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Hi all,

Apologies for posting a possibly inane and simply solvable question, but after several hours searching the internet and some time spent in B&Q, I'm rather at my wits end. Hope someone can help!

Old washing machine -- cheapo (awful!) Haier we bought when my girlfriend and I first moved in together -- died a death. So, went out and bought a John Lewis machine (made by Zanussi, i think?) with a 3 year guarantee and the offer to take the old lump of junk away. Blokes came to install it but due to a quirk in our house, the washing machine sits in a cupboard adjacent to the kitchen meaning the waste pipe goes through a hole in the wall into the sink trap.

Problem with this particular machine is that the waste pipe rubber end is wedge shaped, meaning it wouldn't go through the hole. The delivery bloke suggested lopping off the rubber end and seeing if a jubilee clip would hold it in place; It didn't and the pipe proceeded to leak at the connection. Presumably by my permitting the bloke to lop-off the end, I've invalidated my guarantee and will need to deal with it myself.

So, I now have a machine (that works beautifully) that is now draining its waste into a bucket. I've researched the internet to attempt to find out how I can get a new rubber end for the pipe and am completely confused. I bought some new ends from B&Q and clipped them to the pipe but the pipe still leaks at the connection between the plastic pipe and the new rubber end.

Is there anything I can buy that will allow me to run the plastic pipe into a rubber connector that can be attached to the sink trap? I'm pulling my hair out here! I'm loathed to attach a new pipe to the machine as the delivery chap stated that "it's all integrated" and I'm terrified of ruining the new machine.

If anyone can help, I'd be most obliged.

Thanks,

Simon

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Would a drain hose connector do it?

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Andy,

Many thanks for the response. I've looked at these before and wonder whether they're for connecting pipes to the trap, or replacing existing connectors. For the avoidance of doubt, it's the rubber end that's been lopped-off meaning that only a plastic tube that remains -- the corrugated part. I wonder whether there's a mechanism for clipping around the hose and then onto the drain, so that the water runs directly into the connector rather than clipping the hose on to something?

Who'd have thought this would be so difficult, eh?!

Best regards,

Simon

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The connector I mentioned is to connect two hoses together. One end pushes into the plastic drain hose and the other into the hose you want to connect it to. These connectors can be bought with the same diameter ends to connect two similar hoses or with one end thicker to connect to a slightly thicker hose. It might be worth looking at plumbers merchants or trying a large DIY store if you think one would do the job.

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Andy,

Many thanks for the reply. From research, it seems that corrugated pipes are an absolute nightmare to get watertight and the problem revolved around ensuring that there was a watertight seal between the corrugated pipe and the waste connection.

I have managed to solve the problem and if anyone's having a similar problem can suggest: purchase rubber waste-pipe ends, together with some silicone gel and plumbers' tape (the membrane type stuff). Attach the corrugated pipe to the rubber end and fill the join with the silicone gel. Wrap the connection in the plumbers' tape and add some more silicone gel to the tape. Let the gel dry and, presto, there should be a watertight seal between the corrugated pipe and rubber end. Then fix the rubber end to the waste connection on the sink with a jubilee clip.

It's all holding up so far -- fingers crossed.

Many thanks for your efforts, Andy.

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