Plumbing in a washing machine in four quick and easy steps

Back of washing machine against white tile background with hand switching on water supply
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Plumbing in a washing machine is a task that can be tackled by most DIYers. Even if you have never had the pleasure of pursuing such a job, our step-by-step will guide you through what you need to know. 

This is as long as you are plumbing in a washing machine in the same place as your old one. If you are looking to relocate your washing machine you will need to make sure that you have the right plumbing in place. 

Steve Jenkins

Steve Jenkins is a freelance content creator with over two decades of experience working in digital and print and was previously the DIY content editor for Homebuilding & Renovating. 

He is a keen DIYer with over 20 years of experience in transforming and renovating the many homes he has lived in. He specialises in painting and decorating, but has a wide range of skills gleaned from working in the building trade for around 10 years and spending time at night school learning how to plaster and plumb.

He has fitted kitchens, tiled bathrooms and kitchens, laid many floors, built partition walls, plastered walls, plumbed in bathrooms, worked on loft conversions and much more. And when he's not sure how to tackle a DIY project he has a wide network of friends – including plumbers, gas engineers, tilers, carpenters, painters and decorators, electricians and builders – in the trade to call upon.