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What are the best hoses for washing machine installation?

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Stainless steel braided hoses and reinforced rubber hoses are best for washing machine installation. Stainless steel braided hoses are more resistant to bursting and damage from cutting and twisting than the reinforced rubber hose variant but have a shorter life span.

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Even if a product claims to be completely burst-proof, a hose can fail if it is not replaced every few years or properly installed. Provided those stipulations are observed, stainless steel braided hoses are a better choice over reinforced rubber hoses.

Remove bends and kinks in the washing machine hose and provide at least 4 inches of space between the washing machine and the wall to prevent accidents.

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