Washer fill hoses can crack over time, and create the possibility of  flood. It is a good idea to regularly inspect the condition of the hose connections at the water supply tap and at the connections to the washer. Look for cracks, evidence of leaking, or weak spots (bulges) in the hose and replace the hose if any of these are seen. A good practice is to replace the fill hoses about every 5 years.  We recommend a steel braided hose for additional protection against leaks and breaks.