Appliance

Need appliance repair help? Ask a technician for answers ASAP

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

We purchased a new Maytag washer and dryer one year ago. So…

Customer Question
We purchased a new...

We purchased a new Maytag washer and dryer one year ago. So far we have had 12 water hoses corrode away but only on the the end connected to the washing machine. After 2-4 weeks the inside end of the hose has a blue-green buildup and the metal inside is corroded away. The hose end breaks off and we have a water leak. Maytag says it's not the machine and the electrician says it is. Eveyone says they have never seen this before. Thoughts?

Contractor's Assistant: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?

The house is 12 years old. This problem did not exist until we replaced the old washer and dryer and is not happening anywhere else in the house. What happens is 1. I put new SST hoses on the washing machine. 2. within 2 weeks the end of the hose that is against the washing machine will be badly corroded. A few days after that the metal inside of the end of the hose will be so corroded that the hose will fail. The end of the hose that is not against the washing machine will still look like new.

Contractor's Assistant: OK got it. Last thing — JustAnswer charges a fee (generally around $18) to post your type of question to Appliance Experts (you only pay if satisfied). There are a couple customers ahead of you. We can help you for less if you're not in a rush. Are you willing to wait a bit?

Not a rush, I've already waited 9 months for an answer. I am willing to pay a reasonable amount for an answer.

Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Appliance
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Appliance Question
Answered in 36 minutes by:
1/16/2016
Appliance Technician: MRANSWER, Home Appliance Technician replied 2 years ago
MRANSWER
MRANSWER, Home Appliance Technician
Category: Appliance
Satisfied Customers: 6,160
Experience: 30 YRS EXP. FACTORY TRAINED AND AUTHORIZED ON ALL MAJOR BRANDS
Verified

I have never seen this happen, but you must have some sort of electrolysis action going on to make the metal corrode away so quickly. This is not the fault of the washer as the water valve is plastic and cannot conduct electricity. Try using plain old rubber fill hoses OR get some pipe insulation and cover your stainless braided hoses with it so there is no metal-to-metal contact. As long as the hoses are electrically insulated then this should stop your oddball problem.

Ask Your Own Appliance Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with an appliance technicianLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask MRANSWER Your Own Question
MRANSWER
MRANSWER
MRANSWER, Home Appliance Technician
Category: Appliance
Satisfied Customers: 6,160
6,160 Satisfied Customers
Experience: 30 YRS EXP. FACTORY TRAINED AND AUTHORIZED ON ALL MAJOR BRANDS

MRANSWER is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

Thank you for the expeditious answer. It's good to know you're out there and awake in the wee hours when I finally have time to ask questions about my Jenn Air.

JeanRiverhead, NY

You did one super job of explaining to me everything there is to know about this fridge. I'm looking forward to asking you questions in the future.

JimmyBagley, IA

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

John

John

Home Appliance Technician

13,453 satisfied customers

Appliance repair business owner for over 43 years.

Tom Goellner

Tom Goellner

Home Appliance Technician

1,606 satisfied customers

32 yrs. experience servicing major appliances and HVAC equipment.

Tyler Z.

Tyler Z.

Appliance Doc

88,462 satisfied customers

9+ years being an appliance technician with factory training.

Kelly

Kelly

Appliance Technician

20,480 satisfied customers

Highly accurate diagnostician with over 30 years experience!

The Home Smithy

The Home Smithy

Home Appliance Technician

6,148 satisfied customers

30 years repairing appliances

william

william

Home Appliance Technician

3,012 satisfied customers

Major Home Appliance Technician Specialist Whirpool Certificate

John

John

restaurant equipment technician

2,103 satisfied customers

25+ years experience. I'm now employed by a commercial cooking equipment service company

