They should all use standard sizes and fittings but there are variances in design across different manufacturers and a few potential problems as discussed in this article. You should always get new fill hoses with your washing machine though the existing fill hoses will still fit, however, normally you would fit the new hoses supplied if possible.
If laundry is not getting cleaned properly or comes out with marks on most people blame the washing machine. But there are more explanations for this problem where the user is at fault than where the washing machine is at fault.
This article looks at how to get rid of mouldy, musty or bad smells from washing machines, and points to the causes so as to protect from the problem in the first place or prevent re-occurrence.
There are two possible causes for a washing machine jumping around. Either the load is unbalanced, or a fault is preventing the machine from balancing the load (or causing the motor to surge into spin when it shouldn’t), which causes the drum to be flung around inside. The occasional jumping around may not be anything to worry about, but regular or severe occurrences should be a cause for concern and can cause expensive damage to your washing machine if ignored.
If you overload a washing machine it can cause physical problems, but it will also affect the efficiency of the wash. An overfilled washing machine can result in the laundry moving round in one large mass. The clothes will not agitate against each other and the washing machine detergent won't be able to circulate or dissolve properly. The washing will not be washed properly. With some liquid detergents there can also be potential serious consequences – Baby badly burned by washing machine detergent.
There are lots of links to most appliance user manual download sites lower down on this page but read this advice before jumping in or you might struggle to find your manual.
Apart from the nuisance of foam leaking out of the dispenser drawer, too much foam can actually prevent the clothes from getting properly clean.