Washing machines give consumers the ability to do their laundry in the comfort of their own homes instead of having to go to a laundromat or dry cleaner. Frigidaire is one of the most trusted name brands in the home appliance world. When you buy a new Frigidaire washing machine, you might think that you need a professional to come and install your appliance. Installing your new Frigidaire can be done is a matter of minutes by yourself.
Things You'll Need
- Channel locks/pliers
Use a broom and dustpan to sweep the laundry room. Washing machines get a lot of dust and dirt around them, so start off with a clean area.
Maneuver the Frigidaire washing machine into its place in the washing room. Make sure that the supply connections on the top right hand side of the back panel are close to the water supply valves and the drainpipe in your washing room.
Connect the supply hoses to the water connections on the top right hand side of the washer. There will be spigots for “hot” and “cold.” Connect the “hot” water hose to the “hot” water supply line valve in your laundry room. The hot water supply line valve will be labeled “hot” on the top of the valve. The "hot" water line will be the connection on the right side of the washing machine.
Tighten the hoses as tight as you can. Use a pair of channel locks or pliers to make sure that the hose connections will not leak on the spigots or supply lines.
Connect the “cold” water hose to the “cold” water supply line valve in your laundry room. The cold water supply line valve will be labeled “cold” on the top of the valve. The cold water connection will be on the left side of the washing machine.
Level the washer. Place two levels on the Frigidaire's top panel. One should be going across the panel and one should be going up the panel so they form an "L" together.
Look to the levels and make the appropriate adjustments to the Frigidaire's feet on the bottom of the unit. Insert a screwdriver into the groove on the feet. Turn the feet to the right to raise the unit; turn them to the left to lower the unit. Do this until the bubble in the level is dead center in the level's tubes.
Plug the washing machine’s power cord into the wall outlet in your laundry room.
Tips & Warnings
- Always work with a washing machine that has been unplugged from the electrical outlet.
- The electrical cord must be plugged into a three-pronged, grounded, electrical line to prevent a fire hazard.
- Do not ground your washing machine to a gas pipe.
- Never use an extension cord with the washing machine's electrical cable.
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