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How to Install a Front-Loading Washer and Dryer

This Old House plumbing and heating contractor Richard Trethewey shares his tips for properly setting up a new laundry room

In this video, This Old House plumbing and heating contractor Richard Trethewey shares his tips for properly setting up a new laundry room.

Steps:

1. Remove transport bolts from rear of washing machine.

2. Check washing machine for level, adjusting the leveling legs, as needed.

3. Use braided stainless-steel hoses to make hot- and cold-water connections between washing machine and existing water-supply lines.

4. Connect the discharge hose to rear of washing machine.

5. Run the discharge hose to stand pipe; secure hose with cable tie.

6. Use threaded black steel pipe to connect clothes dryer to existing gas-supply pipe.

7. Use perforated metal strap to connect exhaust duct to rear of dryer.

8. Seal joints in exhaust duct with foil-faced duct tape.

9. Plug in and turn on the washer and dryer, and test installation.

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