Washing Machine Installation - Everything You Need To Know
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A washing machine installation should be performed by a licensed plumber to ensure the appliance is installed correctly. As there are many components of the appliance installation it is important a qualified installer performs the task. The washing machine is a great home improvement appliance and it is important it is installed correctly to function properly. Optimised Plumbing Services offers our Emergency Plumber team where we will perform professional washing machine installation services anywhere.
The main steps involved in a washing machine installation are:
- Choosing the best location for the washing machine
- Measuring the surroundings to ensure the appliance can fit in the space
- Adding in levelling feet if needing to make the appliance level
- Removing the old washing machine
- Connecting the water supply hose and drain hose of the new machine
- Performing a test cycle to ensure the appliance has been correctly installed
What is the Process of a Washing Machine Installation?
During a washing machine installation the main method to complete the service is:
Choosing the Correct Location
Most times the washing machine will be located inside of the laundry but the living space may have it located elsewhere. Wherever the location is it is important that the machine should be located where it will not be damaged by potential leaks and prevent water damage. The appliance needs to be close to the hot and cold water supply, a drain and also a nearby electrical outlet.
Other important points to where the washer should be located are that it needs to be on a hard surface to sit on. Being placed away from any heaters, fireplaces or other sources of heat is advised. To make washing easier the washer should be located inside or close to the laundry or laundry-like space as well.
Measuring the Washing Machine
It is important that after purchasing the washer that it can fit into the space it will be installed in. As there are a variety of different models, sizes and types of washers it is needed that it is measured. Measuring the size of the doorway is important to ensure that it can properly fit in the room.
Adjusting Washing Machine Height
If the machine will sit at a slight angle then adjustable will be installed to have it as level as possible. At each corner of the machine’s legs, a specific tool will be used to have it sit flare on the ground. Washers need to be level to function correctly and this step will occur if it is needed.
Removing the Old Washing Machine
The plumber will disconnect the current washing machine that will be replaced with a new one. The old machine may experience constant blockages or may not be as energy efficient as the new one. Whatever the reason is for installing the new appliance the old one will be removed correctly.
The hot and cold water leads, water supply hose, drain hose, plug outlet and any other connections will be disconnected. The actual washing machine will be removed safely and disposed of correctly as well.
Connecting the Water Supply Hose
When the new machine is about to be installed into the new place it needs to be connected to the proper lines. The water supply hose is what will feed the water into the machine when needed. It will be connected from the pipe to the machine and tightened to prevent the chance of leaks. If the hose is too short then a new and longer one will need to be connected as pulling the hose can damage it.
The hot and cold water hoses will be correctly connected to their respective places on the machine. Utilising rubber washers are vital as well to ensure that water does not leak through any of the threading when in use.
Connecting the Drain Hose
The drain hose will need to be installed properly in order to prevent future leaks. When the washing machine is installed in laundry spaces or places near sinks then the drain hose can be connected from there. A standpipe will be used if there is no access to a sink. The drain hose is also important because this pipe is where the wastewater will be drained after a washing load has been completed.
Performing Tests and Inspections
The final step during the washing machine installation process is to complete a proper inspection and test run. Each hose connection, joints and the overall machine will be looked at for potential errors. A test cycle will be carried out as well in order to pick up any potential problems. Such as checks for leaks, if the water drains correctly, if the water inlets are connected properly and if the machine washes items successfully.
Professional Washing Machine Installation Services
Optimised Plumbing Services offers the best washing machine installation service to the locals of Sydney. Our fully qualified plumbers will operate safely during the whole installation and ensure the machine is worked on correctly. All parts of the washer will be connected right and multiple safety tests will be carried out. We make certain that the washing machine is installed perfectly and functions correctly after it has been installed.
Our team are here to carry out the washing machine installation work in all suburbs, including Greater Western Sydney and North Shore. We are also experts at handling Blocked Drain issues, including washers and all plumbing systems.
For the best washing machine installation work rely on the plumbers here at Optimised Plumbing Services!