the cars but didn't on the washer (until now).....

" Quick, cheap, and for the most part" don't git 'er done for me. I'll be watching for those POS's in the future and not trust them at all.

C.
 
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