Drainage washing machine
When placing and installing a washing machine, the drain is one of the most important things you need to pay attention to. It is essential for your dryer and washing machine that the drain works properly and they can get rid of their water properly. Here you can read all about the washing machine drain – so you can install your washing machine flawlessly and prevent the drain from getting clogged.
Washing machine connections
Of course you want to connect your new washing machine in the best way possible, to prevent a leak or clog. For this you sometimes need extra parts, e.g. a loose drain pipe. To connect a washing machine and dryer you need a Y-drain.
A connector allows you to connect two drain hoses together, for example if one drain hose is not long enough. In the list below you will find everything you may need when installing the washing machine and dryer.
How to connect a washing machine
Do you have a new washing machine? Or are you moving? Then you will also have to reconnect your washing machine. In many cases you can do this yourself. In doubt? Then it is our advice to call a plumber. Below you can read how to connect a washing machine – including tips!
1: Choose a good spot
Washing machines can vibrate and make a lot of noise. For this reason, it is best to place your washing machine on a solid surface. Against a wall – preferably in a corner – is often the most stable place for a washing machine. Of course, make sure that there is an earthed wall socket, water supply and drain nearby.
2: Remove the transport bolts
Before transporting, secure the drum of the washing machine with transport bolts. Make sure you have removed these during installation, and especially before you start running a wash. Otherwise, there is a good chance that your washing machine will break down. Your washing machine’s manual will tell you where to find the bolts and how to loosen them.
3: connect the washing machine supply and drain
Next step: connect the water supply hose to the faucet and the washing machine. The connection of a washing machine is usually at the back, top right. Tighten the hose securely on both sides and open the faucet to make sure no water leaks out. The drain hose is often already attached to the washing machine, plug it into the drain. If you want to connect your washer and dryer to the same drain, you will need a y-piece.
4: put the plug in a grounded outlet
Next, plug the power cord into an outlet. To prevent short circuits, use a grounded outlet. You can recognize these by the two metal pins at the top and bottom of the outlet. Do you have a pull switch? If so, leave the installation to an electrician. Pull switches are required for washing machines in the bathroom. Is it located somewhere else, e.g., in the kitchen? Then this is not necessary.
5: Level the washing machine
Furthermore, make sure that the washing machine is level. This will reduce the vibration and noise of the machine during the spin cycle.