There’s nothing quite as nice as getting a new appliance for the home. New means smooth and efficient operation and better performance. Everybody loves the upgrades, especially when it comes to new washing machines.
Though everybody loves new things like these, not everyone will know how to install them. But never fear, if you are in this boat, our easy to follow instructions will help you get your washing machine installed in no time!
- Appliance cart
- Measuring tape
- Adjustable wrench
- Washer hose kit
- Drain hose
Determine Where You Will Install the Machine
It is important to know exactly where you will put your washing machine. For most people, this is a simple decision, especially if you’re just replacing the old machine. However, if this is the first time your home is getting a washing machine, you will need to plan out the installation location. We suggest consulting a professional for this step, especially if you are getting a gas powered machine. If this is just a replacement, you can move on to step #2.
Disconnect and Remove the Old Washer
Unplug the old washer and disconnect it from the water supply hoses using your adjustable wrench. If your water supply hoses are in good condition, you can use them for the new machine. Place them inside a bucket to allow any remaining water to drain out. Request the assistance of another adult to help you slide the old washer onto the appliance cart and move it out of the way.
Place the New Washer Into Position
Make sure the spot is clear of any dirt or debris before putting the washer in place. With the old washing machine out of the way, place the new washer onto the cart with the assistance of your helper. Do not push the washer in yet, as you will need to access the hose supply and connect the cables to the outlets.
Attach the Water Supply Hoses
Now, attach the water supply hoses to the machine. Make sure to use your wrench to attach them securely to the new machine. You may need to replace the old hoses if they are too short or incompatible with the new machine.
Connect the Drain Hose
Attach the drain hose at the button of the machine. Use your wrench to tighten it if necessary. Make sure it is connected to the standpipe or floor drain, depending on the system you use.
Plug in the Cables
Now, go ahead and plug in the washer to the outlets. Once this is done, you can push your washing machine closer against the wall, leaving enough space for all three hoses.
Level the Washing Machine
If your location isn’t on even ground, you will need to level the machine to ensure proper washing. Use your level to see if it's leveled correctly. If not, you will need to place leveling feet at each corner of the machine until everything is leveled out correctly.
Test the Washer
Once everything is installed, test the washer by running it on a rinse cycle. Check it for any leaks and tighten the connections as needed.
And here you have it! Your new washing machine is installed! Don’t hesitate to reach out to Erica’s Plumbing for help with your appliance installations if you don’t feel comfortable to carry out the process yourself!