How to disconnect and re-connect your washing machine when moving home

Moving Home – Find the best way of how to disconnect and re-connect your washing machine when moving home in Cannock, Staffordshire

Moving a washing machine is easy if you know how. Following our tips and advice, on how to disconnect and re-connect your washing machine when moving home in Cannock, Lichfield or Tamworth, Staffordshire, will save you valuable time and ensure the washing machine is disconnected correctly, without flooding or soaking the floors. Washing machines are heavy to move so extra help will be needed to move, disconnect and re-connect the washing machine safely.

How to disconnect and re-connect your washing machine when moving home in Cannock, Staffordshire

How to disconnect and re-connect your washing machine when moving home.

How to disconnect your Washing machine

Start by pulling the washing machine away from the wall or the space that it is in, so you can gain access to the pipes at the back of the washing machine.

You will have either a blue or a red rubber pipe, if not both, connected to the bottom of the washing machine.

Follow these pipes and see where they are connected to.

When you have found the mains water supply valves, that the blue and red pipes are connected to, you will need to switch the valve off, before disconnecting the pipes.

On the valves you will have red cap and a blue cap, red is for hot water and blue is for cold water.

Turn the red and blue caps roughly 9o degrees, in the opposite direction, this will stop the flow of water, so the pipes may be disconnected.

When happy water flow has stopped, slowly start by disconnecting the blue and red pipes.

You may need a bucket to catch access water.

Now you will need to disconnect your washing machines over flow pipe, this is usually the grey plastic pipe, that gets rid of waste water.

Follow the grey pipe at the bottom of the washing machine, and pull it out of the white drainage pipe, which will be in view of the blue and red pipes from the washing machine.

Now you have all pipes disconnected, you will need to stabilize the drum of the washing machine using the stoppers, the stoppers are screwed to the back of the washing machine.

How to re-connect your washing machine

Depending on how old your washing machine is, will depend on how many pipes you will need to connect. Older washing machine may need two pipes, while new washing machines only need one for cold water.

Start by looking for the connection points on the valves, one will be for hot the other for cold.

Re-connect the correct colour pipes to the correct colour valves.

Once you have re-connected the blue and red pipes you will need to then need to connect the over flow pipe.

Once this has been successful plug-in the washing machine, most modern homes will have a plug socket, at the side of the washing machine, for easy access.

How to disconnect and re-connect your washing machine when moving home

How to disconnect and re-connect your washing machine when moving home in Cannock, Staffordshire

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