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Replacing drainage hose

Hi there! The hose that comes out of the washer and into the drain pipe has a huge crack in it and needs to be replaced. Between my husband and I, we cannot figure out how to change the hose. Do you have to disassemble the entire washer? What do we need to undo to remove it from washer?

Thanks,
Angie

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  • kbtunnelvisi Sep 10, 2008

    How do I reach the drain hose? I don't know which part of the washer I should remove to get at it.

  • designist Feb 18, 2009

    I have the same problem, I was able to get the front panel off and I see how to connect the new drain hose. However, I can't figure out how to get the clip off or loose to detach the old drain hose.

    Any advice?

    Model LWM423W

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You need to remove the two screws that hold the front panel in place. Remove the hose from the drain pump and pull it out through the back of the machine. You will need to release the clip that holds the hose in place where it exits the back of the washer. Important. When installing the new hose, ensure that you put it back in the clamps inside the machine or it will get caught in the pulley.

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