If you’ve just got a new washing machine, it’ll need fitting properly before you can begin to enjoy your freshly clean clothes. We’re here to make sense of transit bolts, water valves, drain hoses and make connecting up as simple as possible for you.
First things first, turn off the water supply at the water valve. It’s usually on the wall behind where your machine is going to go or under the sink. The last thing we want is a stream of water pouring out while you’re hooking everything up! Then, have a look for the transit bolts on the back of the machine; there will be three, four or five (if they’ve not already been removed). Take them out, keep them safe and cover the holes with the plastic caps. If you’re able to rotate the drum freely with your hand, you’ll know that all the bolts have been unscrewed correctly.
Now you’re ready to connect the water to your washing machine. Grab the blue cold water hose and attach the angled end to the back of your washing machine. The other end can be hooked up to the cold water valve that will be in the wall or by the sink. If you have a hot water supply, this can be attached in the same way. Once everything is securely fastened up, it’s safe to turn your water back on. If you can hear a small burst of water, now is the time to enjoy a little ‘eureka’ moment!
So, we’ve got water going in, now we need to ensure that waste water can get out. This is where the drain hose comes in:
All that’s left is to plug into a plug socket and carefully wiggle the machine into its home. If it feels unstable, adjust the front feet until they are level and balanced. Give it a quick test with a rinse cycle and wait for it to pass with flying colours!
If you’re looking for a new washing machine and don’t fancy installing it yourself, we’re happy to do all the work for you! For more information, check out our installation page.