Before using a washing machine that has been in storage, especially for a long time, it is wise to be aware that new faults could appear so you should not just assume everything is ok and leave it running unattended. All appliances have the potential to develop a fault that wasn’t there before if they’ve... continue reading.
Installing & connecting a washing machine
Category list of all my articles related to connecting up a washing machine. The articles cover a very wide range of related issues - everything except the actual plumbing installation which is a plumbers job. It's well worth browsing through them, you might be surprised how interesting or useful some of them are.
Plumbing “misconnections” occur in various places around the house which can cause river pollution and contribute to flash flooding. However, my concern is focussed on washing machines and dishwashers. It surprised me, and may surprise you to learn that any one of us could be inadvertently contributing to damaging the environment. If someone connects, or... continue reading.
I have an important message about misconnected appliances (washing machines and dishwashers) contributing to damaging the environment and how any one of us could be unwittingly part of the problem. This is part 2 where I describe my own experience of finding out I was “misconnected”, which will help you understand the issue more too.... continue reading.
Connecting a washing machine or dishwasher properly By “how to connect properly” I mean legally, and without damaging the environment. There is a big problem with washing machines and dishwashers being connected to the wrong drainage systems which is polluting our rivers and streams. This is part 3 of my articles on the subject containing... continue reading.
You need to be careful when using extension leads and cables with washing machines. It’s not ideal to plug a washing machine permanently into an extension cable because it introduces an extra risk of electrical overheating. Miele for example say in their washing machine instruction book, "do not connect via an extension lead. Extension leads... continue reading.
It’s rare to need to fit a plug these days but ironically that’s why some may not know how. The most common mistake in wiring a plug is making each wire the same length. Because all pins are not equidistant this makes the brown wire, which has the shortest distance to reach, far too long.... continue reading.