Dryers can also be different: with a hood, condensing or equipped with a heat pump. Different manufacturers produce different types of dryers. For example, the Beko models are some of the most affordable, and Bosch are traditional, classic dryers with a condensation system. Siemens cars are equipped with heat pumps, like Miele, but if the former are expensive, then the latter are more or less budgetary. Although Miele also has premium products.
The Swedish company Asko produces units in a very stylish design, but they also have a considerable price. However, the products of “Swedes” are famous for their quality, therefore, by purchasing a drying machine from this company, you are guaranteed to receive a reliable and beautiful product.
Each of these types is connected in its own way, since the principle of operation is different for everyone.
Extractor hoods dry laundry due to the fact that air and moisture are conducted into the ventilation system. Condensing models work like this: the air heats up, enters the container where the laundry is located, draws out moisture and moves through the heat exchanger. Then the moisture is condensed into a special tray, from which it must be drained after each drying cycle. Machines with a heat pump work on the same principle, only the air does not settle, but evaporates.
The most common dryers are with an exhaust principle of operation. They must not only be placed next to the ventilation system, but also connected to the mains. If there is no possibility of removing the air duct, then it is better to purchase a condensation model with drainage either in a separate container or directly into the sewage system.
There are several ways to install clothes drying machines:
- on the washing machine;
- installation of units near each other, adjusting in height;
- in a specially designed niche or drying cabinet;
- under the common worktop.
The first option is most common, it is called “in a column”. Its popularity is due to the economy of space, which is a very relevant issue for most apartments.
To properly position the dryer in a column on the washing, you will need to use special fasteners that are sold with the dryer.
There are two ways to fix the structure:
- using the fasteners that come with the dryer;
- using additional slats that are mounted on the wall above the washing machine.
The second option is used very rarely, since it is more convenient to use fasteners for drying.
In addition to the fasteners, each tumble dryer comes with an instruction manual, thanks to which you can install and securely fix it in the column above the “washing machine”.
How to install a washer and dryer in a column?
- Installation features
- Equipment location
- Installation methods
- Connection rules
- Professional advice
Today very often people buy not only washing machines, but also tumble dryers. The difference between a drying machine and a washing machine with a drying function is that the “dryer” can process the entire volume of the washed laundry, while a washing machine is far from always. However, an additional device requires space for its installation, and it is not available in every apartment, especially a small one. What are the ways to resolve the issue of such an installation? There are several of them, but the most economical in terms of space is the installation of both machines in a column, that is, on top of each other.
Placing the “washer” and drying machine on top of each other is convenient not only in terms of saving space, but also in terms of saving time. linen can be transferred from one machine to another and not be worn anywhere else. However, if you have a top-loading washing machine, the “column” will definitely not work.
The washing machine must be set according to the level. The surface on which it stands should be as flat as possible, ideally a concrete floor. Carpet or linoleum will generate very strong vibration. The wooden floor can be reinforced with special slats. On top of the washing machine, you need to install a tray on which the dryer will be installed. Next, it is necessary to lay a layer of rubber seal between the surface of the washing machine and the pallet, this will help reduce the vibration of the upper device during the operation of the lower one. The stand must be bolted securely. The dryer is installed on a stand so that its legs fall directly into the recesses. External grooves are sealed with plugs.
The complexity of this operation should not be underestimated, as this installation method is considered the most difficult. It is important not only to correctly mount the structure, but also to do it in compliance with the safety rules and regulations, otherwise the structure may collapse during operation.
Putting cars on top of each other without using mounts is strictly prohibited.
When the column is already formed, you need to connect it. The connection is made either to the ventilation system or to the sewage system. it depends on what type of drying belongs to.
If the connection is made to a ventilation system, it is easier. There is a special hole on the body of the dryer; you need to bring and fix an air duct to it. It is flexible (in the form of a corrugation) and is attached using a clamp that is included in the kit. The second end of the corrugation is brought directly into the central ventilation, and if it is not there, then directly into the window. Of course, the window must be open while the dryer is running. The corrugation can be bent, but you should not be zealous with this, since the larger the angle of its fold, the worse the exhaust system will work.
