washer/dryer under counter installation


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Old 07-03-08, 10:13 AM
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washer/dryer under counter installation

Hi all,

I'd like to install our front-loading washer and dryer under a counter and as close to the wall as possible (inside a cabinet basically). Any bright ideas on how to install the plumbing and vents without much access to the rear of the machines? Obviously won't be very easy to service the machines either when needed.

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Old 07-03-08, 12:04 PM
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The water valves, electrical outlet, drain hose, vent for dryer would all have to be over at the side for you to do this.
 
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Or if the room below is unfinished you might get access through the floor, between the joists. Plug the access holes when not using them because the floor is a firebreak.
 
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Old 07-03-08, 03:16 PM
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Install the dryer first you will be able to connect vent hose, than install the washer. Remember to make top of cabinet removable or you will have to pull machines out to service. If built in to tight most repair places won't take the liability of taking cabinet apart to work on machines
 
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My washer/dryer manuals say that I need to purchase and install a "top sheet kit" for undercounter installation. Does anyone know what this is?
 
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Old 07-04-08, 05:24 AM
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Don't know what it is, there is a new top counter that goes over both machines maybe that's what they are talking about. here is a link put your model # in there and see if it shown.
http://www.searspartsdirect.com/part...t/index.action
 
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installing a washer

Can a washing machine be plumbed to a sink? if so any ideals what to use as far as the drainage?:wall:I do have a floor drain just below the washer and dryer that is not in use can this be used for drainage instead? This room was an attached garage that has been made into living space.
 

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Old 10-30-08, 01:55 PM
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The drain hose needs to be above the level of water in the tub. If you have hose connections at the sink it would be ok to use that. You can drain into sink it the drain will take the water fast enough, try it and if the sink fills up to and will overfill when drain in sink is not OK.
 
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How about the floor drain the drain hose will be above the water level of the washer hose. The floor drain dose go thru our septic system.
 
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Old 10-31-08, 04:37 AM
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Floor drain should be fine as long as you do not lay the drain hose on the floor, Hose has to be above water level in tub.
 
 

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