Connecting a washing machine is a simple process, especially if it is just replacing an existing washing machine. Replacing a washer consists of only three steps and uses only water pump pliers and a level. Before connecting a new washer, the proper plumbing and electrical connections must be installed. However, the steps after that point are the same. Remember to turn off the water and electrical connections before installing any washing machine.Continue Reading
The standpipe is where the used water goes after it drains from the washing machine. The standpipe must be connected to a drain or run into a laundry sink to utilize that drain. The standpipe should be larger than the drain hose, and the top should be located above the washer's water level.
Hook the hot and cold water hoses into the corresponding water valves. Tighten the hoses with water pump pliers. Turn the water and electricity to the washer back on. Turn on the valves, and let the washer basin fill. Then, check for leaks in the hoses.
After checking for leaks and ensuring that all the hoses are properly installed, use a builder's level to make sure that the washer is evenly placed on the floor on all sides. Adjust the feet of the washer as needed to prevent the machine from rocking during use.
Washing machine doors can generally be opened by simply pulling on the handle or lifting the lid in the case of a top-loading washing machine. If the door is stuck closed, however, there is often an underlying problem preventing it from opening.Full Answer >
A washing machine that smells requires a thorough cleaning. A bad odor may indicate a build-up of soap residue, grime stuck to gaskets around the door, or even mold or mildew growth.Full Answer >
To use a washing machine, divide clothing by color and material, then select a temperature and wash cycle appropriate for the clothing category. Pour in an appropriate amount of laundry detergent, and load clothing. Close the lid of the machine, and activate it.Full Answer >
To clean a washing machine, wipe down the outside, run an empty machine with detergent and bleach and then run it again with only vinegar to remove soap scum and hard water stains. Clean the fabric softener dispenser in the kitchen sink, or run vinegar through it.Full Answer >