Washing machines can be a common source of water damage in homes, and it’s important to understand the risks and take preventive measures. Here’s some information about washing machine water damage in Orange NSW, Cowra NSW, Forbes NSW, and Bathurst NSW, along with tips on prevention:

Over 50% of washing machine water damage claims can be attributed to supply hose failures. This can occur due to pinching during installation, poor connections, or ageing of the hose. If your washing machine’s supply hose is more than 5 years old or not steel braided, it’s advisable to replace them to prevent potential leaks.

Problems with sewer backup, clogged drainage pipes, or improper alignment can lead to water damage from the washing machine’s drainage system. It’s crucial to avoid sewer line clogs, as they can cause significant damage and health risks. Take precautions if your home has a history of sewer backups or after experiencing a storm.

Overloading the washing machine can cause internal leaks, leading to cracks, loose valves, bushings, and gaskets. It’s important to follow the recommended load capacity to prevent damage to the machine.

Constant leaks indicate a supply hose issue, leaks during the wash cycle suggest internal leakage, and leaks during the spin cycle or after the machine shuts off indicate drainage issues.

Replace the washing machine intake hose every 5 years, inspect the sewer line before using the washing machine after a storm, avoid overloading the machine, have professional installation to prevent pinched water lines and drainage issues, and shut off the intake valve at the first sign of trouble. If access to the intake valve is difficult, know how to shut off the home’s water main.

Homeowner’s insurance policies generally cover water damage caused by washing machines, but the damage to the appliance itself may not be covered. Consider purchasing a washing machine with a long parts and labour warranty to protect against potential damages.

By being proactive and taking these preventive measures, you can reduce the risk of water damage from your washing machine and avoid costly repairs. Regular maintenance, timely replacements, and careful usage will help keep your home protected.

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