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Installing a washing machine in the kitchen: do it yourself

The washing machine in the kitchen can be fully built-in, partly built-in or free-standing The washing machine in the kitchen can be fully built-in, partially built-in or free-standing. Thanks to the washing machine, you can significantly reduce the cost of effort and time for washing, which is why more and more families are buying easy-to-use automatic washing machines. But after buying such household appliances, the question arises of how to install it correctly, in our case in the kitchen.

How to choose a washing machine for the kitchen

It is important to choose a washing machine that fits perfectly into the space provided for it. To do this, you need to pay attention not only to its dimensions, but also the style, color, surface, location of the drum and drum hatch. It is better to choose a washing machine in the kitchen, whose drum opens to the side, and the top surface can be used as a table.

The washing machine in metallic color will look harmoniously under the countertop against the background of other kitchen appliances of the same color The washing machine in metallic color will look harmoniously under the countertop against the background of other kitchen appliances of the same color Household appliances can act as contrasting elements in the interior of the kitchen Household appliances can act as contrasting elements in the interior of the kitchen A black washing machine will look harmoniously against the background of the same facades A black washing machine will look harmoniously against the background of the same facades If the machine was purchased earlier and does not harmonize with the general interior of the kitchen, you can install it in the original way If the machine was purchased earlier and does not harmonize with the general interior of the kitchen, you can install it in the original way

Installation steps

Do-it-yourself installation of a washing machine can be a pleasant and short-lived process if act according to clear instructions:

  1. choice of location;
  2. tie-in machine;
  3. water supply connection;
  4. drainage;
  5. conducting electricity;
  6. aligning the legs.

What to look for before installation (video)

Place for washing machine

A distinctive feature of the automatic machine is that it is a stationary device. Once connected, the machine cannot be moved, so the place of its installation must be chosen carefully.

First of all, water supply and sewerage must be located near the connection point. Electricity can be supplied using an extension cord.

The most traditional rooms for a washing machine are: 

  • bathroom;
  • toilet;
  • combined bathroom;
  • kitchen.

In some cases, the above locations are small and not suitable for installation. Therefore, the question arises of how to connect a washing machine in the kitchen..

If there is not enough space in the kitchen, then you can resort to an original solution by installing a washing machine in the corridor..

A washing machine can look pretty aesthetically pleasing in the kitchen if you cut it between cabinets of the same height. It is permissible to use the surface of the machine as a table for cutting vegetables and fruits. This will require the installation of an additional panel.

Ideal place for a tie-in washing machine - under the worktop Ideal place for a tie-in washing machine – under the worktop If there is no room for the car, it can be installed under the sink If there is no room for the car, it can be installed under the sink

You can measure the height of the washing machine and embed the kitchen table so high that the washing machine can be placed in the resulting opening..

Preparation

Upon arrival packing with washing machine, you must proceed in the following sequence:

  1. remove the device from the box yourself;
  2. eliminate fasteners, which are presented in the form of brackets, bars and bolts.

The brackets are attached to the rear of the machine to secure the electrical cord and hose and provide rigidity for transport. The bars are easily removed when the machine is tilted, they are located between the tank and the body. Bolts hold the drum in place at the front. After removing the parts, they need to be put in the packaging and stored until you need to contact the service..

After unscrewing the bolts, the device hangs on the springs. Before connecting all the necessary wires, you need to insert plastic plugs into the places where the bolts used to be.

It is important not to turn on the machine until the fasteners have been removed, otherwise it may break..

Unpacking the washing machine (video)

Plumbing

Do-it-yourself installation of a washing machine cannot do without supplying water. There are two prerequisites for water supply:

  1. The water must be clean. For water purification, you can put a special filter.
  2. The pressure in the pipes should not exceed one atmosphere. To increase the pressure, you can independently put a boost pump in front of the machine..

There are three ways to cut the water supply:

  • Using a clutch;
  • Into metalloplast using a fitting;
  • With a tee.

Detailed diagram of connecting the washing machine to the water supply system Detailed diagram of connecting the washing machine to the water supply system Connecting the washing machine to the water supply using a tee Connecting the washing machine to the water supply using a tee

Installation with a coupling

To insert the machine through the coupling, you need to take the hose and connect it with one end to the device, and attach it to the pipe with the other end by means of a valve.

The ferrule consists of the following parts:

  • bolts;
  • pipe;
  • sealing gasket;
  • clip.

The two halves of the clip are put on the pipe and fixed with bolts. In order for water to pass through the pipe, you need to drill a hole in it through the sleeve.

Fitting with a fitting

If the pipes are made of metal-plastic material, then a tee is required for the tie-in. A special hole is cut out of the pipe, and a fitting is inserted into the opening, to which a ball valve is attached. The connections must be sealed with rubber grommets..

T-piece connection

You can immediately connect the machine to the mixer, but for this the hose must be long, and a tee is used at the connection point. There is one drawback in such a connection, the hose will need to be removed every time.

Connecting the water supply hose directly to the cistern may seem like a practical option only if the toilet and the car are in the same room..

In order for the washing machine to serve for a long time without failures and breakdowns, it is important to install and connect it correctly. In order for the washing machine to serve for a long time without failures and breakdowns, it is important to install and connect it correctly.

Tie-in machine without running water

So, the first stage of supplying clean water to the device is completed. It remains to connect the hose for the outlet of dirty, soapy water.

There are three ways to drain:

  • Connect the drain to the bathroom or toilet.
  • Use a siphon.
  • Cut the hose into the sewer pipe.

In the first option, you need to use a hook hose. The height of the hose must exceed the washing machine by sixty centimeters.

In the second case, you will have to purchase a special siphon with a connector for a washing machine. If the device is connected directly to the sewer, then dirty water can get into the car and there will be an unpleasant smell.

It is important to remember the following points:

  • The length of the hose should not exceed the value specified by the manufacturer, otherwise the pressure on the pump will be higher than the permissible.
  • The hose should be bent so that an air gap forms between the sewer and the siphon, which will prevent unpleasant odors.
  • The sewer pipe should be no thicker than five centimeters. It is imperative to use a sealant, and the drain hose should not touch the surface of the waste water. The height of the top edge must be at least half a meter from the floor.

Connecting a washing machine (video)

Electricity

The last stage is the wiring of electricity in order for the machine to work..

To prevent electricity from getting into the water, you need to ground the shield using a bus, whose thickness must be at least 3 millimeters. The socket must be with three wires, and the extension cord must be with grounding contacts.

The ideal solution would be to connect via a separate wire. Use of a portable device to connect.

Do not connect the ground wire to heating appliances, gas wires.

Aligning the legs

In order for the legs to stand well on the floor, you only need to use flat, horizontal surfaces. The height of the maximum permissible deviation is two degrees.

On most clippers, the legs can be adjusted. The lack of slope can be measured with a level. There should be no pieces of foam, bars or linoleum under the legs.

Installing a washing machine (video)

Conclusion

Before installing the machine yourself, you need to carefully read the installation instructions, and in case of problems, be sure to call a plumber.

It happens that there is no way to call the master, but you need to wash. Toga can be fitted with a temporary drain directly into the sink.

The main thing in installing a washing machine is to stock up on the necessary tools and parts..