Anyway, fast forward months later, I was able to take a look at the washing machine and boy, I was full of anger...
|And so, I started to feel around the tub and eventually the hoses. Bingo! The stupid rat has eaten a hole in the drum;s drain pipe.|
|After pestering my Wife to get the replacement part from Lazada (I don't really have an active account), the package arrived a few days ago. Something weird here as when I took a closer look...|
|It was the part of the OTHER end of the drain pipe! There is no other parts available and so, it's time to improvise!|
|I had to cut away the hose first and then on the ends, slowly peel off the remaining plastic. Seems like they were secured with some kind of Sabah glue but once I start to peel the cut surface away, the hardened glue broke away.|
|Care must be taken on this part as the 'T-junction' hose is quite soft.|
|The old (lower) against the new (upper)|
|Man, that is one serious 2 inch hole. No wonder the whole floor flooded so easily. It was like opening a tap.|
|With the white silicon acting as watertight gasket, I secure the hose with some cable-ties.|
Originally, I wanted to use those metal tap adjustable hose clamps but they might crack the plastic.
|The same goes for the lower end which connects to the 'T-Junction' piping.|
This is how the old hose looked like.
|This is the new improvised hose.|
So, we're going to wait for at least 24 hours for the silicon to dry before testing with a laundry load.