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How do I loosen a stuck house from a washing machine? Answered

I am trying to loosen the hose attached my hot water supply on my old washer and it wont budge.  Help!  My new washer is waiting.


replace the hose .


3 years ago

Sometimes it is amazing how much one wrong word can totally change the meaning of statement. I know you meant hose and not house but what a difference. I am thinking "motor home stuck in a wash" ----

I have a big problem with spelling so I am slow to criticize.

And --- They others gave you pretty good advice. New hose, pliers, ta da .

Welcome to instructables.

And by the way if the hose end is really stuck good and you need to crank on it with a lot of force its best if you put a wrench or another pair of pliers to hold the spigot so you don't accidentally break it off from the supply pipe.


3 years ago

Cut it off and replace it. If it is old enough to have stuck to the machine it has probably reached the end of its serviceable life anyway. A new one will set you back maybe $10 - $15 U.S. That's a whole lot less than what it will cost to repair the water damage if the old one breaks.

Slip joint pliers usually does the trick. You could also try wrapping a rag around it in a counter clockwise direction to give you more grip.