A properly working washing machine is a guarantee that our clothes and underwear will be constantly clean. However, in order for this our assistant to work properly and efficiently washed, it must be properly installed. Many appliance stores provide free shipping service. However, the connection and installation will have to be paid. How to install a washing machine in the bathroom?
As a rule, the washing machine should be in the bathroom. The exception is a small-sized apartment with a lack of free space. In this case, the machine can be installed in the kitchen. The kitchen, by the way, has in this respect an advantage over the bathroom due to the lack of high humidity. Moreover, when the bathroom is combined, it is inconvenient to use when the machine is turned on, if the outlet is located outside the bathroom. The door at this moment, of course, must be open.
So, you have decided on the place where the washing machine will stand. Now you can go to the main stage of work - installation and connection. First we connect to the water supply line and to the sewage system, then to the power grid.
To connect the washing machine to the water supply you will need:
- adapter "1/2 inch - 3/4 inch";
- fluoroplastic sealing tape (FUM tape).
On the plumbing install tee, we connect the valve to it. The other side of the valve is connected to the water supply line to the washing machine with an adapter. FUM tape is useful for sealing the valve connection and the water supply line to the machine and, if the metal is connected to the metal.
Now we connect the washing machine to the sewer. This is a more complicated operation than connecting to the water supply. When operating the washing machine, you can simply pull the drain hose into the bathtub or toilet. However, first, the same bath after that will have to be cleaned. And secondly, if the hose is loose, then it is fraught with its breakdown. Used water in the car can get on the floor.
To avoid such problems, it is still better to reliably connect the water outlet from the machine to the sewer line. But while working the washing machine, you can not worry and do something useful at this time.
What if the washing machine needs to be installed on a wooden floor? In this case, you need to prepare well the surface on which the machine will stand. To do this, you need to drill 4 holes in the floor. 4 tubes of the same length are inserted into these holes - it is important that the surface is located strictly horizontally. Instead of tubes, you can also use the corners of the same length.
After connecting to the water supply communications, you can connect the washing machine to the electrical network. If there is no outlet near the place where the machine will be located, you can install it there or connect the machine with an extension cord. Since the washing machine consumes a lot of power, it is advisable to connect it to an outlet connected to the switchboard separately from the common power supply. This will not overload the overall wiring of the apartment. The socket to which the machine will be connected must be grounded.
After connecting the washing machine with the water supply system and the electricity grid, you can proceed to installing it in the direct sense, because in order for it to work efficiently and for a long time, all its parts (drum, belt, springs, etc.) did not go out of vibration. building, you need to set it strictly horizontally. This will help us level. The horizontal position is set with screws that fasten the legs to the machine itself.