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How to Install a New Washing Machine

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At some point you may need to replace you old washing machine. You could get a plumber to do the job but why spend money on a job that you could do yourself. Our simple step-by-step guide will help you install your new washing machine.

Step 1

Unplug Old Machine

Unplug Old Machine

First uninstall the old washing machine. Pull the washing machine out and unplug it from the socket.

Step 2

Turn Off Water Supply

Turn Off Water Supply

Turn off the water supply. Some washing machines use only a cold water feed but some washing machines use both cold and hot water feeds.

Step 3

Remove Drain Hose

Remove Drain Hose

The washing machine waste pipe feeds into the top of the stand pipe; simply pull the pipe to remove it from the standpipe.

Step 4

Unscrew Water Feed

Unscrew Water Feed

Unscrew the water feed from the back of the washing machine ensuring you do not lose the rubber washer. Then you can remove the old washing machine.

Step 5

Position New Washing Machine

Position New Washing Machine

Always read the manufacturer’s instructions before installing a new appliance. The machine will most likely have brackets in place inside the drum to hold it in position while in transit. These will need to be removed before use or it will break the machine, see the manufacturer’s instructions for further detail. Carefully remove the packaging from your new washing machine using a utility knife where required. Position the new washing machine in place. Reattach the cold water feed to the back of the new washing machine.

Step 6

Refit Drain Pipe

Refit Drain Pipe

Plug the machine into the socket and turn on the water supply. Refit the drain pipe. Ensure the water supply is firmly attached and check for leaks.

Step 7

Push New Washing Machine into Place

Push New Washing Machine into Place

If you are happy that there are no drips or leaks from the water feed, push the washing machine back into its final position. Ensure you comply with legislation by bringing your old washing machine to a recognised recycling facility. There may be a small fee for this service but this is to ensure the protection of our environment.