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How do I connect my washing machine?

Did you just get a new washing machine? Or are you moving and are you bringing your current washing machine? When connecting, make sure that you remove the transport bolts and level the washing machine. In this article, I'll explain step by step how to connect a washing machine.

1. Choose the right place

Washing machine in living room

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 and keep the transit bolts

Transport bolts washing machine

There are transport bolts at the back of each new washing machine. These ensure that 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 these bolts are in your washing machine and how to remove them. Carefully store the transport bolts. You may need them again later.

3. Connect the supply and drain hose

Connection washing machine

Next, connect the water supply hose to the tap and the washing machine. The connector of a washing machine is usually located at the rear in the upper right corner. Once the hose is on the faucet and washing machine, tighten the connection on both sides of the hose. Open the water supply to check for leaks. The water drain hose is often already attached and can be put it in the drain. With the support bracket, you can keep the drain hose in place. Do you want to connect the drain hose of your washing machine and dryer to the same drain? Use a Y-shaped drain set.

4. Buy leak protection

Water stop

If the washing machine doesn't have leak protection, make sure to get an aqua stop. You can attach this between the tap and the water supply hose. An aqua stop blocks the water supply when too much water flows into the washing machine. Even when the washing machine fails, the water lock interrupts the water supply. This will prevent leaks.

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. Connect the pull switch

Pull switch

Did you put your washing machine in the bathroom? Use a pull switch. This is a waterproof electrical connection that allows you to connect your washing machine safely, even in a damp room. With a pull switch, you can prevent a short circuit due to water vapor.

7. Level the washing machine

Level the washing machine

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. Keep adjusting the legs until the washing machine is completely level. Do you have a Samsung washing machine? Don't forget to calibrate it.

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