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Setting up and getting started with your Washing Machine

(Topic created on: 23-03-2020 04:08 PM)

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! 




Great stuff! Thanks Carl!

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Samsung Washer Code starts with a number HE2

samsung 7.5 kg washing machine not drying clothes

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Absolutely, setting up a washing machine and washing your first load can be quite straightforward with the right guidance. Here's a step-by-step guide to help you through the process:

Setting Up Your Washing Machine:

  1. Unbox and Prepare: Unbox your washing machine and check for any damages. Remove all packaging materials and accessories. Ensure you have the necessary hoses and power cords.

  2. Placement: Choose an appropriate location for your washing machine. It should be on a flat, stable surface, and there should be enough space around it for ventilation and access.

  3. Leveling: Use a spirit level to ensure the machine is level. If it's not, adjust the leveling feet at the bottom of the machine until it is level. This is important to prevent excessive vibration during operation.

  4. Connect Hoses: Attach the hot and cold water hoses to the corresponding water supply lines. Make sure they are securely attached to prevent leaks.

  5. Drain Hose: Connect the drain hose to the drain pipe or a standpipe. Make sure it is securely attached and not kinked.

  6. Power Cord: Plug the power cord into a grounded electrical outlet. Make sure the outlet is compatible with the washing machine's power requirements.

  7. Detergent Dispenser: Check the detergent dispenser for any leftover detergent or debris. Clean it if necessary.

  8. Water Pressure: Check the water pressure in your home. Make sure it is within the recommended range for your washing machine.

  9. Read the Manual: Familiarize yourself with the controls and settings of your washing machine by reading the user manual.

  10. Run a Test Cycle: Run a test cycle without any laundry to check for leaks or any other issues.

Washing Your First Load:

  1. Sort Your Laundry: Separate your laundry into different piles based on color, fabric type, and level of soiling.

  2. Load the Machine: Open the door of the washing machine and load your laundry. Make sure not to overload the machine, as this can affect the quality of the wash.

  3. Add Detergent: Add the appropriate amount of detergent to the detergent dispenser. Refer to the detergent packaging for guidelines on the amount to use.

  4. Select a Wash Cycle: Use the control panel to select the appropriate wash cycle for your laundry. You can choose from various options, such as normal, heavy-duty, delicate, and more.

  5. Start the Wash Cycle: Press the start button to begin the wash cycle. The washing machine will automatically fill with water, agitate the clothes, and drain the water when the cycle is complete.

  6. Unload the Machine: When the cycle is finished, open the door and remove the laundry. If your washing machine has a dryer function, you can transfer the clothes to the dryer or hang them to dry.

  7. Clean the Washing Machine: Regularly clean the washing machine to prevent the buildup of dirt, detergent residue, and mildew. Refer to the user manual for specific instructions on cleaning and maintenance.

  8. Troubleshooting: If you encounter any issues with your washing machine, refer to the user manual for troubleshooting tips. You can also contact the manufacturer's customer support for assistance.

By following these steps, you can set up and use your washing machine effectively.