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This page is intended to provide information on installing washers, dryers, icemakers and dishwashers 1-561-368-1177

Nothing in this website/page should be taken as advise on how to install or service your appliances. We advise you to have all work done by licensed trained professionals.

WASHER use hot and cold water fill hoses that have a woven stainless steel outer cover. Some may have a 90 degree or gooseneck, bend on one end, this end goes to the appliance and allows the washer to set closer to the wall without kinking the hose. Some hoses have a check valve built in to prevent flooding if the hose burst. we have seen these give problems when installed backwards and also can shutdown in high water pressure homes, their directions should explain proper installation. Most service companies do not opt for this feature.

When connecting the drain hose to the standpipe, make sure the pipe is at least as high as the highest water level in the washer (appx. equal to thesyphon kit top of the machine ). Do not seal the opening at the top as this may cause water to syphon out during the rinse cycle. If water backs out of the pipe on the drain cycle , have the pipe cleaned. Some installations may seal the drain hose to drain pipe but they require the installation of a device called a SYPHON KIT. This allows air to enter the drain line but prevents water from backing out.

The best installation will plug in to a dedicated outlet near the appliance. If you need to use an extension cord make it the shortest length possible and check that it is rated for use on appliance duty. DO NOT use a cord which would be used for a lamp or light operation. Always use a cord with a 3 grounded prong plug. Ask when you buy it and they will advise you. Leveling legs on a washer should be screwed in to appx. 1/2 to 3/4 from the washer base. When they are set further out  the washer can lose stability and may move around on spin with an off balance load.

DRYER Dryer cords are larger and have a 3 or 4 prong end and require matching receptacles. Remember, have the electrical connections done by a licensed professional. The vent connection on most dryers is 4 inch and should be the shortest length that can connect to the wall with a minimum of bends. Use only tubing that is rated for dryer venting. It should have as few bends as possible and be away from the wall to avoid crushing. kinking etc. When connecting a new dryer to an existing vent, it is always recommended to have the vent duct in the wall cleaned. SEE DRYER VENT CLEANING

REFRIGERATOR Connections to a refrigerators will be for the water line to the icemaker and dispenser. Many units come with a roll of plastic tubing for copper tubehookup. We find that this tends to crack and leak over time and we recommend using a 1/4 copper tubing icemaker installation kit, available from Lowes, Home Depot etc. Make sure the connection is to a cold water pipe, not hot water and never to the hot water heating system pipe. Make sure the outlet port on the supply valve is facing up or at least sideways, never facing down as sediment in the supply pipe will eventually clog the valve and possibly the 1/4 inch tubing. Leave 6 to 8 feet of extra tube behind the refrigerator to allow service. Be sure the tube is clamped to the refrigerator back with the clamp supplied by the manufacturer. Leave tubing behind the box coiled in a large vertical coil behind the box in at the least a 24 inch diameter coil. Do not let it become kinked.  

DISHWASHER hot water line connection is best using the braided steel supply line available from most plumbing supply vendors. ( use the longest line practical ) Copper tubing is also reliable but is more difficult to work with when removing and reinstalling the dishwasher and the fittings may leak afterdishwasher kit reconnecting. When connecting the drain be sure to loop it up under the sink to the underside of the counter top and then back down to the disposal or pipe. ( this usually eliminates water from a slow draining disposal flowing backwards into your dishwasher)  If you have a tile or wood floor in front of the dishwasher but it does not go under the dishwasher, it may create a lip in front of the dishwasher and trap water under the floor when / if the dishwasher leaks. You may want to line the cabinet with a waterproof liner to prevent water leakage into your cabinets or under the floor if/when the dishwasher leaks. Check with your installer.