The washing machine has long become one of the most common and necessary types of household appliances. In most cases, it is installed in the bathroom.
However, when installing the machine, you may encounter a number of problems.
Spacious bathrooms in modern apartmentsLayouts make it easy to install a washing machine. If the bathroom is a small area (as, for example, in the so-called "Khrushchev"), placing the washing machine can turn into a problem. Therefore, before buying and installing this household appliances, you should carefully think through and calculate everything.
How to install a washing machine in the bathroom
If your bathroom has a large area,You can easily place in it almost any model of a household washing machine. There is already no principle, what is the capacity of its drum, and the system of loading the laundry - horizontal or vertical. The main thing is to observe the following rules.
Do not install the washing machine close to theBath, shower or washbasin. After all, high humidity has a bad effect on its electronic "stuffing" and can lead to interruptions in the work of technology, or even disable it.
Try to place it near the waterAnd sewer pipes, as well as power outlets. So you protect yourself from a number of additional works related to the installation of purchased equipment. If, after all, you did not manage to install the machine near the pipes, make sure that all parts and components are safe.
Even in a spacious bathroom, the washing machine must be placed so that it as little as possible interferes with free movement, because you will feel more comfortable.
Do not place on the lid of the machineLaundry basket, cleaning supplies, etc. After all, the electronic "stuffing" is located directly under this cover, and even a small deflection can cause a malfunction in its operation.
If your bathroom is fairly cramped,In any case, the washing machine will be installed very close to the bath, shower, or washbasin sink. Your task is to arrange it so that it allows you to more or less freely move around the bathroom and manipulate the loading and unloading of laundry. And this, first of all, depends on the size of the washing machine. For small bathrooms it is preferable to purchase a narrow machine with a small capacity drum. For such premises it is best to buy a washing machine with a vertical load, as a rule, it takes up less space, it is more convenient to use.
In any case, it is better to choose a washing machine of a reliable, proven manufacturer. For example, Bosh or Candy.
Carefully read the manufacturers, technical characteristics of washing machines, read reviews on the Internet.
How to connect a washing machine to communications
If the washing machine is connected to a linePower supply does not usually cause any problems, especially in modern buildings (only a grounded outlet is needed), the installation of a bay / drain system takes time and effort.
Washing machine inlet hoseMust be connected to the water inlet and the other to the water supply. It is best to do this as follows. Remove in the bathroom some flexible piping (for example, through which the toilet flushing tank fills), connect the tee fitting to it, and then reinstall the line. It is desirable such a fitting-tee with a tap on the outlet branch to the side. Then connect the water inlet hose to this tap. Your washing machine will be "supplied" with tap water, and if necessary, its supply can be blocked.
Draining of waste water can be done by twoWays: either fix the drain hose on the side of the bath so that the water flows into it, or install a new siphon under the sink basin, equipped with a side tap for connecting the drain hose. Both these methods have both "pluses" and "minuses". Choose on your own.
If the length of the water inlet hoseWashing machine, will not be enough to connect to the water supply, get a longer one. True, the quality of store hoses is often low, and branded hoses, which can be bought in service centers, are very expensive.
Be sure to tighten the threaded connection of the filler hose to the water supply with the winding! As a winding, it is possible to use, for example, a FSM tape or flax (hemp), lubricated with a sealant of the UNIPAK type.
In the event that all work is done carefully and carefully, the washing machine will not only work properly, but it will also serve as a good additional element of the interior of your bathroom.
If (and in some houses-Khrushchevs it is notRarity) your bathroom is so small that it is very problematic to place even a small washing machine in it, you will have to install it in the kitchen.