Small leaks stemming from a washing machine may appear to be a minor issue, but the problem should not be ignored. Even a pinhole leak in a water supply line can subsequently break out into a household flood. In fact, a burst supply line is a key cause of significant water damage involving washers.
To prevent household floods, water damage and loss check the hoses a couple of times each year. Look for kinks, cracks and wetness especially around the hose connections. When hoses become defective or worn out, you may want to consider replacing them with braided stainless steel hoses, instead of rubber ones. To prevent water supply lines from kinking and weakening keep a four in distance between the washing machine and wall. Also consider installing an automatic shutoff valve. When water pools on the floor, the sensor detects it and closes the water valve.