If you installed the column in a room where the air temperature is high enough, then the corrugation does not need to be put on top, this will contribute to the formation and collection of condensate. It is better if the corrugation goes at the same level as drying.
The connection to the sewerage system takes place by using a special drain hole in the dryer, to which a regular hose is connected. The procedure for connecting to the sewer itself is absolutely identical to the procedure for connecting a washing machine. The hose is led either directly into the drain, or during operation of the device is placed in the sink or toilet.
After the connection to the ventilation or sewage system has taken place, you need to connect the column to the home electrical network. To do this, you can organize a device with a separate line from the junction box, or you can connect using an outlet. An outlet is much simpler and more logical than drawing a separate line. Choose an outlet that has a ground connection. Also, the power grid must be equipped with protection in the form of an RCD and a circuit breaker so that it does not experience overloads and current leakage.
Do not arrange a double outlet and turn on the washer and dryer. This is fraught with overloading the outlet and its melting, which, in turn, can result in a short circuit.
The slats are attached to the wall directly above the surface of the washing machine. In fact, they form a kind of shelf on which the drying is installed.
It is imperative to calculate the load not only at rest, but also during the operation of the unit, so that the machine does not slip to the floor or collapse with the shelf due to vibration.
The niche is made of plasterboard. In addition to him, you need metal corners, putty, fasteners, materials for decoration, and, most likely, a person who will make a niche out of all this, in height, width and depth suitable for installing a dryer.
This option is acceptable only for those premises where there is sufficient space for the installation of household appliances.
A kind of niche can be a rack, where a washing machine will be installed on the lower “shelf”, and a drying machine on the upper one.
These mounts are sold with the tumble dryer. They are best suited for mounting a dryer on the surface of a washing machine.
Having chosen a vertical method of placing machines, you should pay attention to a number of points.
- No need to use fasteners whose quality is in doubt.
- Before starting the installation work, it is necessary to calculate the load that the wall will have to withstand.
- It is not necessary to wash and dry clothes at the same time (that is, turn on both machines at once). This can create unnecessarily strong vibration, loosening of the mountings.
- As a rule, both units vibrate during operation. Therefore, they should not be mounted against the wall.
- It is better to purchase both types of household appliances from the same manufacturer. This will help to create a harmonious “column”, in addition, there will be no problems when choosing fasteners.
- If this is not possible, you should opt for devices that have the same size. A washing machine can in no way be narrower than a dryer.
- The column is built only by placing the dryer on the “washing machine” and in no case vice versa, since the washing machine weighs much more, and during operation it vibrates more.
- If you do not have the necessary experience, it is better to entrust the installation of the column to specialists who will do it quickly and competently.
Instructions for installing the Candy tumble dryer on the washing machine are waiting for you in the below.
Second phase. Water connection
Connecting the washing machine to the water supply is a process that requires special attention, accuracy and accuracy. If done correctly, your clipper will work properly. To connect the equipment to the pipeline, you will need flexible hoses with a diameter of 2 cm.To connect the washing machine to water, follow these steps:
- Find the right place in the plumbing and cut the threads.
- What do you need to install a valve? Fasteners. they guarantee a secure fit.
- Install a protective grid to prevent the penetration of small foreign objects into the drum.
Advice! Clean the net and close the valve after each wash. this will ensure stable and efficient operation of the machine.
To supply water, you need a ready-made outlet that connects to a mixer or a cistern. Such a simple installation diagram will help you cope with the water connection yourself.
