Instruction manuals make everything seem so simple and straightforward but in reality setting up your washing machine first time may be a bit of a daunting prospect. You must first make sure that you have all the necessary equipment on hand and that you are prepared to cut off the water supply to the washing machine in case of emergencies. Make sure that the drainage pipe connected to your washing machine is very tightly secure. If this pipe is not secured it can flood the floor of your washroom very quickly.
When connecting the hot and cold-water inlets to your new washing machine, be sure to place some sealant tape on the nozzle that you are connecting them to. This will prevent water from instantly spurting out the moment you switch it on. In order to prevent water damage in the future is a good idea to purchase steel hoses rather than the usual rubber variety. These steel hoses last a great deal longer and are much less likely to be damaged from being stuffed behind the washing machine.
One extremely useful thing to purchase when installing a washing machine is a water catching tray to go beneath it. The tray will not hold the vast quantities of water but it will stop minor leaks from becoming a problem and may give you enough time to switch off the water. It can be easily installed and forgotten about. When in doubt when it comes to installations of this variety you should consult the company that you purchased the washer from.