This Washer Drain Hose Extension Kit is used to extend your washing machine drain hose approximately 4-ft, and will be needed if more than the standard distance exists between the washer and the drain. This is an accessory drain hose that is compatible with several washing machine brands; check your model number to confirm compatibility. Installing this accessory will require basic hand tools and novice repair experience. You must unplug the washing machine or shut off the house circuit breaker for the appliance before installing this part. Also make sure you turn off your hot and cold water supplies. Recommended Item: Hose Connector (item 285835) Washing machine drain hose extension connector kit, connects the extension to the existing drain hose.