Install and store your washer where it will not freeze. Because some water may stay in the hoses, freezing can damage your washer. If storing or moving your washer during freezing weather, winterize it.

Non-Use Or Vacation Care:

Operate your washer only when you are at home. If you will be on vacation or not using your washer for an extended period of time, you should:

Unplug washer or disconnect power.

Turn off the water supply to the washer. This helps avoid accidental flooding (due to a water pressure surge) while you are away.

Slightly open door to provide ventilation.

To Winterize Washer:

Put 1-qt (1 L) of R.V. type antifreeze in the drum.

Run washer on a DRAIN/SPIN cycle.

Unplug washer or disconnect power.

Shut off both water faucets.

Disconnect water inlet hoses from faucets and drain.


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.