the transit bolts
One of the first things you must do after removing all the packaging is to
remove the 4 transit bolts
from the back of the machine.
The transit bolts are fitted to protect the washing machine from being
damaged whilst it's being delivered.
First screw the end of the water intake hose, the one with a right-angled bend to
the valve on the back of the washing machine. Then screw the other end of the
hose to the cold water
supply valve with the blue tap
and turn on the water.
All washing machines sold nowadays are cold fill only. Originally, washing
machines were connected to the cold and the hot water supply; because the hot
water was used to supplement the heating process.
the hot water supply valve
It's always advisable to blank off the end of the surplus hot water supply
valve with a Brass blanking cap and Washer to prevent potential leakages.
Hot and cold fill machines
Always make sure the hot & cold water
hoses are the right way round when you screw then onto the valves at the back of
(They're different from machine to machine)
No hot water supply?
Don't worry you just need to connect the
hot and the cold
intake hoses to the
supply valve using a
' Y ' Piece hose connector.
Your washing machine will heat up the water to the required temperature
using the internal water heater.
The detergent will remain in the soap
Itís also worth taking into consideration if you
don't connect the hot water
intake hose, your
detergent will remain in the soap drawer instead of doing the wash. Because it's usually the hot water that
rinses the detergent out of the soap drawer and into the wash.
Step 3: Draining the waste water
to a standpipe
Make sure the drain hose raises from floor level to at
least 2/3rd's the height of the machine, before dropping down into the standpipe.
Because the water inside the machine could run
straight out as it fills.
Also don't push the drain hose any more than
1/3rd the way down the
otherwise siphoning can result. Using a waste hose hook will secure the hose at the
Connecting to a sink trap
Before connecting the waste hose to the trap nozzle, remove the blue
blanking plug from inside the nozzle. If your sinks trap is fitted with a
nozzle and there's no blanking plug inside? You'll have to chop off
the end of the blanking part of the nozzle, to enable the waste water to flow into the trap.
Firmly push the rubber end of the waste hose as far down the trap nozzle as
possible, and secure the end of the hose tightly with a Jubilee clip to prevent leakages.
Raise the height of the hose at some
After connecting the drain hose to a trap, raise the height of the hose at some
point so that it is higher than the outlet pipe from the sink
Ė because the waste water from the sink can drain into the washing
Waste hose too short?
the waste hose of your washing machine is too short and doesn't reach your
standpipe - or sink trap.
Youíll have to extend the waste hose with a second
waste hose, using a Universal waste hose connector.
Firmly push the rubber ends of the waste hoses as far down the connector
nozzle as possible and
secure each end tightly with
a Jubilee clip to prevent leakages.
4: Levelling the machine
your machine isn't Level it will vibrate. Vibration will cause the
machine to be very noisy when spinning; and sometimes excessive vibration can
make the machine move around.
Before moving your machine into its final
resting location, you'll need to screw all the
adjustable feet all the way into the chassis of the machine.
Once you've moved the machine into its final resting location, rock the
machine back and forth to check for movement. If there is any movement, you'll
need to adjust one of the front feet to level the machine.
5: Testing the machine
After you've completed the previous four steps of connecting your machine and
you've finally plugged the machine into the mains. We would
recommend you do a quick test of the machine before you do the first full
wash. The simplest way to test the machine is to run the machine empty on a
Rinse and Spin
the machine is filling with cold water
all the waste water has completely draining out the drum
you've connected the waste hose to the sink trap, check for leakages
you've extended the waste hose, check the connection for leakages
the machine isn't vibrating when it's spinning
With a Rinse and Spin program your
machine should only be filling with cold water
If your machine is filling with hot
water when rinsing? You've
connected the cold water intake hose to the hot
supply valve, instead of the cold
water supply valve.
If after reading the above advice and you
still feel you are unable to connect your machine yourself?
We can connect your washing machine for
Please note: we only connect washing machines to your existing plumbing, we
don't intall any new plumbing or repair your existing plumbing.
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