Written by Jeroen

How do I connect my washing machine?

Are you going to move and are you bringing your current washing machine? Or did you just buy a new washing machine and do you want to connect it yourself? Please note that you remove the transport bolts and make sure the washing machine is fully level. In this article, I'll give you step-by-step instructions on how to connect a washing machine.

1. Choose the right place

To prevent any vibrations and noise, you have to find a suitable place for the washing machine. The best option is to place the washing machine on a sturdy surface. Are you going to place the appliance on a wooden floor? If so, place the washing machine in the furthest corner of the room; the room is most stable here. It's also important to place the washing machine near a water supply, a drain hose, and a grounded socket. Keep the length of the supply hose and the drain hose into account.

2. Remove the transport bolts

There are transport bolts at the back of each new washing machine. These make sure the drum stays put while transporting the washing machine. When connecting the washing machine, it's important to remove the transport bolts. If you don't do this, the washing machine will break during a washing cycle. The manual will tell you where this bolts are in your washing machine and how to remove them. Carefully store the transport bolts in case you're ever moving again.

3. Connect the inlet hose

The next step is connecting the inlet hose. First connect the hose to the faucet, and then to the washing machine itself. With most models, the connector is usually at the back, in the top-right corner. The manual will tell you the exact location of the connector. Tighten both connectors properly, and open the faucet. Make sure the connectors don't leak.

4. Connect the drain hose

Now it's time to connect the drain hose. It's usually already on the washing machine, so you'll only have to connect the hose to the drain. Most washing machines come with a support bracket, which ensures the hose will stay in place and can't pop out of the drain. We definitely recommend using this bracket.

5. Connect the washing machine to a grounded socket

After connecting the drain hose, you connect the washing machine connector to a grounded socket. To prevent short circuits, we recommend connecting it to a grounded socket. You can recognize this type of socket by the 2 metal pins on the top and bottom. Don't have a socket available, but do you have a pull switch instead? Contact an authorized electrician.

6. Placing your washing machine level

As a final step, you have to put the washing machine level. Put the washing machine in its definitive place. Next, put a spirit level on the washing machine. The washing machine almost always comes with an open-end wrench so you can adjust the legs of the appliance. Keep adjusting the legs until the washing machine is fully level. Done? Great, the washing machine is connected!

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Of course, if you purchase a new washing machine from us, the above doesn't apply. We'll connect the washing machine for you and take the old product with us. Doesn't your building have an elevator? In that case, we deliver up to the fourth floor.


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