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Question DetailsAsked on 9/24/2017

Quick fix for a drain hose on an ringer washing machine

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Don't know from the question what the problem is, but for a repair most fittings into the machine are a standard hose to pipe thread fitting available at plumbing supply shops. For a bad hose either get a new one for about $20 commonly, or cut the bad part out if just one spot and insert a hose splice - using 2 hose clamps to hold it together.
If you are looking for a drain spot to drain it into, usually if there is not a regular washing machine connection there is a wash tub which the drain hose can be put into - or there may be a wye on the drain pipe with a fitting to accept a drain hose above the trap. (If not above the trap, then the ringer needs a trap below it). Another quick and dirty solution is running the drain hose to a floor drain. In some rural areas, if above ground level, it is legal to run it to the outside (get far enough from foundation to not have water issues there) and drain it in a pipe to a surface ditch for dispersion in the yard (legal in some areas because this is "gray water", not "black water", which is sewage - though can actually be "black water", especially if washing clothes or cloth diapers from a pre-potty trained child). Some people use it to water their garden (not a terrific idea because of the detergents and possible spot remover chemicals and dyes in the water) - others run it out to shrubs or trees needing water. If this did not help, a Plumber should be able to determine what is feasible in your case - of course, cutting into the floor to access a drain pipe at an elevation below the ringer is the most expensive solution - can run several hundred at least and commonly about double that.

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