Household tip: Connect the washing machine hose

There is a washing machine in practically every household. You should know how to connect the washing machine hoses so that a specialist does not have to come after a move. It's not difficult at all and it's quick.

Connect the washing machine hoses

A washing machine has two hoses: an inlet hose and a drain hose. The water enters the machine through the first and is pumped out through the second.

Connect the inlet hose

The inlet hose of the washing machine can be completely removed for transport. It has a union nut at both ends that is simply unscrewed. If the washing machine is in the new location, you only need to attach one end of the hose to the back of the machine and the other end to the tap on the wall. As a rule, this tap is already in place.

You do not need any tools to tighten the union nut. The nut is big enough that you can screw it tight enough by hand.

Connect the drain hose

More detailed instructions on how to connect the drain hose can be found here. In a nutshell: One end is attached to the pump in the washing machine body, you don't have to do anything there, unless you want to replace the hoses or clean the drain hose.

Then take the drooping end. The simplest version is when a drain has already been installed on the wall and you only have to screw the hose tight with the nut. If this is not the case, you can drain the waste water into the siphon of a sink. To do this, the drain pipe of the washbasin must have a branch pipe, i.e. an obliquely protruding raw piece. If it is not available, you can remove the siphon and install one with a pipe branch. Then connect the drain hose to the branch.

The third variant is to simply insert the drain hose into a large plastic pipe in the wall. You can sometimes find them in old buildings.