Before you begin using your washing machine to rid your clothes of dirt and stains, here is a handy guide in helping you set it up and washing your first load!
Take out the manual and utilities from the drum
Remove the transit bolts (including plug) from the back of the machine using the provided spanner and replace them with the supplied plastic bolt caps
Ensure the appliance is on a flat, solid floor and level the machine by adjusting the feet using the spanner. All feet must be fimly on the floor
Use the new hose set instead of the old one that is already in place
With the Valve off, connect the hose to the cold water supply and the other end to the inlet valve of your washing machine
Open the valve slowly to check for leaks
There are two ways to install the drain hose: when connecting to a spigot, the blanking cap must be removed or cut off depending on installation. When connecting to a standpipe: use the hose clip to position the hose correctly and prevent backflow
The drain hose must be at least 60cm above the floor
The standpipe must must cover the drain hose completely and no more than 150mm of the hose should be in the standpipe
Plug the power cord into a socket. Use an individual spur/ socket that isolates the appliance (DO NOT USE AN EXTENSION LEAD!) then move the machine into its permanent position
Washing machines require a minimum clearance space (check the manual for yours)
Make sure the drum and dispenser trays are empty
Power the machine on! Calibration is required before you start using it (some models do this automatically). To do this manually, hold down 'Temp' and 'Delay End+' buttons for 3 seconds and the 'Cb' message will appear. Press 'Start' to run the calibration.
The cycle will end after a few minutes and the machine will turn off so pour yourself a cuppa, you've earned it!
The following video will show you this, step by step. Happy cycling!