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    Anyone know anything about washing machines and how they work.

    My washing machine has flooded my bathroom due to a hose coming off. When the water discharges from the machine there is a hose that goes to a unit with a filter and then there is another hose that is connected to the other side of the filter that runs to the back of the washing machine and the outlet.
    Question: I need to empty the machine as this happened yesterday and have had the machine propped up at an angle as I am fed up of endless ammounts of water spilling all over the floor. Can I do a bodge fix to at least empty the machine of water and remove the clothes by joining 2 sections of hose together or does the filter unit also do anything else. All the people who normally assist are unavailable at the moment.

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    Oh no - I can't help but hope you get around the problem soon.

    I remember forcing our washing machine door open with a bowl to hand - and LOADS of towels when ours broke down.

    How the heck do manage to keep a washing machine tilted - those things are really heavy!

    Im a bit confused as to what the problem is with the hoses .
    But if you can get acces to the hoses take the drain hose (the one coming out of the bottom of the machine ). And hold it down low into a basin or something and the water in the machine should drain away.

    That all sounds a bit confusing,usually a washing machine has two or three hoses,One hose to drain the water ,One cold water hose marked by a blue end,And some but not all have a hot hose marked by a red end,Is your washing machine a washer dryer ?.

    Confused: Is the hose that has split outside of the machine?

    If so can't you just put the first bit (before the break) in a bucket and empty the machine into that.

    Can't you temporarily repair the broken bit?

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    Butterflies;5575300

    Oh no - I can't help but hope you get around the problem soon.I remember … Oh no - I can't help but hope you get around the problem soon.I remember forcing our washing machine door open with a bowl to hand - and LOADS of towels when ours broke down.How the heck do manage to keep a washing machine tilted - those things are really heavy!



    Propped on the laundry basket. Getting in and out of the bathroom are a bit of a problem though

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    greg_68;5575382

    Confused: Is the hose that has split outside of the machine?If so can't … Confused: Is the hose that has split outside of the machine?If so can't you just put the first bit (before the break) in a bucket and empty the machine into that.Can't you temporarily repair the broken bit?



    Dont think it has split. There is a clip that is supposed to fasten hose to what I know as a filter unit. Friend who installed it first time called it that. Theres a bit at the front bottom of the machine that you can open to remove lint apparently. The hose that has come away is the one that feeds into this unit.Clip not holding it anymore. There is then another hose attached to the back of the unit which goes off to the drain.
    Ideal would be to reattach the hose that has come off but I have got naff hands and fingers at the moment (bit arthritic) and cant put it back on. Wondered what the 'filter' unit does and whether I can bypass it

    I guess the filter is to protect the pump. But I would assume it would be ok to bypass this once.

    How are you going to bypass the filter?

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    nono;5575343

    Im a bit confused as to what the problem is with the hoses .But if you … Im a bit confused as to what the problem is with the hoses .But if you can get acces to the hoses take the drain hose (the one coming out of the bottom of the machine ). And hold it down low into a basin or something and the water in the machine should drain away.



    tonyg1962;5575381

    That all sounds a bit confusing,usually a washing machine has two or … That all sounds a bit confusing,usually a washing machine has two or three hoses,One hose to drain the water ,One cold water hose marked by a blue end,And some but not all have a hot hose marked by a red end,Is your washing machine a washer dryer ?.



    Its an outlet hose but not the final one. It feeds through 'a filter unit' before the true outlet hose that goes to the drain. Not sure where the pump is and whether it is part of this filter unit or not.

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    greg_68;5575460

    I guess the filter is to protect the pump. But I would assume it would be … I guess the filter is to protect the pump. But I would assume it would be ok to bypass this once.How are you going to bypass the filter?



    Was thinking that with my naff hands it might be easier to fix together the hose that has come off and another with a kind of jubilee clip I have got
    Dont know if this will work or not but dont want wet clothes just sitting inside if its not working

    do you mean a clip a bit like this,
    homespare.com/Pic…jpg

    I think you would need it connected before you try to turn it on but do you hav something shallow you can use to catch water form it,If it is that kind of clip it is best to use a pair of pliers to reattach it,

    Good luck then, is there no one that could get this pipe reconnected to the filter for you?

    I had a bit of a flooded kitchen a few mths ago,I no idea why exactly but if the door is not shut properly then it shouldn't turn on but the safety feature I think failed. I was not happy anyway,not happened since luckily.

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    tonyg1962;5575516

    do you mean a clip a bit like … do you mean a clip a bit like this,http://www.homespare.com/Pictures/thumb/1602160.jpgI think you would need it connected before you try to turn it on but do you hav something shallow you can use to catch water form it,If it is that kind of clip it is best to use a pair of pliers to reattach it,



    The clip does look a bit like that. Cant tell if the hose looks exactly like that as if I get down to that level on the floor I wont be able to get up.
    I have been placing a mirror under it to see what it all looks like. Gonna take another look

    greg_68;5575528

    Good luck then, is there no one that could get this pipe reconnected to … Good luck then, is there no one that could get this pipe reconnected to the filter for you?



    Not at the moment unless I call a washing machine repairer. Hoping to at least be able to empty it and remove clothes then all is not so urgent.

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    I think the first part of the hose that is disconnected comes from up near the drum. The bit that has disconnected is almost at ground level when the machine is upright. It is then supposed to feed through the filter unit before going to the drain.

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    Was reading online and think hose that disconnected is called the sump hose. Should not really be an expensive repair unless there is something else that forced the hose to disconnect. Have not managed to reconnect it but have managed to get washing out now. Just needs to be washed. Not as urgent now as before. But could be getting near to time to replace the machine anyway.
    Hope no more water in it now cos gonna stand it up again and enough has already been on the floor.

    Sometimes this can come lose from overloading ,It is designed to flex as the drum moves around but overloading can cause the drum to bounce around a lot and pull the pipe off,

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    Maybe nearer to the truth than you realise there. Okay so maybe it is worth me getting the hose reconnected and watching how much I load. Just dont really want more floods Probably have to get floor redone if not careful

    On a different note are there not safety issues with having a washing machine in your bathroom?

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    When its not flooding it is on a separate supply in a large protected cupboard in the bathroom. Started life in the kitchen but think I had an electrician check it all out when it was moved to its present location

    Thanks for those who have advised
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