How to install a washing machine yourself
Where is the best place to install the Washing machine
It is not difficult to connect the washing machine yourself, but first you need to figure out where to install the equipment. The place should be such that in the future it would be convenient for the equipment to be serviced and to be selected to all the necessary parts. Often, owners prefer to install the car in the bathroom, as it is not only convenient and practical, but also matches any interior. But in this case, it must be borne in mind that high humidity can adversely affect the operation of the Washing machine. A washing machine is also installed in the kitchen. This option is perfectly acceptable, especially when there is not enough space in the bathroom. And in the kitchen, the typewriter can be built into a cabinet, hidden in a closet or installed in a niche. If you wish, you can install the Washing machine in the hallway, if there is enough space and an outlet. Before installation, it is very important to think over everything, weigh all the pros and cons.
Hot water: yes or no
Today, some modern models of machines are suitable for connecting cold and hot water. But the opinion of experts boils down to the fact that no advantages are expected when connecting hot water. Modern machines have a Tubular Heater that heats water to the right temperatures. But there are significant disadvantages:
- Water can be highly polluted, unlike cold water. Therefore, you will have to frequently clean the filter in the filler valve (and the drain valve too). You will have to do this either yourself, or call the master, and this will hit the family budget.
- Hot water is very hard, so you will need to use more washing powder. Otherwise, things will remain dirty after washing.
If connecting the washing machine to hot water is impossible, then there is no need to think about this question.
First step. Installation
You have received the highly anticipated technique, now it’s time to move on to the installation. You will need to remove the shipping bolts located on the back of the machine body. Fasteners are necessary so that the tank does not dangle inside during transportation, as this can damage the “insides” of the equipment. The bolts will not allow the machine to turn on, moreover, this can lead to serious damage. Use a wrench or pliers to avoid trouble removing the bolts. Close the holes with the plastic plugs supplied with the washing machine. Do not throw away the fasteners. they will come in handy in the event of a move.
Recommendation! Before using the washing machine for the first time, read the instructions carefully. This will protect the equipment from possible breakdowns and damage due to negligence.
Fourth stage. Fixing the machine
We continue with the installation instructions. Not sure how to set up the Washing Machine so that it does not vibrate, jump or shake during washing and spinning? This problem occurs due to uneven floors. The machine must be placed on a perfectly level floor. If you find any irregularities, use a rubber mat. place it under the machine. The rug perfectly dampens vibrations. Never use wood or linoleum clippings. they only temporarily fix the problem. We offer a way to make sure that the washer is installed correctly and at the right level: lean all your weight on each corner of the top cover. If none of them leans down, the machine is level.
Important! If you neglect the installation rules, the machine will jump during washing. This usually ends in breakdowns.
Stage three. Network connection
This process requires responsibility. It is necessary to install one outlet, which must be protected from water and grounded. Most modern washing machines are often protected from current and are grounded. But it is better to play it safe once again than to expose your life to danger, and equipment to failure. Basically all machines have a power cord that is approximately 1.5 meters long. Therefore, the socket must be at such a distance that you can connect the equipment to the network.
Recommendation! Do not use extension cords as they do not guarantee safety!
If this stage is passed without any difficulties, it is time to move on to the final step.
The final stage. Testing
Have you coped with all the difficulties when installing equipment with your own hands? Now it remains to evaluate the result of the work done. to make sure that everything is done correctly and the machine is working as expected. The check goes as follows:
- When you select a wash mode, the drum rotates and does not stand still.
- No signs of leakage. the hoses are well connected.
- When turned on, there is no extraneous noise inside the machine.
- The correct operation of the spin and drain, functioning stably after washing, confirms the correct installation.
If you are interested in a visual detailed installation of the washing machine, the instructions will help you figure it out:
Now you can test the washing efficiency of your clothes in the Washing machine Good luck and pleasant use.
Installing the washing machine
Today we will tell you how to connect a washing machine to an automatic machine in an apartment, but first, do not forget to clarify. is the warranty lost if you do the process yourself? If the guarantee still remains or it does not matter to you, then you can continue to study our article.
Close inspection of the washing machine
When the washing machine is brought to you, you will be immediately asked to sign the receipt. But do not do this without checking the machine, you just need to carry out a few simple steps.
