I’d like you to give me the advice on replacing an inlet hose for Zannussi 1250.
I discover the leak from the connector of cold water hose (connecting the washer and the cold water pipe under the kitchen sink).
I tuned the stop cock near the connector and the leak stopped, but I guess I’m not able to use the washer until I replace the inlet hose.
I found the spare hose on line, but I have no experience of installing the washer myself, and I am wondering if I can replace the hose by myself or I should ask a plumber to do it.
Please give me any advice on what I should do so that I can use the washer again ASAP!
Thank you for your help.
The inlet hoses are simple to replace. After turning the water off, unscrew the hose from the tap. The opposite end has the same fitting, and screws onto the washing machine inlet. Just simply remove and replace. Make sure the black rubber washer is removed too as it can stick to the fitting. The new hose should come equipped with new washers.
Unless the hose is split or damaged, you may only need to replace the rubber washers which are available in any hardware or DIY store.
Thank you so much for the detailed reply.
I will try to replace the rubber washer first as you suggested, because the leak seemed coming from only one spot, i.e. around the screw.
You wrote ‘after turning the water off’. I turned the handle of valve off and the leak stopped – is it enough or do I have to turn off the main water? (I don’t know how).
Sorry to ask such a basic question – I have to study more of DIY themes!
Thank you anyway for your reply, I appreciate your kindness.
Yes turning the valve should be sufficient to shut off the water. Occasionally older valves may be seized or furred up, and they do not shut the water off totally. When you undo the hose, just release it gently in case the water leaks.
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