Step 4: Dont Be a Hosier
measure the size hose your drain hose is and get hose clamp to hold the hose on the bottom of the washing machine. You will be moving your hose to and from the drain tube to the tote and it WILL work itself loose, when you least want it to.
Mine came off on me once, which was all it took for me to better secure it. Luckily for me it was during a small load and I could move the washer out in time to prevent something my wife wouldn't let me forget about in this life time... (honesty she loves me and thinks I'm wonderful... she was a great catch!). If you have a basement unfinished you'd weather it.