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Installing a washing machine


Washing machine must be installed level and all four feet should be in solid contact with the floor.

Positioning the washing machine

You can adjust the feet of the washing machine to ensure that it is level. A spanner may be required. If the washing machine is not level the washing machine may suffer from increased vibrationn and noise. It is worth using a spirit level on top of the washing machine to check that it is level before use.

Connecting the waste pipes

washing machine waste pipeThe drain hose is fixed to the back of the washing machine by one or more clips. The drain hose should be connected to a placed waste pipein a waste trap like the one on the right. You many need to purchase a U bend waste pipe with a washing machine adapter. These are cheap and can be bought online.

The height of stand pipe or sink should be between 60 and 100cm . Please make sure that the waste hose is not obstructed, twisted or that the end of it is not submerged in water. If the hose is connected with an airtight joint, provision should be made to prevent syphonage.

Connecting the inlet pipes

If possible you should connect both hot and cold inlet pipes to hot and cold water. It is cheaper for your central heating system to heat the water than for a washing machine.

washing machine hot inlet pipeThe hose having the red end fitting should be connected between the hot supply and the threaded connection adjacent to the letwashing machine cold inlet pipeter H on the rear of the machine.

The hose having the white end fitting should be connected between the cold supply and the threaded connection adjacent to the letter C on the rear of the machine.

Remember to insert a sealing washer at each connection to ensure watertight joints. Make sure you do not overtighten the connections - hand tight is sufficient to prevent leaks.

When connecting the washing machine to copper pipes its worth putting a washing machine valve on the end so you have a way of stopping the water supply if something goes wrong with your washing machine.

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