Washing Machine Guides

How to Install your new washing machine – step-by-step

Here’s a step-by-step guide to unpacking and installing your new Beko washing machine for the first time.


Please note, washing machines can be heavy, be careful when lifting and moving. We strongly recommend you have someone assist you when lifting, tilting and moving your washing machine.


Unpacking your new Beko washing machine

Your new Beko washing machine will arrive wrapped in plastic and protected with styrofoam. Follow these simple steps to remove all packaging so that your new washing machine can be installed:

  1. Locate the plastic ribbon around the washing machine and pull to easily remove the protective wrapping.
  2. Remove the pieces of styrofoam from the top and sides of the washing machine.
  3. Locate the ribbon at the bottom of the washing machine, this will usually be attached to a sticker.
  4. Carefully tilt the washing machine back and pull the ribbon to release the piece of styrofoam from underneath the washing machine then carefully replace the washing machine to its standing position.

Remove the transit bolts from your new Beko washing machine

When your new Beko washing machine is delivered it will have up to five transit bolts attached to the back of the machine which keep it secure while it is in transit. These must be removed before you install your new washing machine. The bolts are simple to remove and replace with the plastic caps provided. Just follow these steps:

  1. Using an appropriate tool, loosen the bolt until you can remove the bolt and the plastic covering from the washing machine.
  2. We suggest you store the transit bolts you remove in a safe place along with your product manual in case your washing machine needs to be transported again in the future.
  3. Locate the plastic caps which will have been delivered with your washing machine
  4. Insert each of the plastic caps into the holes left by the removed transit bolts.

How to level your washing machine

Your Beko washing machine needs to be completely level and must be on appropriate flooring, never carpet. If your washing machine is unlevel, follow these simple steps to adjusting the feet:

  1. Carefully tilt your washing machine back to reveal the adjustable feet. Please note washing machines are heavy, be careful when lifting and moving. We strongly recommend you have someone assist you when lifting, tilting and moving your washing machine.
  2. Adjust the feet by hand. (Anti-clockwise to reduce height, clockwise to increase height)
  3. Check that the washing machine is now level again with a spirit level or by gently rocking it to see if it still moves.
  4. When the feet are at the correct position, and your washing machine is stable, tighten the lock nuts above each of the feet by hand. (Anti-clockwise)

Check your water pressure

It’s a good idea to check the water pressure in your home is suitable for your new Beko washing machine before you install it. Low water pressure can lead to your washing machine not working properly. Follow these simple steps to check the flow of water:

  1. Turn on the cold tap situated nearest to where your new Beko washing machine will be installed.
  2. Note how thick the stream of water is. If the flow is not strong enough, the stream will be thinner than your forefinger. As a guide a flow rate of at least one litre in seven seconds is required.
  3. If the flow rate is less, you need a plumber to check your water line.

Connect the mains water inlet hose

You will need to connect the mains water inlet hose supplied with your new Beko washing machine to both the water supply and your washing machine. To connect the water hose, follow these steps:

  1. You will notice the mains water inlet hose has a right-angled connector at one end and a straight connector at the other end. The right-angled connector should be attached to the water inlet valve at the back of the washing machine.
  2. Check that both connectors have a rubber seal in place, these prevent the water hose from leaking.
  3. To attach the water hose to the washing machine, simply tighten the connector to the water inlet valve by hand in a clockwise direction.
  4. The straight connector should be connected to the cold water tap, again you only need to tighten by hand.
  5. Once connected turn on the water and check for leaks.

Connecting your new washing machine to the mains power

Follow these simple steps to connect your washing machine to the mains power:

  1. Do not plug your washing machine into an extension socket, only ever plug your washing machine into a mains wall socket.
  2. Test that the power socket is working by plugging in something you know is working, a light for example.
  3. Once you have ensured the socket is operational you can plug your washing machine in.
  4. If your washing machine does not turn on when connected to the power there may be an electrical fault.

Please note, this video features a European model with a European 2-pin plug. All UK models will have a standard UK 3-pin plug but the same method for testing the power shown in this video still applies.

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†Source Euromonitor International Limited; Consumer Appliances 2020 ed, as per major appliances definition, retail volume sales in units, 2019 data

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