How to install a washing machine yourself
They are big, bulky and, unless you’re living in a small cramped apartment, washing machines are considered a general necessity in any modern household. Who likes parading their laundry to the laundromat? That’s right, no one.
This is a necessity, especially in very warm cities like San Jose and anything else in South Bay, where you have to do your laundry a lot more often because of all the sweat-tastic things you do all day.
What most folks don’t quite understand is…how the heck do you install a washing machine unit?
You’ve got 2 options: you either pay for a plumber to come install it for you, or you do it yourself.
Silicon Valley plumbers can be quite expensive, especially when it comes to installing things, however if you have a basic knowledge of tools, pipes and hoses, you will do just fine.
One very important thing to note before proceeding is that you should always make sure that you remove the safety screws that hold the drum in place. These screws are located at either the back or the bottom of the washing machine and are designed to hold the drum in place during transportation to not wobble and off-center itself.
That being said, let’s move on to installing the washing machine.
First and foremost, make sure to go down to your local San Jose (or whatever South Bay city you’re in) hardware store and stock up on basic tools if you don’t have them at home.
When the washing machine arrives and you take it out of the box, you will also find the hoses and parts that you will need in order to install it. If they happen to be too short, you might want to visit your local San Jose hardware store and buy longer hoses and tubes.
That being said, it is time to install the washing machine.
First, make sure that all the hoses and tubes are connected to the washing machine and that they are tightly fastened. Feel free to blow in the hoses and tubes and check for air leaks around the connection points.
After that is over and done with, place the washing machine where you want it to sit and start connecting the hoses and tubes to their respective taps and pipes.
First connect the water line to the washing machine. Make sure to turn the water line on after connecting the hose to it and check for any leaks.
If any leaks do appear, stop the water flow, undo the connection and redo it. Don’t try and patch it up.
After the water line is properly connected and tightened, connect the outflow pipe to either a drain pipe or a drain tap. This connection you can only check for leaks when the washing machine is running.
After the hoses are connected, make sure to wipe off any water and any moisture that is present around the washing machine and plug it into the electrical power supply.
After you are done installing the washing machine, start it and set it to a normal washing cycle in order to check that everything is ok and that there are no leaks.
If everything goes well, you will now have a fully functioning fully installed washing machine, and at the same time you would of have saved some money by not calling on a San Jose plumber.
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