Installing a washing machine yourself might sound intimidating, but following these simple steps will have your new washing machine from Grover up and running in no time.
To install your new washing machine, you’ll need the following:
Mole grips/mole wrench/locking pliers
If you’re installing a new washing machine, it’s important to make sure there’s a suitable location in your house or flat. A good location should have:
Sufficient free space (10-15 cm / 4”-6”) between the washing machine and the wall to account for vibrations and shifting
Relatively level flooring
Electricity, water, and drainage hookups
If you didn’t previously have a washing machine installed, skip steps 1-5.
Turn off your old machine and unplug it from the wall.
Switch off the cold water supply valve. This is usually a small tap on the wall.
Unscrew the cold water intake hose. Make sure you have a bucket ready in case there’s water in the hose.
Pull out the waste water hose. To disconnect, just pull it out.
Move the old machine out of the way to begin installation of the new one.
Start here if you aren’t removing an existing washing machine.
Remove the carriage bolts. These screws keep the washing machine’s drum in place during transport. Make sure you keep the carriage bolts because you’ll need them when you return your washing machine to Grover.
Attach the water intake hose (it should be inside the drum). Screw the hose to the attachment at the back of the machine with mole grips or a wrench.
Connect the other end of the water intake hose to the water supply, and screw it in place. Have a look at the filter inside the attachment. This filter can be removed and cleaned if your machine has problems running.
Carefully turn on the water tap and check to make sure the connections are secure.
Attach the waste water hose from your machine to the tap on the wall. If your machine comes with a plastic U-bend, secure the hose around it.
Level your washing machine. Use your level or your hands to check if the machine is stable and level. If it isn’t, adjust the legs at the front of the machine until it is.
Plug in your machine and turn it on.
It’s time to take your new washing machine for a spin. As a precaution, run an empty wash cycle and check periodically to make sure everything is working properly.