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What is the distance between the washing machine and the wall?

What distance should be between the washing machine and the wallAccording to the manufacturer’s recommendations, any large household appliances should be placed at a certain distance from the walls, other appliances, furniture. Washing machines are no exception. The main reason why you can not install the machine closely, is the principle of the washing machine. During the spin cycle, it can bounce, swing, and slightly shift from the initial place. Such movements of the unit can lead to damage to the machine itself, as well as to nearby objects. We will figure out what the optimal distance from the wall to the washing machine will be.

Need a place for communication

Let's figure out why we should leave a gap between the equipment and the washer. Firstly, there is a water intake hose on the back wall of the unit body. Although it can be placed along the wall and to save a lot of space, a few free centimeters still need to be left. In addition, on some models of cars at the back there is also a hose for draining water, which has a slightly larger diameter than the bulk pipe. On the back of the device is the output of the power cord, and if you move the equipment too close to the wall, you can simply transfer the cable.

There should also be a gap between the wall and the machine to ensure the free connection of equipment to the house utilities. And if an emergency leak suddenly occurs, with the washing machine fully adhering to the wall, the hostess will not be able to quickly respond to the situation and take measures to eliminate the malfunction. As a result, you will have to repair not only your bathroom, but also the apartment of the neighbors below.need a little space for connecting communications


What should be the optimal distance from the wall to the washing machine? In order to seamlessly connect to house communications, you need to leave about 5-10 centimeters. A man’s hand will freely creep into such a gap. Also, the specified size of the gap is enough to stop the emergency leakage of equipment.

The lateral distance from the wall to the washing machine should be at least 1 centimeter. And then, in case the floor and walls of the room are perfectly smooth. If this is not so, and the machine is not set at the level, it is better to increase the recommended clearance by 2-3 times (up to two or three cm).

To make the washing machine stagger less from side to side, you can purchase special balancing stands for the case, or anti-vibration mat.

Very often, the flooring under the washing machine is slightly deformed. Deflection of the floor is not noticeable to the owners, however, the body slightly tilts to the side. This may lead to malfunction of the washing machine. We will figure out how the situation will affect the capabilities of technology.anti-vibration floor mats or coasters

For example, the machine leaned to the right due to a defect that appeared on the floor. Now the load at the spin stage is distributed unevenly across the body, more to the right counterweight. After some six months, the right damper will simply become faulty. The washing machine will begin to “freeze” during operation, as system sensors will incorrectly read the drum load. So, with a permissible washing of 6 kg of things at the same time, the hostess will have to lay a maximum of 4 kg so that the machine does not hang during the spin cycle.

Installation of a washing machine should be done correctly. Be sure to leave gaps between the body of the device and the surrounding surfaces. It is also necessary to monitor the floor level under the washer, install special devices that absorb vibrations and do not allow the machine to swing.


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