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Old 12-02-2007, 07:35 PM   #1
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Default Any idea how much washer/dryer hookup wires/tubes/hoses cost?

My neighbor got a new high performance/energy saving washer and dryer and so they gave me their old one (about 10 years old) whirlpool brand. Anyway, they said there was nothing wrong with it they just wanted a new one. So I got it and its now in my apartment.

The Washer has the hot/cold water hoses and the power cord hanging from it. There is a plastic (sewage?) tube with it as well. Is it a good idea for me to replace the hot/cold water hoses or should these 10 year old ones be fine?

The dryer on the other hand has nothing connected to the back of it at all, so I would need to buy the electric cable to plug into the wall and the lint hose. I don't think I need anything else for it.. it is an electric dryer. My apartment has all the hookups for it, so its just a matter of me putting this all together on my day off tomorrow.

So I figure I have to buy:

-Some clamps to clamp the sewage hose for the dryer in place, and the lint hose for the dryer in place (really big diameter for the dryer one)

-An electrical cord for the dryer (that odd 3 prong'ed kind with the diagnol prongs)

-The hose for the lint/hot air tube to connect to the wall.

-Maybe some new hot/cold water hoses (if neccisary)

Anything else I need? Anyone know how much this would all cost me on average.

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Old 12-02-2007, 07:37 PM   #2
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Default Any idea how much washer/dryer hookup wires/tubes/hoses cost?

Should cost more than $25-$30...some places (Home Depot, Lowes) has a package with everything in it...

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Old 12-02-2007, 07:40 PM   #3
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Yeah, I got a dryer hookup kit from Home Depot for $24 about 3 years ago.
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Old 12-02-2007, 07:43 PM   #4
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Cool that sounds good.. what about replacing the water hoses for the washer.. think thats neccisary?
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Old 12-02-2007, 07:48 PM   #5
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Cool that sounds good.. what about replacing the water hoses for the washer.. think thats neccisary?
At the cost of a few bucks, you might as well. They'll be fine if you really can't spare the $10 to replace them... I've never really heard of hoses rotting through or anything. Now if the metal ends are rusted... you'd probably be safer replacing them.
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Old 12-02-2007, 08:16 PM   #6
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sweet i'll give it a go tomorrow. yay for free appliances
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Old 12-02-2007, 08:17 PM   #7
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Cool that sounds good.. what about replacing the water hoses for the washer.. think thats neccisary?
yes. burst hoses (usually the hot water one, usually when you're away fior a few days, lol ) cause a lot of damage with volumes of water sprayed everywhere. replacement of both hot & cold water hoses is cheap insurance.
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Old 12-02-2007, 08:19 PM   #8
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Default Any idea how much washer/dryer hookup wires/tubes/hoses cost?

Get braided metal hoses. They are tons more durable, and not much more expensive. (think $5 each vs $3 each)
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Old 12-02-2007, 08:21 PM   #9
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Make sure you take note (draw a picture) of the layout of your 220 outlet. There are a couple different versions.
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Old 12-02-2007, 09:25 PM   #10
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Default Any idea how much washer/dryer hookup wires/tubes/hoses cost?

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Cool that sounds good.. what about replacing the water hoses for the washer.. think thats neccisary?
At the cost of a few bucks, you might as well. They'll be fine if you really can't spare the $10 to replace them... I've never really heard of hoses rotting through or anything. Now if the metal ends are rusted... you'd probably be safer replacing them.
That's not very good advice.

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According to State Farm Insurance Statistics, washing machine hose failures cause approximately $170 million in damages to homes in the United States & Canada. The true figure may be even higher, as this amount accounts for reported claims only.
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Regardless of the type of hose that a homeowner uses, our recommendation <State Farm> is to check them frequently and replace them every 3-5 years as part of a proactive maintenance plan
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The Texas Department of Insurance reports one of every three Texas homeowner claims last year were due to water damage, and the average cost per water claim was $8,600
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Old 12-02-2007, 09:36 PM   #11
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you should replace the hot/cold water hoses. $12-15 i think for metal braid covered auto shut off valve ones. cuz it really sucks if that hose bursts and floods ur house. blow out the lint in the lint hose.
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Old 12-02-2007, 10:10 PM   #12
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Default Any idea how much washer/dryer hookup wires/tubes/hoses cost?

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Should cost more than $25-$30...some places (Home Depot, Lowes) has a package with everything in it...
Agreed. Get some braided lines for the hot and cold water though. Those are much less prone to breaking. I definitely wouldn't reuse the 10 year old lines that came with the washer.
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Old 12-03-2007, 09:41 AM   #13
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That's not very good advice.

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According to State Farm Insurance Statistics, washing machine hose failures cause approximately $170 million in damages to homes in the United States & Canada. The true figure may be even higher, as this amount accounts for reported claims only.
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Regardless of the type of hose that a homeowner uses, our recommendation <State Farm> is to check them frequently and replace them every 3-5 years as part of a proactive maintenance plan
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The Texas Department of Insurance reports one of every three Texas homeowner claims last year were due to water damage, and the average cost per water claim was $8,600
Interesting. I don't doubt it, but I've still never met anyone who has had hoses rot through or anything. I still stand by "it's cheap enough so why not?"
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Old 12-03-2007, 09:54 AM   #14
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Default Any idea how much washer/dryer hookup wires/tubes/hoses cost?

My friend's uncle had one of his washer hoses pop open. Even a few hours of time turned into 20K in damage, so I suggest replacing the hose. The problem is they can wear through in a weak spot in the hose. It may take 5 years, but a bubble will form... then pop... then bad...

They say you should replace the water hoses every 5 years, but the power cord should be ok, however you arent supposed to use an old power cord on a new washer.
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