HOW TO INSTALL A WASHING MACHINE – Plumbing TipsPosted by fastekpl in Plumber Talk, on August 5, 2017
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This video will tell you how to install a washing machine. From how to remove the old washing machine to installing the new one. Includes water pipe connections, drainage and electrics.
Today I’m gonna show you how to change, remove, and put in a new washing machine just in case yours has decided to go mental like this one here that, when on a 1600 rpm spin, decided to completely rip itself from it’s moorings and destroy this piece next to it which is the dishwasher and also the wall just there. So, let’s have a look at how it’s done and hopefully you’ll be able to do it yourself at the end of the video. Let’s go! Firstly, remove everything that’s actually in the drum before you carry on. So when you’re changing a washing machine, there’s usually about four things you need to think about. Firstly, the electrics, the hot and cold feed if it does have a hot and a cold feed, a lot of them now just have a cold feed, and the waste. So what we need to do is pull out these units first and see what we’ve got behind there so we know that we’ve got all those components where we need them. And while we’re here, you can actually see the extent of the damage that this drum has done to this particular washing machine. So if we have a look at the back of the washing machine, we can see, just here, this is the isolating valve, the cold supply to the washing machine so we turn that off, that goes up to there, and we see this flexible hose here that goes into the waste. So you pull that out and then we’ve got the electric wire here
that goes under there so we turn that off and pull that out as well. So that’s just switched off and you just undo this here. Alright so we’ve got the new washing machine here, remove all the packaging. Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions when it comes to actually removing the polystyrene and any of the packaging ’cause sometimes, and on the bottom you’ll have like a polystyrene bit a housing that goes into the inside of the washing machine, make sure you take that out. If it’s not there, obviously, big and large. Next thing you do is take off the carriage bolts at the back. The manufacturers always have different instructions for doing this but make sure you do it, always read the instructions. So that’s the next thing we’re gonna do now. On this one here, it’s these but they’re different on lots of different types of washing machines. So nice and easily remove those before you continue to the next step. Usually you remove the screw and the hole plug. Once you’ve taken the travel bolts
out of the washing machine, come round the front and you’ll usually find all the gubbins inside. On the inlet to the washing machine you’ll find this small filter here. This can be removed and cleaned later on if you find that it ever gets clogged up so that’s quite handy to know. This angled hose is for the cold water supply in. As you can see it’s got a small rubber seal just round here and that just screws on on there just like that, nice and tight. If you want you can knit that up with a set of grips. Alright, the other end of that hose just screws in here and seals in exactly the same way. Now’s a good time just to turn everything on and pressure test all your joints. Lovely. Right, next up, we’ve got the waste. Now the waste can have
it’s own little u-bend and you’re can attach this to the wall so it’s still got a drop, ’cause these do need a drop. It’ll stops smell coming back and horrible stuff happening to your clothes. And then we’ll just clip in nicely around here just like so, lovely. And then all you do is just feed that pipe down the down pipe of the waste. Now all you’d need to do is plug the washing machine in but don’t switch it on just yet ’cause some washing machines, depending on what ground they’re on, have little stabilising feet that you can adjust. Usually the two back feet stay at the same height and just move up and down, and the two front feet are the ones you actually adjust if you’ve got sort of an unlevel piece of ground. So now we’ve got it all pushed back into place and levelled off, what I often recommend is you put it on for a cycle without any washing in it and sometimes without detergent in it if you really feel that that’s something you wanna do, just to give it a wash out before you actually put any of your own clothes in there. I hope you’ve found today’s video helpful. I hope, you know, we’ve covered everything that you wanted us to cover. If you think there’s something we’ve missed out, just let us know through our website, through Twitter, through Facebook, through the channel, anything, just give us love. I hope to see you all soon and I’ll see you in next week’s video. Hold tight! Plubmerparts.co.uk: honest reviews and advice.