Disconnect the washing machine - so you do it right!

If the washing machine is to be moved or transported, it must first be correctly disconnected. But there are some things to keep in mind. How to proceed correctly, and what you must pay attention to is explained in detail here.

Disconnect the machine from the power supply

By far the majority of machines are simply plugged into the mains via a power outlet. Pulling the plug, the machine is disconnected from the power.

In some cases, however, the machine is permanently connected to the mains. Here it is necessary to switch off the corresponding fuses in any case first. That must not be forgotten!

Then you can then solve the cable at the junction of the washing machine. Never leave the ends of the cable blank, or just wrap them around with insulating tape, but stripping them off properly. Appropriate terminals are available in the hardware store. The fuses should also be switched off, if nothing else is connected.

Disconnect water inlet

First, turn off the water. When connecting to water via a side outlet on the sink, make sure that there are always two shut-off valves. One locks the faucet above, one locks the so-called device valve. Best turn off both.

Then the inlet hose of the washing machine can be removed and emptied. The at an additional valve on the sink now open nozzle on the device valve is closed with a so-called blind cap. Such caps are also available in the hardware store.

Separate water drain

Depending on where the water drain is mounted, it is quite easy to lose weight. In many cases, it just hangs over the edge of the sink or bathtub. First let the water drainage hose run empty, so that the residual water can drain off completely.

If necessary, tilt the machine also in the direction of the hose so that all water drains out. Then put both ends of the hose in plastic bags and wrap them with tape so that no water escapes during transport.

Attach transport locks

The transport locks, which were also installed when the machine was delivered, always make sense when the machine is moved. They prevent the drum from hitting the inside wall of the device, causing damage.

If you no longer have the transport safeguards, you can also buy them for little money. Especially with more expensive machines, this protection is really worth the effort.

Tips & Tricks

The remaining cables and hoses are best secured with strong adhesive tape on the top of the machine so that nobody can trip over loose cables or hoses when transporting the machine.

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