How to install your washing machine

There are some important steps to follow when you first set up your washing machine. Below, find out what you should do before you start using your washing machine.

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Remove the shipping boltsClick to Expand

When your washing machine is first delivered, it will come fitted with bolts to hold the drum in place during transportation. These bolts must be removed before use.

1 Loosen all shipping bolts on the rear of the machine using the supplied spanner.
2 Pull the shipping bolt completely out and keep in case the machine is moved in future. Repeat to remove all shipping bolts. Depending on the model, there should be between 3 to 5 bolts.
Remove shipping bolts from washing machine
3 Fill the holes with the supplied plastic bolt caps.
4 To check that all bolts have been removed, open the machine door and move the drum backwards and forwards. If the drum moves freely, the bolts have been removed.
Adjust the feetClick to Expand

For best performance, your washing machine should be installed on a level, solid floor. The washing machine's feet must sit firmly on the floor. You can adjust the feet to level the appliance.

Please note: If installing the product on a solid levelled floor, it’s advisable to screw in back legs to its maximum and adjust the front legs to obtain a perfect level.

Samsung washing machines use one of two types of levelling feet.

 

 Type 1 feet:

1 Level the washing machine by turning the adjustable feet in or out, as shown.
Level the washer by turning the adjustable feet on a Samsung washing machine
2 When your washing machine is level, tighten the locking nut using a screwdriver.
Tighten the locking nut using a screwdriver on a Samsung washing machine

Type 2 feet:

1 Unfasten the locking nut by turning it to the left using a spanner.
Unfasten the locking nut using a spanner on a Samsung washing machine
2 Level your washing machine by turning the adjustable feet in or out using your hand.
Turn the adjustable feet by hand on a Samsung washing machine
3 Fasten the locking nut by turning it to the right using a spanner.
Use a spanner to fasten the locking nut on a Samsung washing machine
Install the water hoseClick to Expand

Use the new hose set when installing a new machine rather than reusing old hoses.

1 With the water supply valve shut off, connect the water hose to your cold water supply.
Connect the water hose to the cold water supply
2 Connect the other end to the inlet valve on the washing machine.
Connect the water hose to the inlet valve on washing machine
3 Open the water supply valve to check for leaks.
Open the water valve
Install the drain hoseClick to Expand
1 If connecting the drain hose to a spigot, remove or cut off the blanking cap.
Remove the blanking cap
2 If connecting the drain hose to a standpipe, use the hose clip to position the hose correctly and prevent backflow.
Use the hose clip to position the hose correctly
3 Make sure that the drain hose is at least 60cm above the floor.
Make sure the drain hose is at least 60 centimetres above the floor
4 Make sure that the standpipe covers the drain hose completely.
Make sure that the standpipe covers the drain hose completely
5 Make sure that no more than 150mm of the drain hose is in the standpipe.
Connect to powerClick to Expand

Plug the power cord into a wall socket. Connect the washing machine on its own, making sure there is isolation protection. Do not connect the product to other apparatus or to extension leads.

Please note: Do not use an extension cable.

Use individual socket to isolate washing machine
Position and calibrateClick to Expand
1 Move your washing machine into the position where you would like it to sit, making sure that the drum and dispenser trays are empty.

Please note: Washing machines require a minimum clearance space around them. Refer to your washing machine's manual for gap sizes. The usual minimum clearance space for alcove installation is 25mm on top and sides and 50mm to the rear. 550mm is required in front of the washing machine.

2 Press the Power button on the washing machine to switch on.
3 Some washing machines calibrate automatically when powered on. Others require manual calibration.

Please note: The following models require manual calibration:

WF80F5, WF70F5, WF60F4, WF71F5, WF61F4, WF72F5, WF62F4, WF7AF5, WF6AF4

To run a manual calibration: 

1 Hold down the Temp and Delay End + buttons for 3 seconds until a "CB" code appears on-screen.
Press the Temp and Delay End plus buttons for three seconds
2 Press Start/Pause to run the Calibration cycle.
Press the start button to run washing machine calibration
3 The drum will rotate clockwise and counter-clockwise for up to 3 minutes.
4 When the cycle is complete, “0” appears on the display and the washing machine will turn off automatically.
5 The washing machine is now ready for use.

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