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My clothes washer has low water pressure

My clothes washer has low water pressure.  Automatic clothes washers use rubber washing machine hoses to connect to the water distribution system. These hoses have screens inside them where they connect to the clothes washer. These screens can become clogged with hard water deposits reducing the flow. This is especially prominent on the hot water side. These screens can easily be cleaned by turning of the valves at the other end of the hose and then removing the screen, cleaning it and then reinstalling it. You might want to consider replacing the hoses also. Most insurance claims are the result of burst washing machine hoses. At Benjamin Franklin Plumbing we recommend braided stainless steel reinforced hoses.