When you move a washing machine so you can do the floors (or move it back onto the floor after you are done), sometimes the little bit of water in the back of the machine can drip onto the floor. And even when the water valves at the wall are turned off, they can be leaky, particularly in areas that have well water with a lot of minerals—potentially leaving drips on your wood floor. To be safe, it's a good idea to take the water hoses and reattach them so they are looped at the wall and at the back of the washing machine. That way they catch any potential drips and you don't have to worry about it.

 

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