Does anyone know how to replace washing machine hoses without a THP-1 pliers?

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    Barry

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    Hoses were installed by the factory, and there is no room for any pliers I own. I couldn't get a basin wrench in there either. The inlets point straight down and are recessed with no room on either side. I'd appreciate any suggestions on how to replace the hoses without buying this tool. THP-1.jpg IMG_20190901_125641635.jpg
     
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    Barry

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    The first 3 are too large to fit the opening and turn, and the last one wouldn't grip the hose with enough torque to turn it. I think I'm stuck with the tool made for the job, but thanks for the suggestions.
     
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    Really, there's a tool just for that? I ALWAYS just use my fingers and struggle for like 10 minutes before I get it loose, then do the same to get the new ones on.
     
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    Ok, I speak from 45yrs experience, and believe me, the vise grip can crush the hose connection, and I've used the channel locks on similar setups.
     
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    I guess I can crush the hose connection, but I'd be afraid of damaging the plastic mixing valve. When I put the channel locks on it, the channel locks touch the other inlet, preventing me from turning it.
     
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    My mind was focused on the knurled ring, not the crimped brass below. Putting the channel locks on that gave me the extra room I needed, and the hoses came off. I don't see this working for putting the new hose on, but I'll take it slow and easy and make sure it doesn't leak. Thanks for the feedback.
     
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    I think I've got it snugged down, but that strap looks like a great option.
     
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    Stay away from the knurled section.

    Just turn it as much as you can with each grip.
     
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    I have one, so I'll check that out. It sounds like the easiest way to both remove and replace hoses. Thanks.
     
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    i have used channel lock pliers 9 1/2 inches for this type of thing .
     
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    There isn't enough room on either side of the hose connector to fit a channel lock, yet alone turn it. I tried the strap wrench and was able to snug it down, but even that doesn't allow for more than very little turns. and not much torque I don't have any leaks, so it was good enough, though I believe the washing machine hose wrench would be more effective to remove hoses that are stuck on the hose connectors (due to corrosion or mineral buildup).
     

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