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    • Smb3088
    • By Smb3088 18th May 17, 7:29 AM
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    Installing a Washing Machine?
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    • 18th May 17, 7:29 AM
    Installing a Washing Machine? 18th May 17 at 7:29 AM
    I'm buying a new washing machine. The old one will be removed prior to the new ones arrival. It's freestanding with the pipes etc in the place to the refit the new one... My query is- how hard is it to do yourself? I'm a single homeowner, pretty handy but not entirely confident in my workmanship. But most company's charge to install eg currys £25.. Is it hard? Can I do it myself or do I need a professional?
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    • keithdc
    • By keithdc 18th May 17, 7:33 AM
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    • 18th May 17, 7:33 AM
    Very easy.

    Remove the transport bolts
    Attach water hose (s)
    Do drainage hose
    Plug in
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 18th May 17, 7:35 AM
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    • 18th May 17, 7:35 AM
    It's usually just a matter of connecting one hose to the washing machine tap, which needs to be tight, but not over-tight, then checking it's not leaking before moving the machine back and checking again, if possible, that nothing's trapped.

    Turn the tap on, of course, once connected, add the drain hose and plug it in before moving the machine, once you know there's no water splashing about.

    There must be a UK You Tube video.

    EDIT: Transport bolts as above, forgot those, as my machine is 20yrs old soon and its been around.

    https://www.whitegoodshelp.co.uk/how-to-install-washing-machine/
    Last edited by Davesnave; 18-05-2017 at 9:20 AM. Reason: spelling
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    • Niv
    • By Niv 18th May 17, 8:24 AM
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    • 18th May 17, 8:24 AM
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    • 18th May 17, 8:24 AM
    It will take longer to remove the transport bolts then do all the rest


    Takes about 10mins all in. No need for me to describe as been done above by both posters!


    Good luck and save that £25
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    • tshirttan408
    • By tshirttan408 18th May 17, 8:44 AM
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    • 18th May 17, 8:44 AM
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    • 18th May 17, 8:44 AM
    This connection charge is the biggest rip off ever. I did it myself recently and would never profess to be very good at DIY. Take out the transit bolts at the back connect the hot water pipe, connect the waste pipe (just make sure you read how to do this, as you have to make sure it's a certain height - I'd suggest take a pic of your current set up), and then you plug it in. That easy.

    The biggest issue you might have is getting it in the kitchen, as there's a good chance they'll just dump it in your hallway.
    • molerat
    • By molerat 18th May 17, 8:52 AM
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    • 18th May 17, 8:52 AM
    This connection charge is the biggest rip off ever. I did it myself recently and would never profess to be very good at DIY. Take out the transit bolts at the back connect the hot water pipe, connect the waste pipe (just make sure you read how to do this, as you have to make sure it's a certain height - I'd suggest take a pic of your current set up), and then you plug it in. That easy.

    The biggest issue you might have is getting it in the kitchen, as there's a good chance they'll just dump it in your hallway.
    Originally posted by tshirttan408
    They are going to be there all day trying to figure that one out
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    • tshirttan408
    • By tshirttan408 18th May 17, 9:25 AM
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    • 18th May 17, 9:25 AM
    They are going to be there all day trying to figure that one out
    Originally posted by molerat
    Oops I obviously meant cold water pipe...
    • getmore4less
    • By getmore4less 18th May 17, 9:42 AM
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    • 18th May 17, 9:42 AM
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    If you can remove the old one......


    the biggest issue will be the depth have you checked/compared to the current one?
    Some are touch deeper in some bits at the back and depending exactly where your current pipes are might not push right in the same.

    If using the same inlet water hose check the washer, if you can get the old one off easily use the new one making sure the washers are in place.
    • Smb3088
    • By Smb3088 18th May 17, 11:48 AM
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    • 18th May 17, 11:48 AM
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    • 18th May 17, 11:48 AM
    Thanks guys, I'll save myself £25 and YouTube it!!! How hard can it be right? I've done most things myself around the house since I was 19years old, not that I'm a girl matters but sometimes I only just lack the power and patience.. so this can't be that hard.. Thank you
    • breaking_free
    • By breaking_free 18th May 17, 1:48 PM
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    Quick tip: ask them to remove the transport bolts for you as you may not have the correct tool. The rest of the installation is straightforward thanks to Youtube.
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    • macman
    • By macman 18th May 17, 2:11 PM
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    And don't forget to level it by adjusting the feet.
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    • jack_pott
    • By jack_pott 18th May 17, 2:23 PM
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    not that I'm a girl matters but sometimes I only just lack the power
    Originally posted by Smb3088
    You might find that the new machine is a lot heavier than the old one.
    • LandyAndy
    • By LandyAndy 19th May 17, 11:56 AM
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    You might find that the new machine is a lot heavier than the old one.
    Originally posted by jack_pott

    True. I recently replaced a late 90s Bosch machine with a new Siemens one. The Bosch was pretty easy to move on your own. The Siemens is much heavier.
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