In my previous article I warned about potential problems if an appliance is pushed in behind flooring and underneath a worktop. It happens surprisingly often. Read the full article here – fitting floor tiles in front of appliances. If you already have an appliance that is stuck, and you cannot get it out over theread the full article..
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.
You need to be mindful when fitting floor tiles in front of appliances. The same applies for laminate floor, or any flooring that raises the height of the floor in front of the appliance. Many people try to save money and effort by not fitting their flooring behind appliances. But I’ve seen a lot ofread the full article..
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’veread the full article..
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 diagrams, pictures and a video. It mayread the full article..
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 leadsread the full article..
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.read the full article..