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Built-in washing machine under a kitchen worktop

The installation of a washing machine in the plan of a kitchen is a very often practiced operation, the kitchen including both water supply pipes, and evacuation and power lines. Conveniently placed for water supply and sewage disposal, this unit is powered by a single connection to a standard 16A (3-wire: neutral and phase + earth) and accessible, but outside the critical area of ​​the sink.

Necessary material

  • Meter and pencil
  • Bubble level
  • Straight screwdriver and cruciform
  • Transportable devil
  • Screwdriver drill
  • Wrench 13 or wrench
  • Wick of 12
  • Forest of 12

Steps

  1. Prepare the washing machine before embedding
  2. Adjust the level of the washing machine
  3. Washing machine connections
  4. Fit the facing door
  5. Install and adjust the facing door

Prepare the washing machine before embedding

Unclog the washing machine

Unclog the washing machine

1. For the convenience of installing the washing machine and to avoid unnecessary efforts, it is best to remove the worktop, temporarily positioned. Before setting up the washing machine in the place provided in the kitchen layout, remember to unclamp the appliance. This operation is essential to its operation. Unscrew the 3 plastic plates which, at the back of the unit, mask the 3 retaining flanges.

Unscrew the 3 heads of the washing machine

Unscrew the 3 heads of the washing machine

2. Unscrew the 3 heads of the metal flanges (bolts) found under the plates and holding the tank suspended from the unit during transport (13 or wheel wrench).

Screw on the washing machine's plates

Screw on the washing machine's plates

3. Remove them from their housing. and keep them in a suitable place for first, remember them and then dispose of them in case of any other transport (moving). Revisit the plates.

Screw the washing machine's supply tube

Screw the washing machine's supply tube

4. Take advantage of the ease of action on the back of the unit to screw the rubber water supply tube that will be connected to the self-piercing tap set up previously. Be careful, it is the angled end which is screwed on the back of the washing machine. Also remove the white power cable and drain hose that you will hold when installing.

Adjust the level of the washing machine

Adjust the feet of the washing machine

Adjust the feet of the washing machine

5. The device has 4 adjustable feet by screwing or unscrewing with a lock nut. Several implementations are sometimes necessary to get a good balance. Indeed, if the front feet are accessible by lifting slightly the device, those of the back can only be adjusted when the device is out of its housing.

Move the washing machine

Move the washing machine

6. Hence the almost need of the devil since it takes the device each time to adjust the settings unlike the rear feet of the boxes, accessible by hand from the ground.

Control the plumb of the washing machine

Control the plumb of the washing machine

7. Check the level of the appliance at the right level before proceeding with the installation of the facing door that will hide it.

Washing machine connections

Install the electrical outlet of the washing machine

Install the electrical outlet of the washing machine

1. Take advantage of the absence of the worktop to pass the power cable equipped with its plug, behind the elements of the kitchen and connect it to a standard socket, easily accessible in a low cupboard. Rest the work plan.

Fit the drain hose of the washing machine

Fit the drain hose of the washing machine

2. Now carry out the fitting of the drain hose on one of the two ends of the drain system directly connected to the sink drain. Attention, in case of double system, the two evacuations must be connected if both lids have been cut.

Fit the facing door

Screw the hinges

Screw the hinges

1. Screw the special hinges supplied with the door into the pre-drilled holes. Depending on the layout configuration chosen, the facing door will open here on the left, unlike that of the appliance but it is possible to ask for an opening to the right. A template side, strong paper, accompanies the device.

Present the base on the hinge

Present the base on the hinge

2. Position the hinge base that fits into the slots on the appliance door.

Screw the base assembly onto the hinge

Screw the base assembly onto the hinge

3. Make the base assembly on the hinge by screwing through the pre-drilled center hole. Attention, only the special screw provided (fine pitch), will fill this office.

Remove the covers with the blade of a screwdriver

Remove the covers with the blade of a screwdriver

4. Each of the 5 slots in the front of the unit is hidden by a white plastic cover. Remove the chosen covers with the flat blade of a screwdriver taking care not to scratch the paint.

Install and adjust the facing door

Present the siding door, hinges open

Present the siding door, hinges open

1. Introduce the siding door, hinged open, to engage the hinge brackets in the housing of the facade, unmasked by removing the covers.

Screw the siding door onto the washing machine

Screw the siding door onto the washing machine

2. Position the hinge assemblies in the housings and apply lateral thrust (here, from left to right) to lock them in this position. The two pre-drilled holes must be opposite to allow fixing by screwing.

Install the magnetic latch support in the central housing

Install the magnetic latch support in the central housing

3. Install magnetic catch bracket in center recess opposite to hinges. No tools are needed, just a few clicks to clip it. Then determine on the inside of the door, by the dimensions given on the template, the center distance (350 x 3.5 mm) of drilling (depth 10 to 12 mm / 16 mm thickness of door) to house the latch magnetic.

The door of the washing machine and facing open to the contrary

The door of the washing machine and facing open to the contrary

4. Opposite, open the door of the washing machine and the door of facing, destined to the aesthetic unity of the whole of this kitchen. Note that it also protects the keyboard of the device when it is closed.

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