Summary: Learn how to plumb in a washing machine, connect washing machine pipes and connect a washing machine to a waste pipe.
If possible, install your washing machine next to the sink where the pipes are more accessible. Otherwise you will have to extend the supply pipes, involving much more work. If you are installing an appliance for the first time, you will need to fit a check valve (non-return valve) to the hot and cold pipes connected to the hoses. When buying your drain kit, check with the manufacturer's recommendations that it is compatible.
Using a spanner or wrench tighten the collars which grip the olives, but do not over-tighten.
If a washing machine has not been fitted before, you will now need to connect the waste pipe from the washing machine to the existing waste pipe from the sink.
Waste fittings are available with two nozzles to take a dishwasher as well and can also be fitted to a double sink.
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