Removing the shipping parts
When you unpack the machine, you must dismantle the shipping parts. They create a rigid bond between the rotating parts and the washing machine tub. This is done in order to avoid serious damage to the washing machine during delivery. The transport parts are easy to recognize, they are bars, bolts and brackets. If you turn on the washing machine without removing it, you risk the washing machine breaking. Of course, most people use the technique first, and then read the instructions, but here you risk losing a new washing machine, and therefore you will have to study the instructions in advance.
Choosing a location for installation
Before you call a professional to install the machine, you need to pre-assign a place and carefully measure it. This should be done not even before installation, but before purchase. Measurements must be made both in height and in width. Do not forget to take into account the surface of the walls, if there are any buLGes or dents, the car will stand crookedly, or even will not fit in the place you need. It is necessary to subtract one centimeter from the measurements so that the machine is slightly smaller than the installation location. In this case, you will not be 100% mistaken with the place.
The most difficult stage of work, here you need to be extremely careful and responsible. The washing machine consumes a lot of energy, about 2.5 kW. It is not for nothing that the premises in which the washing machine is located are considered dangerous, they have a very high electrical voltage. But manufacturers take this into account and the latest models of washing machines have grounding and double insulation to increase the safety of automatic and semi-automatic machines.
To connect an automatic washing machine at home, you need to have a special socket with a built-in ground contact. Such sockets are jokingly called “Euro-sockets” because of their high quality. Our vintage outlets are rated for 6A, while our new sockets carry 16A. Domestic sockets are very dangerous, all extension cords, adapters and tees significantly reduce protection and increase the risk of fire. It is advisable to choose an outlet that is made of ceramic inside, if there is plastic inside, the outlet is unsafe.
Now new sockets are being installed in the bathroom, because this is where the washing machine is most often located. But people forget that there is high humidity in the bathroom, and this threatens with serious consequences, unless it is a special outlet that is not afraid of humidity. Many people believe that an electric shock is not terrible due to grounding, but in most houses, grounding was carried out, which does not provide high protection.
In order to reduce the risk of electric shock, the RCD must be properly installed. It is able to de-energize the electrical circuit at the moment when you are about to get an electric shock, so RCDs are now considered the best device for protecting against electricity. But you should not take risks and install the RCD yourself, here, as elsewhere, an individual approach is important, so contact a specialist. He will select the appropriate RCD class and increase your safety.
Often, an automatic washing machine is connected by a body to a water pipe or even a battery, but this is very dangerous. An electrical voltage develops on a pipe or battery due to poor grounding, and the battery or pipe itself may deform over time. But that’s not the worst thing that can happen. if someone plugs in a welding machine and tries to process the battery, the washing machine will end. Electronics will burn out completely, and this can provoke a fire. The same reaction can occur if you connect the washing machine with a jumper to the pipe. If you are not a professional electrician. do not use questionable grounding methods, you can lose your life.
Of course, it is better to do at least some dubious grounding than not to do it at all. The soul will become calmer and thoughts of an electric shock will disappear, only the chance of getting a shock does not decrease. Guaranteed grounding can be obtained in very tall buildings, where there is not even gas in the kitchen, and only electric stoves are used, which have a power of 10-15 kW. In addition, grounding is present in office buildings. But how to provide good protection against electric shock in your apartment? We will write about this below.
Install the outlet as close to the washing machine as possible because the cord is 1.5 meters long. But if the length is not enough, call the wizard from the service, he will help you install a long cord. As soon as you connect the automatic washing machine to the mains, the voltage on the case will be 60-120 volts, and it is transmitted through a noise suppression filter. If there is no grounding on the typewriter, the current goes into the case, and there is a chance to get hit. Therefore, you need to make a separate outlet and connect to the switchboard. This will reduce the voltage from the weakened apartment wiring. The fact is that the washing machine consumes a lot of electricity, about 10A, but the standard wiring only carries 6A. The thing is that the old apartments were built on the basis that the central gas and hot water supply will be used. People wanted to save money on building houses, and did not even know that in the future everyone would start using water heaters and automatic washing machines. In this regard, most Soviet household appliances had double insulation and a rather low power, and grounding was not required.