< Previous | Next >

Related Appliance Questions
I purchased a new washing machine because the water would
I purchased a new washing machine because the water would not shut off at the end of the cycle. my new washing machine is doing the same thing. what is the problem? Can this be a plumbing problem? Per… read more
Appliance Tech Dave
Appliance Tech Dave
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
1,116 satisfied customers
hi i have a kenmoreeilte washing maghine all it does is hum
hi i have a kenmoreeilte washing maghine all it does is hum will not let me open the door and drain the water out a few days ago it show a 52 can u help also wont do any cycles all the red lights flas… read more
Tyler Z.
Tyler Z.
Appliance Doc
Bachelor's Degree
88,462 satisfied customers
we just moved into a home with a one piece stacked front loading
we just moved into a home with a one piece stacked front loading maytag washer dryer. The washer does not completely spin all the water out of the machine. I can hear water sloshing inside the washer … read more
MASTERTECH
MASTERTECH
Owner
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
6,817 satisfied customers
washer or dryer - in december 2000 I purchased a new washer
washer or dryer - in december 2000 I purchased a new washer and dryer - Maytag performa. On occasion in the last couple of years I have noticed a very strong smell. The smell can be only described by … read more
Charles
Charles
Owner
FCC Communication License
738 satisfied customers
Hello. I am having a leak from my 8yr old Samsung washing machine
Hello. I am having a leak from my 8yr old Samsung washing machine (stacking 24" model#?) It does not leak while in use, but 10-15 mins later a small puddle occurs. We have checked the hoses at the bac… read more
Robert
Robert
Owner/Lead Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
1,590 satisfied customers
my maytag ater 15 years is not empting all the water out and
my maytag ater 15 years is not empting all the water out and the clothes are full of limestone. do we need a new machine. regard .… read more
bryanpaul52
bryanpaul52
Tech/owner
17 satisfied customers
We have a Maytag Bravos model # MEDB200VQO our dryer is 6 months
We have a Maytag Bravos model # XXXXX our dryer is 6 months old, purchased new - the power is good - lint vent is clean/clear for the last 3 weeks we have put clothes to dry on the "heavy duty" cycle … read more
Kelly
Kelly
Appliance Technician
High School or GED
20,480 satisfied customers
Hi, Im a student using a GE, 2 speed 6 cycle washer with handwash
Hi, I'm a student using a GE, 2 speed 6 cycle washer with handwash that's probably about 30 years old. I am currently living in an apartment. About 2 weeks ago, I walk past the laundry area (I had jus… read more
Appliance Tech Larry
Appliance Tech Larry
Outside inhome service tech
High School or GED
19,156 satisfied customers
Water is leaking from under the front of the washer. We have
Water is leaking from under the front of the washer. We have checked the hoses and that is not the problem… read more
Mike
Mike
Owner
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
17,625 satisfied customers
Maytag MAV2755AWW washer has an intermittent problem where
Maytag MAV2755AWW washer has an intermittent problem where it fails to fill and the water just runs continuously... as if a drain valve is partially open... it seems to drain about as fast as it fills… read more
MASTERTECH
MASTERTECH
Owner
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
6,817 satisfied customers
I have a Maytag Neptune washer that has filled and leaked twice
I have a Maytag Neptune washer that has filled and leaked twice when it was turned off. It happened once when we were away and once in the middle of the night. Any Ideas?… read more
Tyler Z.
Tyler Z.
Appliance Doc
Bachelor's Degree
88,462 satisfied customers
Kelvinator Cyclic 410 refrigerator has ice buildup inside on
Kelvinator Cyclic 410 refrigerator has ice buildup inside on the back of the refrigerator under the defrost drain. The drain is not blocked and defrost water appears to flow to the reservoir.… read more
John
John
Home Appliance Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
13,453 satisfied customers
I have a Sears Kenmore Washing Machine, Series 70, Model #110.20722
I have a Sears Kenmore Washing Machine, Series 70, Model #110.20722 990, circa 1999 or 2000. It was moved across country and apparently in the process, the left side machine sheet metal cabinet (or wa… read more
Tyler Z.
Tyler Z.
Appliance Doc
Bachelor's Degree
88,462 satisfied customers
I own a Maytag Atlantis washing machine. A Maytag repair person
I own a Maytag Atlantis washing machine. A Maytag repair person installed a new transmission, but stripped the bolt which stabilizes the agitator in the process. My fear is that is that the inside thr… read more
Tyler Z.
Tyler Z.
Appliance Doc
Bachelor's Degree
88,462 satisfied customers
Our 10 year old Maytag Neptune W-9 washer will not spin and
Our 10 year old Maytag Neptune W-9 washer will not spin and the clothes come out soaking wet. This is our first problem with the machine (other than the classic moldy smell.) The machine often made no… read more
Appliance Tech Larry
Appliance Tech Larry
Outside inhome service tech
High School or GED
19,156 satisfied customers
I have a 5 1/2 yr. old Maytag Performa. Over the last couple
I have a 5 1/2 yr. old Maytag Performa. Over the last couple of months a buildup of dark "smut" began to appear on the inside of the dryer door as well as around the opening. I began to notice my whit… read more
master appliance tech
master appliance tech
Owner / Operator
High School or GED
1,787 satisfied customers
I have a front loading kenmore (Frigidaire) washer, model 417-43142200.
I have a front loading kenmore (Frigidaire) washer, model 417-43142200. It acted as though it was trying to leave my house during its final spin cycle. I opened the back of the machine and saw a broke… read more
Bernard S.
Bernard S.
Bachelor's Degree
656 satisfied customers
I have a Kenmore washing machine. Since a few weeks occasionally
I have a Kenmore washing machine. Since a few weeks occasionally the floor under the machine has water.… read more
John
John
Home Appliance Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
13,453 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x