In this video, This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey re-plumbs a washing machine.
Steps for Hooking Up a Washing Machine
- Turn off the hot and cold water leading to the washing machine.
- Move washing machine out of the way and build a wood-stud wall against the basement wall.
- Attach plywood panel to the upper half of the wood-stud wall using 1⅝-inch screws.
- Run new hot- and cold-water copper pipes to the wood-stud wall.
- Extend hot- and cold-water copper pipes down the face of the plywood panel.
- Install a washing machine valve to the ends of the water pipes.
- Replace old rubber washing machine hoses with braided stainless-steel hoses.
- Turn on the water and open all valves. Check for leaks.