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How to install your new Beko washing machine?

How to install your new Beko washing machine?
How to install your new Beko washing machine?

 

 

What you’ll need

 

Tools: 

Scissors or Box Cutter, Wrench or Pliers, Screwdriver, Drill (for making holes in cabinets or kitchen units), Spirit Level

 

Connections:

Grounded mains connection (without multi-plug or extension cords), water supply, drainage outlet

 

Parts and accessories:

Liquid detergent container, powder detergent measuring cup, mains water inlet hose, drain hose bracket, plastic covers for transportation bolt holes

 

Level of difficulty:

3/5

 

Approx. time:

30 minutes to remove your old appliance

60 to 90 minutes to install your new appliance

 

 

 

Before you start

 

Installing an appliance can be tricky and even dangerous, so before you start, be sure that you’ve read these warnings and guidelines.

 

  • Ensure that the electrical mains and water supply are switched off before you start removing your old appliance.
  • Make sure your old/new appliance is unplugged from the mains when you start the removal/installation procedure.
  • Only place the appliance on a flat, solid surface which can support its weight. Never position it on a carpeted floor as this will restrict airflow to electrical components at the bottom of the appliance, causing them to overheat.
  • When you receive delivery of your appliance, check that it has not been damaged in transit, and that all parts and accessories are present and correct.
  • Ensure that you have a grounded electrical outlet protected by a fuse available, and which complies with the technical specifications table in the user manual. Do not connect the appliance to an extension cord and ensure that the power cable does not get pinched or stuck.
  • If you need to replace the plug with one that suits your electrical outlet, be sure to use a plug with a 13A fuse.
  • Never touch a plug with wet hands. Never remove a plug by tugging on the cable—always hold and pull the plug head.

 

 

 

Removing your old appliance

 

Make sure the water supply is switched off and that the electrical supply is switched off at the mains. If the appliance is secured to cupboard units, unscrew any retaining screws. Pull the appliance out from its position. 

 

Remember, washing machines can be heavy, so take care when moving yours. To make it easier to pull out the appliance, you can tip it backwards and put a piece of old carpet under its front feet. Then, you can pull the carpet and the appliance out with it.

 

You should now have access to the rear of the appliance, and be able to disconnect its electrical, water and wastewater connections. You may need to use a wrench or pliers to loosen the water supply and wastewater connections. 

 

Place a bowl under the water supply tap to catch any leakage and place the ends of the supply and waste hoses in the bowl too. You can then fully remove the appliance from its position. 

 

Check local regulations on how to dispose of old household appliances. Your local council or district may offer a collection service. If you are going to remove it yourself, remember that you’ll need another person to help you lift and move your old appliance.

 

 

 

Preparing your new appliance for installation

 

Once your new appliance is in the room where it’s going to be installed, make sure you have enough space to unpackage it. Consider unpackaging it in another room if space will be an issue.  

 

Use scissors or a boxcutter to remove the outer packaging, taking care not to cut too deep, as this can scratch the appliance. 

 

Remove any cardboard and Styrofoam. 

 

Washing machines are fitted with a few extra pieces to protect the drum during transportation. It’s crucial that you remove these before using your appliance.

 

The first item is the Styrofoam block at the bottom of the washing machine. Tilt the appliance onto its back feet, remove the sticky tape and pull out the Styrofoam block. 

 

Other such pieces are the bolts on the rear of the washing machine which hold the drum in place during transportation. Use a wrench to loosen them, then ease them out. 

 

Be sure to keep these and reinsert them if you need to transport the appliance at a later date. Cover the bolt holes with the plastic covers you’ll find along with the accessories described below. 

 

Finally, remove all stickers and display covers as soon as possible—the longer they stay on, the harder they are to remove.

 

Once unpackaged, check that all parts and accessories are present and correct. They’ll be in the washing machine drum, and will include a user manual, liquid detergent container, powder detergent measuring cup, mains water inlet hose, drain hose bracket, and plastic covers for transportation bolt holes. 

 

 

 

Installing your new appliance

 

If you’re replacing an old appliance, you’ll already have a dedicated space for your new washing machine, as well as holes made in cupboard units to run hoses or cords through.

 

However, if you’re installing your appliance for the first time, you may need to drill holes in cupboard units in order to run hoses or the power cord through.

 

At the rear of the appliance, you’ll first need to connect the water supply hose to the washing machine. Attach the 90-degree end of the hose to the machine and tighten by hand—don’t use a tool, as this may lead to over-tightening. 

 

Next, release the waste hose and power cable from their clips.

 

The plug head will be plugged into a space in the back of the appliance. Remove it then close the plastic cover.

 

Connect the end to the water supply. You should be able to make the connection secure by turning the plastic bolt by hand. Once the water supply connection has been made, you can turn on the water supply, either by opening the dedicated supply tap, or by turning your home’s water supply back on.

 

Next, you’ll need to make the drainage connection. Again, if you have a dedicated wastewater drainage outlet in your wall, you can simply push the end of the drainage hose into that. 

 

However, if you don’t have a dedicated drainage outlet, you’ll need to connect the drainage hose to your sink’s waste water pipe. 

 

You’ll find the sink’s drainage pipe under the sink. On the U-bend, you’ll find an additional inlet to the wastewater pipe. If a washing machine was previously installed and it used this drainage method, there’ll probably already be a tailpiece connected to the U-bend. 

 

If you’re installing an appliance for the first time at this location, you may have to connect a tailpiece yourself (these can be purchased from any hardware store). This is fairly straightforward. Simply unscrew the protective cap off of the additional inlet and screw the tailpipe on in its place. Make sure you remove any plastic bungs or stoppers on the tailpiece or on the U-bend.

 

Now you can connect the drainage hose to the tailpiece. Push the rubber end of the drainage hose over the tailpiece, then use the metal clip provided to secure it in place.

 

Note: Whether you’re connecting the drainage hose to a dedicated outlet or your sink’s drainage pipe, the length of the hose must be between 40 cm and 100 cm off the ground. The end of the drainage hose should be pushed into the drainage outlet by about 12 cm. To achieve this, you can attach the drainage hose bracket to a wall and clip the drainage hose into that.

 

With the water drainage and supply connections made, now you can make the electrical connection. The appliance should be plugged directly into a mains outlet with a switch connected to the home’s circuit breaker system. Don’t use an extension cable or multi-plug.

 

If the power cord is damaged, don’t attempt to repair or replace this yourself. This must be carried out by a qualified engineer. Once plugged in, you can switch the power supply on.

 

Now, with all the connections made, you can push the appliance into position. Make sure the hoses and power cable don’t get caught or kink as you push the appliance back into position. 

 

Next, you’ll need to balance the washing machine using a spirit level. You can adjust the feet by hand or using a wrench by turning the bolts on the feet. It’s important to balance the appliance, otherwise it may shake or move during operation.

 

And plug it in!

 

 

 

Time for a test run

 

Now that your appliance is installed and set up, it’s time to take it for a spin! Select a short programme and run the appliance empty and without detergent. Check for any leaks, excessive vibrations or odd sounds. If you’ve followed this guide, then everything should be working fine. If you do notice any issues, it’s best to call in the help of a qualified engineer. 

 

So, there you have it. You’ve just installed your new Beko washing machine! Make sure you know how to load your washing machine properly and consult your user manual to see how much detergent you should be using. If you’re having trouble finding your manual, download it here using your product’s model number. 

 

We hope you enjoy using your new appliance.

 

 

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