Are there any advantages to connecting the washing machine to hot water?
In many ways, these are unjustified expenses, because the washing machine acquires a more complex structure and unnecessary parts. In addition, everyone knows that the more small parts there are in the technique, the more often it breaks down. But does it make sense to connect the washing machine to the hot water valve if it is already built into it??
Everyone knows that an automatic washing machine fills up with hot and cold water before starting to wash. If the water temperature is standard, then at the end of mixing it will equal 40 degrees. This temperature is suitable for all wash programs. But if the water is too cold or too hot, mixing will result in a different temperature and the delicate wash will not be available. The hot water valve makes it possible to heat the water, but in no case cool it. over, the amount of cold and hot water during a set does not depend on you. Therefore, you should not overpay for a valve for hot water, the temperature can still be too high, and the delicate wash will only ruin new things.
What you need to connect to the water supply?
Almost all washing machines are immediately connected to cold water. What is required for this procedure? If the place of residence already has a tap for the washing machine, everything will be much easier, but if there is none, you will have to connect it manually. For iron pipes, you will need a welding machine, and for plastic pipes, a soldering iron. If you do not have a soldering iron and welding, you will need a branch crimp. It is produced for different pipe diameters, you will need a pipe bend of 15 mm or a little more, depending on the diameter. You can even install a bend on plastic and iron pipes, which makes it very practical.
If there is an emergency groove, you can use the water shut-off to the machine, so install it on the pipe so that it can be easily used. Use rubber washer and bolts for tie and grip during installation. When you have finished broaching, shut off the water flow and drill a small hole in the pipe with a diameter of about 10 millimeters. Next, insert the faucet for the machine to the outlet and install a hose to supply water.
How to connect a washing machine to the sewer?
The sewer main is the plastic pipes that lead to the sewer. To make the connection, you need to take the following tools and materials: a 50 mm tee, a 50 mm diameter and 40 cm long bend, a coupling, a fastening clamp, a rubber cuff, an air valve 50 mm.
In the room, you need to provide free access of the drain hose to the drain point, and then use a metal hacksaw to make an entrance for a 12 cm pipe in that place. Insert a connecting sleeve and a 50 mm tee into the hole. Install the plastic pipes in such a position that they can be freely moved from side to side to install the coupling and tee.
If you are installing a clipper in the kitchen, look at the sewer riser. Do not forget that the riser is 100 millimeters in the bathroom and only 50 millimeters in the kitchen. Be sure to consider the floor you live on and the age of the house. If you install the washing machine correctly, you can avoid eternal abuse with neighbors.
Test run of the washing machine
At the end of the installation, the technique needs to be checked, but do not put things in the machine, just pour in the powder to wash the machine of factory grease and get rid of small debris. The most important thing is to check if the machine heats the water normally and how quickly it fills in water. Next, check how the machine is spinning and draining water, if everything works correctly, the installation is complete.
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Options for installing the dryer above the washing
Both the washing machine and the dryer are large. In a cramped apartment, there is usually just not enough space for horizontal installation of devices. Therefore, the installation of the column is practiced, the dryer is placed on top of the washer. There are several options.
How to properly install a tumble dryer on a washing machine
Regardless of the chosen method, there is a general aLGorithm for the correct installation of household appliances in a column above each other.
The tumble dryer is always installed on top of the washing machine, not vice versa. The reason is that the unit is lighter, and, accordingly, the design is more reliable. At the same time, the washing machine below is set strictly in level, even if visually it seems that it is already located exactly. The slightest deviation from the plane will lead to unnecessary vibrations, hum and, ultimately, to the instability of the column.
When installing the column, you need to calculate in advance whether the cables from household appliances will reach the sockets
It is best to install the dryer on a concrete or tile washer. A wooden floor is also a good option, which can be reinforced with slats. But on linoleum, thin laminate, and even more so on a carpet, a column cannot be mounted, a soft coating will not allow achieving the desired structural stability:
- A special tray or a homemade shelf is installed on top of the washing machine. It is strictly forbidden to stack devices on top of each other, without an intermediate layer. This will put unnecessary stress on both the washer and the dryer. A layer of sealing material is placed between the lower unit and the pallet, which absorbs the vibration of the column during operation.
