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    fitting a washing machine

    Anyone got any experience with this? I've just spoken to my Mrs and our new one was delivered today and for some reason I can't understand they've refused to fit it. Part of me thinks how hard can it be? But then again I've said that before and made an arse of myself. I don't really want to pay a plumber to come and do it, but also don't want to flood the kitchen. Any advice much appreciated. G


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    Didn't it come with instructions?

    Seriously, all you have to do is connect the water inlet and the outflow and plug it in. No special tools required and 10 minutes, tops.

    Replacing my Victorian bath taps on the other hand...
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    Anyone got any experience with this? I've just spoken to my Mrs and our new one was delivered today and for some reason I can't understand they've refused to fit it. Part of me thinks how hard can it be? But then again I've said that before and made an arse of myself. I don't really want to pay a plumber to come and do it, but also don't want to flood the kitchen. Any advice much appreciated. G
    Under your sink there should be 1 or 2 hoses with blue,if 1, blue and red if 2 taps just before where the hose attatches to the pipe. These are the 'taps' for the machine. Turn them off, then disconnect the hose(s). There will be some water from the pipe/hose. Now pull out your machine and feed the hoses through the hole.

    Fit the new machine by doing the above in reverse.

    Only issue is you can get machines which are just cold fed, and some are hot and cold. You need a plumber if you onlynhave blue, but need both for the new machine.

    Hope this helps. Go on you tube if stuck.😀

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    Quote Originally Posted by Off the bar View Post
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    Anyone got any experience with this? I've just spoken to my Mrs and our new one was delivered today and for some reason I can't understand they've refused to fit it. Part of me thinks how hard can it be? But then again I've said that before and made an arse of myself. I don't really want to pay a plumber to come and do it, but also don't want to flood the kitchen. Any advice much appreciated. G
    The delivery guys won't fit it if the plumbing you have in place is not textbook/perfect/straightforward. Had a number of calls over the years from customers having been in the same scenario as yourself.

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    Please don't forget to remove the transit bolts before using, else it's another new machine.

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    I knew .net wouldn't let me down! The plumbing like everything else in the house is not new! We've just moved in. The water supply to the machine under the sink is fused shut so you've got to turn the mains water off to do anything like this. The previous owners took their washing machine with them and I've had to get a screw on cap to stop water coming out where the old machine was. We're going to redo the kitchen in the new year so if I can bodge the machine till we get everything done that's all it need be. I'm not back to the house for another hour or so, so I'll have a proper look and maybe solicit more advice later, but big thanks to everyone so far, I feel emboldened to have a go myself!


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    Just mind take out the transit bolts before you run the machine.

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    Whatever you do remember to turn off the water first ..... I forgot one time and nearly got shot across the kitchen by a blast akin to a police water cannon

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    Washing machine sit rep.

    Too tired to bother with it last night after work, pulled it out and had a look at the pipes etc this morning discovered the plumbing in here is seriously antiquated. The pipe to the machine is hot water and the machine wants cold water. A misunderstanding with Mrs off the bar led to the water going back on too soon, water going everywhere, lots of swearing and me needing to change into a dry shirt.

    Time to admit defeat and call a plumber.


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    Get a spirit level and make sure it's lying fairly flat before using it.

    Also, has anyone mentioned the transit bolts?

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    I knew .net wouldn't let me down! The plumbing like everything else in the house is not new! We've just moved in. The water supply to the machine under the sink is fused shut so you've got to turn the mains water off to do anything like this. The previous owners took their washing machine with them and I've had to get a screw on cap to stop water coming out where the old machine was. We're going to redo the kitchen in the new year so if I can bodge the machine till we get everything done that's all it need be. I'm not back to the house for another hour or so, so I'll have a proper look and maybe solicit more advice later, but big thanks to everyone so far, I feel emboldened to have a go myself!
    What was the final outcome? Have you flooded the place? Are you still married?😂

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    Had a fight with ma machine last week and lost broke the plastic feed connection at back of machine as hose wasn't to long 15 to turn water off was like a drowned rat. So would recommend a long hose


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