WASHING MACHINE HOSE FAILURES: AN INSIDER’S REPORT
How American Consumers and Insurers Are Getting Soaked for $200,000,000 a Year
By Stephen W. Vargo, Founder/President
The insurance industry estimates washing machine hose failures are responsible for more than $200 million a year in property losses. American consumers are misinformed, or misled by washing machine manufacturers, their suppliers, and resellers who promote an array of failure prone washing machine hoses. Most plumbers and parts resellers aren’t familiar with hose and coupling technology.
They are aware of the damage those black OEM hoses cause, because they sell identical replacements as well as other designs. They may offer consumers advice based solely on reading a pack-age’s questionable, often ridiculous advertising claims. They presume all washer hoses eventually can fail. They may advise paying more for maybe a better hose. They really don’t know. Either way, they profit by a sale and/or an installation charge. How about those shiny stainless steel wire braided hoses, you ask?
Floodchek Washing Machine HosesFLOODCHEK Corporation is proud to present the finest washing machine hoses in the world. Developed with the sole purpose of preventing water damage caused every year by substandard, defective washing machine hoses. To purchase FLOODCHEK washing machine hoses (color coded red for hot and blue for cold, same construction) select your options below and click the Add To Cart button.
WASHING MACHINE HOSES WITH A STEAM DRYER INSTALLATION KITAs pictured, the complete installation kit includes:
- Two brass “gooseneck” or 45° hose adapters, each to be coupled to the hot and cold water supply valves.
- One brass hose splitter, or wye, to be coupled to the adapter on the cold water valve.
- One 5 or 7 foot pair of color coded (same construction) Floodchek washing machine hoses, for connecting the blue (cold) hose to one side of the hose splitter and the red (hot) hose to the adapter on the hot water inlet valve, then each to corresponding inlet valves on washer.
- One single blue Floodchek hose to be attached to other side of hose splitter on cold water supply valve, then to dryer.
Additional Hose for a Steam kitA single FLOODCHEK hose is being offered here, choose your size for your installation needs. In most cases a single hose is used as part of a steamkit for your dryer that comes with a steam feature. This hose is also know as a hose for a steam dryer and is used with our FLOODCHEK dryer steam kit.
Solid Brass Y Adapter Hose SplitterThis brass hose Y adapter converts a single hose outlet or hose spigot into two hose outlets also known as a "Wye" adapter or a brass two way connector. The hose bib valve has dual shut-off valves that allow for water flow control. With a swivel, it connects to a standard hose faucet and has leak-free ball valves. Durable solid brass construction ensures many years of dependable use. Features and Benefits
- Durable solid brass construction ensures many years of excellent use
- Has dual water flow control and shut-off valves
- Has leak-free ball valves
- A perfect complement to Floodchek hoses for steam kits
Gooseneck Brass Coupling 45° Adapters45° cast brass coupling adapters, used for washing machines with restricted side or rear clearance. These are also known as gooseneck brass coupling adapters and make for a perfect, clean installation behind any washer or dryer setup.
Washing Machine Washer Hose Gasket FittingFLOODCHEK Corporation is proud to present the best rubber washing machine hose gasket fittings. Custom manufactured specifically for replacing a leaking rubber washer O ring and or used washer gasket.
It is advised that if you replace your washing machine, to check closely for any damage to the washer gasket embedded in the washing machine hose itself. This is where most leaks disseminate from. Thus: replacing the washer gaskets when you remove your washing machine hose from the washer or dyer is your best peace of mind.These USA made rubber washer gaskets can also be used for your outside garden hose or any other hose of the same size. Developed with the sole purpose of preventing water damage caused every year by substandard, defective washing machine hoses and washer gaskets found within all other washing machine hoses sold in today's market place of planned obsolescence.