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DIY installation and connection of a washing machine

DIY washing machine installationAfter reading this article, you will learn how to install and connect a washing machine yourself. But before we get right to the point, it’s worth mentioning an important detail. Before you start installing the machine, you need to find out if the manufacturer of your model of household appliances does not prohibit self-installation and connection.

In some cases, the warranty may be voided. Therefore, be sure to find out more about this from the manufacturer or seller.

Most often, people prefer to order washing machines with home delivery. In this case, it is necessary to carefully study the purchase before confirming its receipt by signing the documents. Be sure to unpack the box or ask the delivery staff to do this. You need to carefully inspect the body of the washing machine for damage and scratches.

Some negligent employees may hit the machine while transporting or climbing to the floor. If you find dents, peeling paint or other traces of unfair transportation of household appliances, you can safely ask for a replacement. You paid for a new thing. Accordingly, they must receive a new and undamaged one.

But most often, purchases are brought in good condition. And if everything is all right with you, then you can safely sign and let the delivery people go. If something happens, then you should have the phone number of the store where you purchased your typewriter. Having called this number, you will solve the arisen troubles.

The first step in installing the washing machine

Washing machine transport boltsAnd so, we have already released the suppliers, now we move on to the next part of our work. Namely, the removal of transport bolts. They are located on the back of the washing machine.

These bolts are required to secure the tank. And they are used so that during transportation the tank does not hang inside and does not damage anything inside the machine. Until they are removed - the tank of the machine will not be able to spin. And even more than that, turning it on in such a condition can lead to breakage!

Therefore, we will remove them without any problems with a wrench or pliers. We fill the appeared holes with plastic plugs. They are present in the kit along with instructions and more. Bolts can be saved. They may be needed if you decide to move or transport the washing machine somewhere. In this case, screw them back and protect the machine from possible damage during transportation.

We highly recommend that you carefully study the instructions that came with it before turning on the washing machine for the first time. This will help you avoid possible breakdowns through negligence. And will extend the operation of this household appliance.

Choosing the right place

Will you install the washing machine yourself or call a specialist, in any case you need to prepare a place. The machine should correspond to the selected position in volume. Simply put, she should get in there. In some cases, it is worth choosing a washing machine based on the amount of free space that you have. If there is not enough free space, then it is necessary to measure all the dimensions of the prepared space in advance and build on them. If you have a lot of free space, then you can not worry and buy any model you like.

Connect the washing machine to the network

Connecting the washing machine to electricityThis issue must be approached very responsibly. For safety reasons, you need to have a separate outlet for the washing machine. The socket must have special protection against water. In addition, it must be grounded. Modern models of household appliances, as a rule, have protection against current and grounding. But it's better to play it safe. The length of the wire of the machine is usually about one and a half meters.Therefore, the outlet should be pretty close. Of course, you can do with a special extension cord with a waterproof joint. But it is believed that it is less secure than a power outlet.

Some models may output a small voltage to the machine body (if it is not grounded). Most often, light current surges are not dangerous. But, nevertheless, very unpleasant. Therefore, we recommend that you protect yourself and use grounding.

Do I need to connect hot water or is cold enough?

If the model allows, then you can connect hot water. But experts say that there are not many advantages from its use. Indeed, in each machine - the machine has a heating element, which without problems will raise the water temperature to the necessary level. But the disadvantages of using hot water are:

  • Firstly, in many cities hot water is more polluted than cold. This means that you will often need to clean the filter yourself or call the wizard.
  • Secondly, due to the increased hardness of this water, it will be necessary to spend a greater amount of washing powder. Otherwise, things will not be washed.

If your washing machine does not have the ability to connect to hot water, then you can not think about this issue.

Connect to water

We connect the washing machine to waterThe easiest way to connect the washing machine is to connect to the old place. That is, if you already had a machine, but you replaced it with a newer one. In this case, you are ready to insert a pipe into the pipe with the ability to block the water. We simply screw the hose to it, which is already in the kit, and bring the tap position to the open. Thus, we will check the quality of our compound and prepare the machine for washing.

If there are no ready-made bends from the pipe, then it will be a little more difficult. You will have to first make the necessary tie-in, install a bend, and only then screw on the inlet hose. By the way, if your water inlet hose is short, you can not worry, you can easily find a longer one in plumbing stores. And it costs quite a little.

It is recommended that specialists keep the tap in the closed position and turn on the water supply only during washing. This will protect you from possible problems with water leaks.

We connect the washing machine to the sewer

Connecting the washing machine to the sewer

To connect the washing machine to the sewer, you need to buy a siphon. And after installing the siphon, we will attach our drain hose to it. The hose must be secure to prevent water from leaking.

You can also connect the drain to the cast-iron pipe. How to do this, you can look at the photo below.

Connecting the washing machine to a cast-iron pipe

There is still the option of draining water to the bathroom. See photo:

Drain the washing machine into the bathroom

After you have connected your washing machine to all the necessary communications, it must be aligned. For this you need a level.

The whole process is pretty simple. Put the level on the machine, look in which direction the skew and remove it. In order to change the tilt of the body in one direction or another, you need to increase or decrease the height of the legs. To do this, they just need to twist in one direction or another.

Washing machine legs height adjustment

After our machine is installed, the time has come for a test wash “idle”. That is, without things. Add some detergent and start washing. When the cycle is over, you can safely throw dirty laundry and enjoy the fruits of your new washing machine.

Below you can see the whole process in video format. Have a good installation!


5 reader comments

  1. Gravatar Makesha Makesha:

    The best site among the similar on this topic is unambiguous.
    There is an answer to any question, or even a step-by-step video instruction.
    Well done guys, thank you for being there.

  2. Gravatar Irina Irina:

    Well done! Explanatory articles on the use of washing machines.

  3. Gravatar Andrey Andrew:

    Something is not clear. The article says that to drain it is necessary to install a siphon, and on the video everything is connected directly to the sewer without any stray. Plus, the instructions for washing machines indicate that the drain hose should be installed at a certain height from the floor. And in the video, it seems to be ignored. In general, many questions remained regarding the installation of the washing machine.

  4. Gravatar the Elder Elder:

    If you have eyes and a brain, then it is not difficult to understand the installation. If you are looking for reasons not to connect it, then you will find them.

  5. Gravatar Ayia Aya:

    Where to find the dimensions between the supporting elements and the dimensions on the bottom of the washing machine?

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