Installing a washing machine

It is better to read an instruction to have a clear idea how to install a washing machine. All steps from unpacking till filling with water and first wash are listed there, and they must be conducted strictly according to the rules. In details and graphically we described a process of installing and connection a washing machine to communications.

Best location for the washing machine

Remember this: proper installation of the washer practically guarantees a long and safe life time of the appliance.

Options of placement can be different:

  1. Standard variant: placing the washing machine in the bathroom.washing machine in a bathroom
  2. Last years people often install this device in a kitchen. It is convenient and also allows keeping area in the bathroom.washer in the kitchen
  3. Another option suggests installing a washing machine in the hallway. It is unusual variant, but if there is an ability to connect the device to the communications and enough space, this option could be ergonomically.washer in the hallway

Installation steps

Preparing to install

After you found the best location of the appliance, you have to pull of the shipping details (screws, staples and bars) and elements of fasteners that hold the rotating machine components during transporting. After unscrewing the shipping bolts, the tank will hang on the springs – it is normal position of the tank. Some people forget to unscrew bolts, and that’s why their washing machine springs and works very loudly.

unscrewing the shipping bolts

Holes that are left after unscrewing are covered with plugs.

REMEMBER: If you turn on the washing machine until all shipping bolts will be removed, the drum may be damaged, and the device may break down.

Connection to the sewer

It is necessary to observe some features while connection to the drain:

  • If the washer doesn’t have the check valve, you have to consider the level of restriction (the manufacturers have to specify the minimum and maximum value), where the drain hose should be placed.The correct hose bend
  • The drain hose connected to the drainage system.Reliable connection of the branch pipe to the drain
  • Sometimes the drain tube is fixed on the rim of the bath or sink. However, this method is not sufficiently reliable and safe.

REMEMBER: the best way to connect the washing machine to the sewer suggests making stationary draining. It guarantees connection reliability.

Plumbing connection

To perform this operation, flexible hoses with a diameter of ¾ inch are used. If the hose is too short, it can be extended, and the junctions fixed with rubber seals.

Plumbing connection could be completed if few steps:

  • Thread created in the certain place of the plumping. Then the valve set there that will block the flow of water after each washing process.connecting the hose to the stopcock
  • It is recommended to install a protective mesh filter, which prevents penetration of garbage to the drum.
  • Water supply also can be implemented in another way. Supposed the connection to the water mixer with using specials tees.

    A hose is connected to a mixer

    A hose is connected to a mixer

Levelling the device

This step is necessary to minimize vibration of the appliance. If it is uneven floor, adjustable stands must be used. Using specials inserts with wood or parts or linoleum is not recommended.

using adjustable stands

using adjustable stands

To check the stability of the washing machine it is necessary to press on the corners of the appliance. If the device will tilt, you must try to align it again.

Electrical connection

Use a plug to connect the device to the socket, but remember some features:

  • Switchboard must be grounded with a special wire with a diameter no less than 3 mm;
  • The washer must be connected to the socket with a three-wire type (phase, zero and earth wire).

Washer installation video

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