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Installing a New Washer and Dryer

There are few things in the home that intimidate people more than installing a new large appliance or piece of equipment. In particular, new washers and dryers tend to be appliances that intimidate people. Of course, you have directions, but sometimes you run into situations that are not covered in the instructions. Although we can’t help with every problem that may arise with installing a new washer and dryer, here are some basic instructions that will help you. 

Steps to Installing a New Washer

Step 1: Prepare the Area

Before installing your new washer, always make sure that you check over and prepare the area. Make sure that you have enough space, water supply, drainage, and electricity for your washing machine.


Step 2: Read the Instructions

It’s always a good idea to read through the included instructions before proceeding with the installation. 


Step 3: Clean the Faucets 

Run some hot and cold water through the faucets to ensure that any debris gets flushed out ahead of time and won’t clog up your new washing machine.


Step 4: Move the Machine into Place

Next, slide the machine almost all the way into place against the wall, leaving room to get behind it to hook up necessary pipes and wires.


Step 5: Connect Water Supply Hoses

After sliding the washer into place, you’ll want to connect your two water supply hoses to the correct faucets. 


Step 6: Connect Water Supply Hoses to the Back of the Washer

After you connect your water supply hoses to their respective faucets, then it’s time to connect them to the back of your washer.


Step 7: Check for Leaks

To check for leaks, turn on your water supply and open the taps. Ensure that no water is leaking from the taps or from the hoses themselves.


Step 8: Connect the Drain Hose

If your washer doesn’t come with a pre-connected drain hose, now is the time to screw it into place on the water outlet. 


Step 9: Feed the Drain Hose into the Drain Receptacle 

You will need to run the drain hose into a drain in the wall, the floor, or even into a laundry sink. 


Step 10: Plug it in

Finally, plug in your new washer’s electrical cord, and you’re ready to start using it.


Steps to Installing a New Dryer

Step 1: Prepare the Space

Like installing a new washer, you’ll want to check and prepare the area for your new dryer. 


Step 2: Read the Instructions

Be sure to read the included instructions before proceeding to install your new dryer. 


Step 3: Clean the Dryer Vent

This is an essential step for installing a new dryer. A blocked vent is not only dirty, but it’s also a fire hazard. Make sure the dryer vent is clean by removing the outside vent hood and cleaning out any dirt and debris that has accumulated inside. 


Step 4: Push the Dryer into Place

After the vent is cleared, it’s time to slide the dryer almost all the way into place. 


Step 5: Attach the Vent Hose to Your Machine

Next, attach the vent hose over the vent hole on the back of the dryer. 


Step 6: Attach the Vent Hose to the Wall Vent

Now that the vent hose is attached to the dryer, the other end needs to be connected to the wall.


Step 7 Plug it In

The last step to installing your new dryer is plugging it into the electrical outlet. Press start, and you should be good to go!


Professional Installation

You could take the risk and install your new washer and dryer yourself, or you can have it professionally installed by Michael Runk Plumbing and Heating Services! By having a master plumber in MD install your new washer and dryer, you prevent the possibility of things going wrong, and you get to enjoy your new appliances sooner! Contact us today to schedule an appointment! 

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