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washing machine question?

ok so i just got a used washing machine put into my basement.my question is this.there is a black hose with ripples in it that is sticking out and up beside the machine.what is this,and shouldnt it be hooked to something?they said its ready to be used so im just curious what this pipe is for

Answer:

The drain. The water goes in, it's gotta come out. Drain it off into a wash basin. If the machine is where a machine is supposed to go, you've probably got a basin already or an open pipe there somewhere. They sell U-shaped pipes that you use to drain into the open pipes. Don't rely on Duct tape, that will get you by but only until you can purchase a peice that will hold the corrugated pipe in the drain pipe. Otherwise the force of the water will work it out eventually. BIG MESS! Ask at your local Home Depot or appliance store. They'll know exactly what your talking about.
Apr 14, 2017
The black corrugated hose is the drain hose that must be kept upright or the water that goes in will come right back out. If you have a washer hook up there should be a stack (a section of pipe hooked up to your house's drain line for the washer's drain line to connect) and hot and cold water supply line.
Apr 14, 2017
That looks like the hose that drains water OUT of the machine. Make sure it empties into a sink with a drain. Good Luck! You ccan look up the specs on the machine online go to the manufac. website. It will tell you how to hook it up. Good Luck
Apr 14, 2017
This is a drain hose water drain oiut of the machine from this hose.
Apr 14, 2017
That is probably the discharge pipe. dirty wash water. it need a drain.
Apr 14, 2017

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