- A purchased or homemade stand is securely fixed with bolts. It should not move forward, backward or to the sides, you need to achieve absolute immobility of the column.
- A dryer is placed on a homemade shelf or stand from the manufacturer. When it comes to using a special shield, you need to make sure that the legs of the unit exactly fall into the recesses intended for them.
At the end of the work, both devices remain to be connected to communications and the mains. When using the column, it is recommended to start the dryer and the washer alternately. This will not only avoid unnecessary vibrations, but also reduce the load on the home network.
On special mounts
Since the installation of units in a column is very popular, manufacturers usually offer special shelves for fixing the dryer over the washing machine. A device such as a flat board made of durable plastic looks like, but they use it as follows:
- placed on top of a washing machine installed on the floor;
- securely fixed to the surface with latches and a screw in the back;
- put a drying machine on top;
- push the legs of the unit into the holes provided for this;
- check the structure for strength.
Some tumble dryers are already equipped with a column mount at the time of purchase. But even if the board is not included in the set, it can be purchased additionally without any problems. You only need to measure the washing and drying units in advance in width and depth.
Factory-fitted column mounts fit for washers and dryers of the same size
Into a niche
If there is enough free space in the bathroom or utility room, you can make a niche for a plasterboard column. In this case, between the washing and drying machines there will be a sufficiently strong and reliable layer of building material, which will take on the role of a shelf. An added benefit of the niche is that the entire structure will look more compact. In this case, there will be no extra unoccupied space on the sides of the column.
A niche is the most reliable and neat option for installing a column
In addition to drywall, for the manufacture of a niche, metal corners and fasteners are needed to give strength to the structure, as well as a putty or tile for finishing. Before installing the column, you need to think in advance how convenient it will be to pull out household appliances if necessary. Communications and wires will be located at the back of the niche. You will definitely need to keep access to them in case of emergencies.
Mounting on metal slats is not the most popular option for installing a column. But sometimes you have to resort to it. If the devices differ in width and depth, and you need to install the dryer on a narrow washing machine, you will not be able to use a specialized column attachment.
The main disadvantage of the design is that the slats are less reliable, there is always a risk of collapse
When using rails, they are fixed on the wall directly above the washing machine and form a kind of shelf, on which the drying unit is placed in the form of a column. The advantage of this design is the ability to freely select the diameter.
When installing the shelf for installing the dryer in a column, the load on the structure must be carefully calculated. The slats must confidently withstand the weight of the device, not only at rest, but also during operation with strong vibration.
Installing a dryer and washing machine in a column
Installing a tumble dryer on a washing machine is a laborious task. But it is worth spending efforts on it, since the so-called column seriously saves space in the room and simplifies the use of household appliances.
What you need to install a tumble dryer
The set of materials and tools for mounting the dryer depends on the selected installation method. The easiest way is to use special mounts, in which case you only need the factory shield itself from the manufacturer and instructions for it.
In other cases, to install household appliances in a column, you need to prepare:
- durable metal slats for wall mounting;
- chipboard sheet or wooden shelf to create a stand;
- dense drywall. in case you plan to create a niche;
- screws and self-tapping screws for fixing parts of the structure;
- a screwdriver with replaceable tips and a screwdriver for work.
In the rack
Another option for installing household appliances offers to purchase a rack for a column, consisting of two or more compartments of suitable dimensions. A washing machine is placed at the bottom, a dryer is placed on top, the weight of which is taken by a strong wooden shelf.
A spacious rack allows you to place household chemicals and other accessories next to the units
The design is quite convenient. If a sturdy rack is equipped with wheels, then to gain access to communications in the rear, it will be enough to roll the entire column aside. It will be much easier than pulling out the washing machine or removing a heavy dryer from a height.
