Installation of Hot and Cold Inlet Hoses for Washers


If the hot setting on the washer supplies only cold water and the cold setting supplies only hot water, then the inlet hoses may not be connected properly. This video will outline the process to verify that the hoses are connected correctly. Facing the wall, the cold water home valve is located on the right side and the hot water home is located on the left side. Most homes have this orientation. Here is the correct orientation for the hoses. The rubber washer with the screen is secured at the home water connection. Begin by connecting the hose to the cold water home valve. Second, facing the back of the washer, connect this cold water hose to the cold water hookup located on the left side of the washer. Always make sure the rubber washers are in place to ensure a secure connection. Tighten both connections with pliers. Third, connect the remaining hose to the hot water home valve. Fourth, facing the back of the washer, connect this hot water hose to the hot water hookup, located on the right side of the washer. Tighten both connections with pliers. Always check for leaks, both at the washer connections and the home water valve connections. If there is a leak check that the rubber washer is in place. If the rubber washer is broken or damaged, remove it and reorder the part by calling
1-800-GE-CARES (1-800-432-2737) If the washer is located on the second floor, hot water may take extra time to reach the washer. verify that your water heater temperature is set between 120 F and 140 F. Checklist: 1. Facing the back of the washer, the cold water hookup is on the left side; the hot water hookup is on the right side. 2. always make sure the rubber washers are in place to ensure a secure connection. 3. Make sure to secure all connections by tightening with pliers.

16 thoughts on “Installation of Hot and Cold Inlet Hoses for Washers

  1. Our top loading washer is making a strange loud noise and has been doing it for some time now. It sounds like a small piece of clothing may be stuck in the agitator. I would like to remove the agitator and see if that is true and remove the clothing. Cannot figure out how to remove the agitator. It is a model WPRE8150K2WT.

  2. my cold is on left and hot is on right but the right one is missing when I bought it so going to buy one

  3. My washer makes a ruff spending sound but it is not spinning, can't turn off with on off button. What is going on?

  4. New owner: I would like to look how much water is in the machine. When can I open the lid, and will that interfere with whatever the machine can do?

  5. The metal connector that secured the hose to my washer seems to have rusted away and is leaking. My washer can still get water but I’m getting the f20 code. I assume because of pressure? Can I find this metal hose connector on amazon? Or, failing that, can I reorder the hose itself? Thank you.

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