As leading plumbers in London, we know how to disconnect a washing machine quickly and safely without any complications. There are four very important things to remember.
1. If it is a new machine there will be travel bolts in the rear of the appliance. It is very important to remove them all.
2. Disconnect the water supply on old machine there will be a hot and a cold (the water inlet will be slimmer than the waste pipe). On most modern appliances there is only a cold inlet as the washing machines heats up the water its self. To disconnect turn the water off. This is done at the end of the flexi hose.Thumb tap 90 Decrees this will turn the water off. Then you can unscrew the flexi pipe.
3. To disconnect the waste you might need a cap (the waste pipe will be larger in diameter than the water inlet). At the end of the flexi waste pipe can be two different fittings. Either a U-bend if that is the case it can be removed. However it might have a fitting that needs to be un screwed. Once removed go to the plumbing merchants and by a cap to replace the fitting. Otherwise there will be a large hole where smells and wastewater can leak out.
4. Un plug the electrics
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