Introduction: How to Install a Washing Machine
Installing a washing machine is very easy. The following are basic steps to install a washing machine. Attached is a video demonstration. The purpose of this instructable is to help learners understand the basic steps in installing a washing machine safely.
Disclaimer: This is an instructional tool only and does not belong to or is not authorized by the manufacturer of the appliance used in this instructable. To avoid electric shock, ensure all appliances are unplugged from the wall or fuse box completely turned off prior to installation. Only plug washing machine and other required equipment after installation has been completed. Installing appliances while connected to electricity can cause electrical shock and or death.
- washing machine
- Drain hose
- Water supply hoses for hot and cold water
- A pair of pliers
after installation, you should be able to wash clothes with your washing machine. At the end of the video, i demonstrated how the machine works.
Step 1: Step 1: Create Room to Work Around
Move washing machine away from wall to create room for installation.
Step 2: Step 2: Run Some Water Through Faucets
Place a bucket on the floor or in the sink and run water through the hot and cold hoses to ensure they are not clogged with debris. Afterwards, turn off faucets completely before attaching to washing machine
Step 3: Step 3: Attach Water Supply Hoses to Faucets
Most hoses are color coded. red is usually hot and blue/black is usually cold. If both hoses or faucets are not color coded, just run some water and test the temperatures. Attach the hoses the water supply on your wall plumbing. Fasten the hoses clockwise until tight to ensure no leaks. To ensure no leaks, use a pair of pliers to tighten the hose but do not over tighten.
Step 4: Step 4: Attach the Water Hoses to the Washing Machine Inlets
Attach the hoses to the washing machine. All washing machines indicate where the hot and cold hoses are supposed to be attached. Most hoses will have rubber washers around the ends of the hose. If your hose does not have a rubber washer, you will have to buy it separately and attach to the hose. fasten the hoses to the cold/hot inlets on the washing machine counter clockwise until tight. You may chose to fasten with a pair of pliers but it is unnecessary. Turn on the faucets to check for leaks. If there are any leaks, turn them off and tighten the hoses.
Step 5: Step 5: Install Drain Hose.
Attach the drain hose to washing machine. Most models come with drain hoses already attached so this step can be skipped. Run the drain hose to the drain receptacle. depending on plumbing, most drain receptacles can be found on the wall or a pipe that extends from the floor. Strap the drain hose to the drain receptacle with accessories that come with your washing machine
Step 6: Step 6: Plug in Washing Machine and Turn on Hot/cold Water
Plug the machine on the wall outlet and push machine back against wall. Turn the hot and cold water faucets to make sure there is a flow of water. Run washer to see if everything works well.
4 years ago
Nice walkthrough! Thanks for sharing :)
Reply 4 years ago
4 years ago
Should change out those corroded old hoses and the electrical box is too close to the water valves.
Reply 4 years ago
Thanks. That's on my to do list for the spring. Just got the house two months ago