Installing a dryer on a washing machine requires careful attention and compliance with all safety rules. For the installation of the column, it is necessary to use special devices that create an interlayer between the surfaces of two household appliances.
Dryers for clothes can be classified into 3 main types:
- with heat pump.
For different types of dryers, there are different mounting methods. For example, exhaust devices must be connected to a ventilation hood. Such a unit dries things by removing moist air into the ventilation system.
Condensing devices operate on the basis of this principle: warm air moves through the compartment with linen, from which moisture is removed to the heat exchanger. To collect moisture, a special container is provided in the structure. After drying things, you need to drain the accumulated water.
Heat pump dryers operate in a technology similar to condensing units. However, in this case, not a heat exchanger is used, but an evaporator, which receives moisture.
There are models that need to be connected to the sewer. In this case, the water will automatically go into the sewer system. This technique is more automated, but more difficult to install and connect.
There are several ways to install your tumble dryer. First of all, you need to proceed from the characteristics of a particular model, the amount of electrical engineering and the layout of the house. Most often, the dryer is installed in one of the following ways:
- on or above the washing machine;
- next to the washing machine;
- in a separate place (niche, wardrobe, corner, etc.);
- under the countertop.
In most cases, the dryer is located on the washing machine. Naturally, this option is relevant only for horizontal loading washing machines. If things are loaded into the washing machine vertically, it is not recommended to install a drying unit over it, since this option will be inconvenient to use.
The key advantage of positioning on the washing machine is space saving. Most of the units are equipped with special fasteners for mounting above the washing machine.
Important! It is forbidden to install a dryer on a washing machine without special fasteners.
You need to use suitable fasteners, you can’t just put the machine on top. Simply putting the tumble dryer on top of the washer can damage both units because they are not designed to withstand external vibration. over, due to vibration during the washing process, the dryer can simply fall and break.
There are 2 options for attaching the dryer:
- Fasteners supplied.
- On a specially mounted shelf. For the installation of the latter, you can use materials at hand.
Naturally, the easiest way is to install the equipment nearby. However, in most modern apartments this is not possible due to the limited space. This option is only suitable for the most spacious bathrooms.
Installing a tumble dryer on a washing machine
Our houses and apartments are being replenished with more and more equipment that greatly simplifies and automates life. For example, now they buy not only washing machines, but also dryers for clothes. However, not every apartment allows you to comfortably arrange all the equipment. Therefore, the dryer is often installed above the washing machine. Installation of the dryer on the washing machine must be carried out taking into account the requirements of safety, operation and convenience.
Installation above a washing machine
When installing the dryer above the washing machine, the following points should be taken into account:
- First of all, it is important to correctly position the washing machine, over which the drying unit will be installed.
- A special stand is installed on the washer for the location of the drying.
- It is advisable to place a rubber lining between the units. This will minimize vibration and, accordingly, reduce the degree of negative impact of one device on another.
- After installing the pad, mount the rack for the dryer.
- Place the dryer on a securely fixed stand.
- All grooves, fasteners, etc. you need to glue, paint over, cover up or perform other actions based on the parts used for installation.
Only after high-quality, reliable and correct installation can you start operating the equipment. Until devices are secured, they cannot be turned on.
It is much easier to install the dryer near the washer, in a niche or corner. In this case, there is usually no need to use additional fasteners. However, each case has its own installation features. Including, you need to take into account the features of the layout and decoration of the premises.
Optimal positioning of the washer and dryer
There are a lot of factors affecting how to install a dryer. Each case has its own nuances. Therefore, there is no single solution to this problem for all situations. In some cases, it is better to install the dryer on top, in others. next to the washing machine.
If it is possible to install it above the washing machine, it is better to do this. This method has several significant advantages. First of all, room space is saved. This is an extremely important factor for a standard city apartment with a small floor space. Bathrooms are usually very small, making it impossible to place all the appliances side by side on the floor.
