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How To Install A Washing Machine

How To Install A Washing Machine

It's relatively easy to install your own washing machine, so get your plumbing head on, watch this How To video, and install that washing machine yourself.

Step 1: Before You Start

Before you start you need to get rid of all the packaging and brackets the machine came with to keep it safe during delivery. Instructions should come with the machine, either on a leaflet or inside the instruction book. And if you've got an old machine to get rid of - make sure you recycle it!

Step 2: Attaching the water supply

Washing machines are supplied with PVC hoses to link the water inlets at the back of the appliance to special miniature valves connected to the household plumbing. The hoses are colour coded, red for hot or blue for cold, although some new washing machines only need a cold fill. Make sure the valve is turned off, then connect the hose by screwing it onto the valve. Make sure everything's nice and tight before you turn the valves on.

Step 3: Waste Water

The outlet hose from a washing machine must be connected to a waste system that will get rid of the dirty water. The Standpipe and Trap is the standard method. The machine hose fits loosely into the open-ended pipe, so that dirty water won't be siphoned back into the machine. Always ensure the open end is at least 2 ft above the floor.