How to Install a Washing Machine
You may want to save some money on installing a washing machine after purchasing it. The extra money can be used for other things instead of spending it on a wash machine installation. Most of these appliances get to come with a manual. And that can be used in setting up the machine.
Washing Machine Is Quite Massive
It would be fair warning that it can be difficult or stressful. You may want to consider the weight of the Load. The immense size of some washers can be challenging to move around. You may need certain implement to make it easier to carry. Be mindful of your back in the process.
People have been reported to come up with back sprain or backache at least. Backache is one of the most common global medical problems. Therefore, avoid spraining your back when handling washing machine conveyance or any other heavy object for that matter.
This is why expert technicians take absolute care when installing this appliance or any other one. The weight that needs being moved around is massive. They go equipped with tools that will make it possible with minimal effort. If you’re in doubt check out some of the testimonials on our site (https://sdproappliancerepair.com).
Quick Steps to Install a Washer
If none of the above faces you. Then, let’s go through important steps that professionals use in assembling a washing machine. Firstly, if you’re replacing an old washer, disconnect it properly. Once that is done turn off the valve for the cold water.
Before delving deeper, let’s also outline what you need to carry out this process effectively. You don’t need a lot of tools to install a washing machine. There are few things you’ll need for the installation of a washer, and it includes the following:
- Bucket: You need this for the water and to test a successful installation. When you can’t get a bucket you can for a large bowl or a wash basin. Another smaller bowl or container is helpful in scooping water too.
- Carpenter’s Level: This comes particularly in handy to confirm a levelled ground for your machine to stand. If a washing machine is placed on an unlevelled floor, it causes some level of discomfort. You can face problems of rattling noises disturbing your comfort when washing.
- Lock Pliers: This is the major tool you need to lock nuts and pipes in place during the installation. This ensures the absence of future repairs while the machine is working. This is a vital tool because of the intense vibration that the washer may produce once it’s in operation.
Once the above implements are set, the next thing is to go ahead with is the installation.
Secure the Cold Water-in
There’ll be a pipe connecting your washing machine to your mains water. This pipe will be attached to the top part of the washing machine’s back. Once the cold water’s valve is turned off already, then remove it from the mains. But, just before you do that, get the wash basin under the pipe to prevent the water spilling. Because there’ll still some water left in the hose despite being switched off before.
Pull out the Waste-water Pipe
Another pipe you’d see on the washing machine but much closer to the floor is the hose that takes the waste water out. You need only to pull this out. This is the last pipe you have to worry about, if you were using a previous washing machine.
Just don’t forget about the two pipes. They are easy to locate. You need to remove them before moving the appliance. However, if you were not using any before, no worries. If you don’t have an old washer in place then you’re ready for the next phase of the installation. But, if you have one, there’s no problem, simply move it out of the way, and you’re also ready.
Detach the Carriage Screws
Check the back of your new washing machine for these bad boys. It’s important and compulsory that you remove these bolts. After that you can proceed to the next phase of your washing machine set up. You don’t have to worry about the screws being removed. Their function there has been served. They were fitted there to keep the drum in place. This will ensure they are not unstable when the washing machine is being delivered. Usually, you have four screws to remove from the washing machine.
Connect the Cold Water-in Pipe
Fix the cold water-in hose at the top of the washer. Note and confirm there is a filter inside that, this may need cleaning in the future for the washer to keep working. You’ll most likely find it in the washer’s drum. Use the lock plier to secure it tightly in place.
Switch On the Regulator for the Water-in Pipe
When attached to the washing machine, open the regulator to allow water to flow through the tubing. If it works check to see if everything is properly fastened. This is done by testing for any water leakage. It’s better to evaluate now and fix than to assume all is well. It can be disastrous. There can be electrical hazards or water destroying things in your home.
Washer Connection Drainage Tubing
The waste water tubing should now be attached to the washer. Proceed to pump it manually into the wastewater drain. Most manufacturers will have a variety of tools like a plastic U-bend come with the washing machine. This is connectable to the hose. Such inelastic U-bends come in handy to help retain the appropriate form of the hose. They are also instrumental in preventing blockages in the bent pipe. And this is best achieved during the installation for washer to work right.
Balanced the Washing Machine
Your washing machine can be pushed into place on an already levelled floor. Ensure that the washing machine is balanced in its location before you start operating the appliance. This is vital due to the high speeds the appliance may run. It can well surpass speeds of RPM to as much as over 1500 rpm. This why an unbalanced washing machine that is not on a levelled floor/base is not good. As earlier mentioned, this could be disturbing. The rattling noise is far from palatable. The machine may not even last its usual lifespan as a result.
This is where the carpenter’s level comes in handy. This will help to assess that the machine is level and balanced in its final location. If you’re unable to get one, use your hands. Hold the machine in both hands. Handle firmly at the corners and tilt from side to side softly. If it is not balanced it will move, or the carpenter’s level will show it's not balanced.
This means you'll need to adjust the legs at the front of the unit to keep it free. You may be able to do some of this job yourself. But this why you may also get an SDPRO expert technician. This comes easy with washer delivery and installation service.
So how do you solve this problem of imbalance? You’ll loosen the lock nut that locks the legs in place with a lock plier. Lift or lower the device until it's balanced. Recheck that the machine is level this time with the spirit point or by tilting it again. Once that is achieved, then secure the lock nut against the washing machine's bottom to guarantee that it remains at the level that you attained the required balance.
Double Check the New Laundry Machine
Your Washer or Machine Hook-up is Now Completed! Your equipment is now installed and ready to start washing your clothes. Make sure it stays properly at the location. Reconfirm that it drains appropriately before starting it. Ensure water is running. Make sure you didn’t forget anything in the drum, which houses the washer and dryer, then hook-up is done.
If you already have a washing machine installed and buy a new one, you might think either machine fits comfortably in the room. Yet while the washing machines are usually about the same height and width, depth dimensions differ. Devices with bigger drums and washing power tend to be several centimetres lower than smaller units. When purchasing a new washing machine, allow 10 cm to match a waste pipe and water inlet pipes at the top of your machine size.
Being Economical with Washing Machine Fitting Service
Washer installation service varies from store to shop. Installing a new washing machine can add unforeseen expenses. You may not have budgeted for purchasing a washing machine with installation fees in addition. But you’ll have to either render the service yourself or get someone to do it for you.
Although you'll be charged everywhere you go. You can get a cost-effective fee with SDPRO washing machine installers. And this comes in addition with getting an expert’s view on your appliance with maintenance tips.
This will help both stand-alone and built-in washer to see out its normal lifespan. Home services even come with a discount when we’re given 2 weeks’ notice. From getting your appliance home to hook-up we have your back at a minimal charge and great expertise. You can be rest assured everything from installation and repair will be handled by SDPRO professionals without any hassle to you.