Our Home Appliance team have advised us that the hose clamps shouldn't be removed:
" - both the blue and white clamps are required to prevent any siphon issues - both from the waste water and clean water, removing the clamp will make the washing machine drain the water away as soon as it fills via siphoning. There will also be the risk that any waste water poured down the sink will pour into the washing machine if these clamps are removed..."
You can extend the hose using commericially available 1.5m extension kits - but we don't recommend extending by anything more than 1.5m.
In addition, our Home Appliance colleagues have let us know that they'll pass feedback on the hose length to the product R&D team.
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