The location above the washing machine saves time. After washing, it is enough just to take things out of the washing machine and immediately load them into the dryer. There is no need to move around the room, and accordingly carry things in a basket or basin. In this case, it only takes a couple of minutes to load clothes into the dryer.
The main disadvantage is the need to use additional fastening structures and parts. Because of this, it takes longer to install. For installation, you will have to make some effort. It may be difficult to connect certain models of drying units. For example, a condensing dryer will need to be connected to an exhaust hood. The washing machine is not always located under the ventilation grill. Accordingly, you will have to install additional ventilation ducts in order to connect the dryer to the hood.
The difficulty also lies in the future replacement or rearrangement of furniture. Due to the fixed position of the dryer, you won’t be able to change furniture just like that. It may be necessary to dismantle and then reinstall the dryer.
Therefore, it is important to consider all of the above factors before purchasing and installing a dryer. It must be assembled in such a way as to ensure convenience and safety of operation, as well as to avoid complications in the future.
Installing a tumble dryer on a washing machine
It is quite possible to install a tumble dryer on a washing machine. Of course, if the washing machine has a side front loading of laundry.
This is a great option for those who have a small living space, but are not going to refuse the services provided by drying equipment.
If it is not possible to put two machines next to each other, we put one device on top of the other and we get the following construction. Look at the photo:
Great solution for installing a tumble dryer
The way to install the equipment in a column not only saves space, but is also practical, convenient for work and looks quite natural.
But when choosing this complex installation option, you need to take into account some details and follow the installation rules. Namely:
If you want this technical structure to have an aesthetic appearance, it is highly desirable that both devices are of the same brand, that is, they are similar in design. Then they will be something as a whole. Such a harmonious “ensemble” will perfectly fit into the interior of a bathroom, kitchen or other room.
If the coincidence of the brand and design is very desirable, then the coincidence of the sizes of the upper and lower surfaces of both machines is simply necessary.
Installing the washing machine
In this building, the washing machine is always at the bottom. It weighs much more and therefore is like the base of the column. Therefore, it is very important to first install the washing machine correctly.
The rotating drum inside the appliance creates vibration. At the slightest unevenness in the floor, the washing machine during operation (especially when spinning the laundry) will vibrate strongly and slide along the floor in one direction or another.
Therefore, everything must be done to reduce the vibration level of the washing machine. We install the unit on a flat, preferably non-slip concrete floor. Wood floors and other soft materials will only contribute to vibration.
We check the stability of the device. If, with light pressure on any corner of the upper surface, the machine tilts in any direction, then it is not yet ready to work. over, it is impossible to install another unit on top of it. To achieve a clear level and maximum stability of the unit, adjust the height of the machine legs.
If it was possible to achieve stability of the washing machine, then you can proceed to the next stage.
Install the dryer on top of the washing machine, you can only use a special mount. Some manufacturers of tumble dryers offer a mounting bracket in the kit. But more often than not, you have to buy it separately.
Fasteners are installed on the body of the washing machine, where the dryer is then attached.
These fittings are required. Firstly, in order to prevent the drying device from overturning from top to bottom during operation of any of the machines. Secondly, they protect the washing machine from vibration damage.
There is another installation method: slats made of durable material are attached to the wall above the washing machine, where the dryer is then installed. Wall-mounting the tumble dryer is very important for the safety of your home and family.
Errors or carelessness during installation will inevitably create difficulties for you during operation. Therefore, it is always better to entrust this work to an experienced specialist.
Sometimes cars are installed in a special niche. Below (on the floor) a washing machine, above (on a shelf) a drying machine. The niche can be made of durable drywall. With this installation option, remember that vibrating machines require some space. It is recommended to maintain a distance of at least 2 centimeters from the wall.
So: there are three options for installing the installation of devices in a column. Choose what suits you best.
I consider it necessary to warn you: do not even think about installing machines directly on top of each other without special fasteners. This is strictly prohibited.!
Also, do not use both machines at the same time. It is especially dangerous to simultaneously plug both devices into the same outlet using a separator.