washing machine

A washing machine (laundry machine, clothes washer, washer, or simply wash) is a home appliance used to wash laundry. The term is mostly applied to machines that use water as opposed to dry cleaning (which uses alternative cleaning fluids and is performed by specialist businesses) or ultrasonic cleaners. The user adds laundry detergent, which is sold in liquid or powder form, to the wash water.

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    Washing Machine Dirty Water Smell

    Hi, We have noticed for a while now that when our washing machine nears the end of a cycle we get a bad smell of dirty water in the downstairs toilet which is next door. We have moved the washing machine as we are having floor tiles put down and have noticed that the waste pipe is full of dark...
  2. FreignotFrieg

    Washing machine drain line leak

    I’ve checked the rubber washer & it seems fine, any idea how I can solve this?
  3. D

    Can I connect my washing machine waste pipe to this standing pipe?

    I have moved our washing machine into the garage but there isn’t a drain for the waste pipe. The attached image is of the waste pipe with the condensate pipe from the boiler, can I use a tee join and connect the washing machine pipe? The pipe leads outside and is saddled to the main waste pipe.
  4. C

    Water Butt supply to Washing Machine

    A few months ago I wanted to connect a 1000l water butt (fabricated from galv steel) to our washing machine. After trawling many forums and websites for advice the general consensus was don't bother. I like a challenge so connected up the butt initially with nothing else in line, the washer...
  5. T

    Installing a washing machine and dishwasher

    Hello, I'm installing a new kitchen which will have a dishwasher and washing machine. As I'm cutting/teeing into the cold mains 15mm pipe (before the kitchen sink taps) to feed the dishwasher and washing machine is it worth fitting a isolation valve with a built-in check valve? Regards Tezzer
  6. J

    Unusual Washing Machine Waste Drain

    Hi All, I'm plumbing in a washing machine into our new house and rather than a normal waste pipe this house just has a hole in the ground. It looks as if the hole used to be a 40mm pipe but it has been sawn off at ground level such that the top of the pipe is flush with the floor tiles. This...
  7. T

    I’ve just put 99.% alcohol in my washing machine by mistake…

    Hi all, I’d really appreciate some advice. I’ve just put half a cup full of rubbing alcohol in my laundry draw by mistake - I thought it was my white vinegar. I’ve taken the draw out and got rid of most of it as it hadn’t gone anywhere - unlike the detergent. But am a little weary to continue...
  8. R

    What is best way to use cistern supply for washing machine.

    Hi there, Please excuse my lack of knowledge on this, my plumbing knowledge is very limited. I have a cold water feed going into cistern with plastic pipe and push fits. It's a new built in cistern. I am looking to tap into the feed and add a water supply for a washing machine. Can I just...
  9. E

    Orange spots. Rust. Washing machine or power flush?

    I get orange spots when washing clothes. Please see photo. I think it is rust. I’ve checked there’s no metal in the machine. I have also run a long wash with lemon juice. Neither have solved it. I read power flushing is the answer to rust elsewhere in the system. How can I tell...
  10. S

    Washing machine makes scratching noise when NOT running

    I used my LG ThinQ front loader washing machine for the first time this morning. Just to wash some pocketless shirts, so I'm sure there was nothing in there that could have fallen out. Now, however, the washer is making a metallic scratching/ twanging sound every few seconds, even though it is...
  11. P

    Washing machine waste arrangement problem

    Hi, I have just moved the washing machine into the garage and it will not drain. I wonder if it's something to do with the way I have installed the waste? The washing machine is only a month old and was working fine this morning before re-positioned. I put an 1100mm hoorizontal run at around...
  12. T

    Smell from washing machine

    Hello I have ran my washing machine through the autoclean - i have added special detergent like Dr Beckmann yet still have bad smell from washing machine - i have also drained the water that sits in the bottom - any ideas? Could it be a piping issue? Many thanks!
  13. B

    Small washing machine drainpipe, help please!

    My husband is trying to install a Cat Genie, a self-flushing litter box. The box liquifies the cat poop and drains it into the washing machine drain. Our problem is our current drainpipe is only 1.5 inches wide and also made of copper. He is worried about backflow. Do you have any advice for...
  14. R

    Washing Machine Inlet Valve

    Hi, I’ve recently had my washing machine connected however the chap who installed it said the water inlet pipe connected has a larger head thus resulting in the valve not turning resulting in no water or low pressure water. What can I do to rectify this?
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    Waste water drainage for 2 baths and washing machine

    Hi, Installing 2 new bathrooms, property only had 1 bathroom and the waste went into a cast iron soil stack which has now been replaced. I really don't want to notch the joist to get the waste out. I was thinking can I run the waste connected together to the outside in 40mm? So the bath...
  16. K

    No water from pipe for washing machine

    I am plumbing in my washing machine and the copper pipe with blue tap/switch on it has no water from it when you open it. The hot version works fine. Both are side arms from the nearby sink supply which both work fine. Help much appreciated! Thank you.
  17. S

    Macerator - for toilet, basin, sink and washing machine?

    Hi, does anybody know any specific models that can deal with the toilet, basin, sink and washing machine? I've read contrasting things online, so more confused than ever now.
  18. tecnam2011

    Washing machine - compartment full of water

    Hey guys, sorry if this is a daft question but ever since we've had our hotpoint washing machine the compartment on the far left (softener compartments I believe) is full of water after every cycle. See attached. Are we missing an insert here or something? I can't see how else it would drain...
  19. P

    Washing machine Waste Pipe Attached To Machine

    I'm looking to install my new washing machine. The waste pipe was clipped round the back of the machine during transit. It popped out of some of the clips with ease, but one clip seems sealed. I need the extra length, so ideally need to unclip it from the clip shown in the photos below. Is...
  20. NR1234

    Can I plumb a washing machine here?

    Hi I would really appreciate some help. I am in a flat and looking to plum in a washing machine. Could anyone advise if the attached is the right attachment for a washing machine? It’s in a cupboard in the bedroom which is under the stairs! Wondering also if I can buy any machine or if I need...
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