Washing machine installation?

I've got a new flat and need a washing machine to go in it. I had a look and there's no existing place for a washing machine, just two under counter spaces with plug socket at the back. I did look at under the sink though and there's one white tube that ends in a narrow bit and behind this there are metal bits with red and blue on.

I don't know if you can fix the washing machine to this? Or does it have to have a seperate place, in which case, what/how do I do this?
Up and onwards to the future!

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  • phill99phill99 Forumite
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    The 'white bit' sounds like the washing machine waste outlet and the 'metal bits'soundlike the hot and cold water connections. A plumber will be able to tell you quickly enough.
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    wiggywoo9 wrote: »
    I've got a new flat and need a washing machine to go in it. I had a look and there's no existing place for a washing machine, just two under counter spaces with plug socket at the back. I did look at under the sink though and there's one white tube that ends in a narrow bit and behind this there are metal bits with red and blue on.

    I don't know if you can fix the washing machine to this? Or does it have to have a seperate place, in which case, what/how do I do this?

    If you don't know how to plumb in a washing machine find someone who does !!

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  • The thing is, I don't know if it HAS the facilities for washing machine, so I don't want to order it with installation then be left with it as there's nowhere for it to go?
    Up and onwards to the future!

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  • misspricemissprice Forumite
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    can you take a pic and post up, then we can tell you if it is the correct plumbing?
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  • WestonDaveWestonDave Forumite
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    The metal bits with red and blue on are almost certainly supply feeds that would serve either a washing machine or a dishwasher. You also need a waste outlet - sometimes these connect into the sink waste via a junction on the side. If not then you'd expect to see a vertical pipe with an opening at the top so you can drop the inverted U of the washing machine waste into it. Your description isn't clear enough to know what you've got so a photo would be good. You'll also need holes in the side of the sink cupboard to get from the connections to where the machine will sit.
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    Are either of the two undercounter spaces near or next to the sink and are the blue and red metal things attached to water pipes?
  • Hi I do have a very small picture on my old phone but haven't got SD card to post it. There is an undercounter space next to the sink but at the back is just a simple plug socket and nothing else. There's nothing purpose-ready for it, so if say I order from currys with installation will they do that tricky bit if they can?
    The sink pipe comes down from sink, and theres a white pipe that sticks out from that with a washer then a narrow nozzle. Theres metal pipes next to that with 1 red and 2 blue flag things on. If I'm wrong and this is just a bit of the sink, where/how can I connect it anyway? There isn't room for a long waste pipe- I don't recall seeing it either.
    (I can't go and look again til tomorrow as work is being done elsewhere)
    Up and onwards to the future!

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    It sounds like it's already been plumbed for one, or one was there before. Red and white indicates an older hot and cold fill washing machine, yours will be cold fill only if new. Nor a dishwasher, which which is cold fill only. If so it's just a matter of connecting it up, and you don't need to pay Currys or anyone else to connect a washing machine up. If you can connect a hose and put a plug in a socket, there's nothing more to it.
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  • southcoastrgisouthcoastrgi Forumite
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    does the trap look like this & do the valves look like this ?

    single_spigot_washing_machine_trap.jpg


    washing_machine_valve.jpg
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  • Yes, the 1st picture of white tubing, its that bit on the far left and not sure on second, they are similar but I assume its for sink?
    Up and onwards to the future!

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