Try to place your washing machine and dishwasher on a firm, level floor and close to an outside wall. Ensure that you level the appliance using a spirit level to avoid excessive vibration during use. Both these machines need a power supply as well as a water supply and a waste pipe. A washing machine is normally connected to the cold and hot water systems, but quite a few will work with just a cold supply while dishwashers usually only need a cold supply.
How to Install a Washing Machine: 10 Steps (with Pictures)
Like most plumbing systems, hookups for washing machines work extremely well if done properly, and if not, almost certainly cause problems So if you're looking into what's required before installing a new washing machine , you're on the right track. The parts and labor required for a code-compliant hookup are inexpensive and simple enough that it's worth it to update the plumbing connections as part of the job. In most homes these days, the supply pipes run into an open-front plastic box set into the wall, known as a washer box. There, each water line terminates at a shut-off valve that controls the flow of water to the washer. With some configurations, the valves are spliced into water lines that continue on to supply other fixtures, such as a utility sink. While any appropriate valve will work, the best type is a dual valve with a single handle or lever that easily shuts off both supplies at once.
There are few situations more intimidating than finding yourself facing a large appliance or piece of equipment that needs to be installed. Of course, there are directions, but they often contain unfamiliar technical terms that might as well be in another language. Especially when it comes to something as large and unwieldy as a washing machine or dryer, you are often left scratching your head and wondering how in the world everyone else does it.
Before you buy a new washer, be sure it will fit through the doorways that it must pass through on its way to the laundry area. As discussed in the article, Buy the Best Washing Machine, some washers are up to 30 inches wide. Have a helper and an appliance hand-truck on hand for moving the washing machine—it will be heavy! Where possible, use a heavy-duty appliance hand truck to move a washer.