Maneuver the washer and dryer into positions that will allow both to connect to the outlets at the same time.
Connect the dryer to the three-pronged electrical outlet located on the wall. The prong is larger than a regular wall socket and very distinct. The outlet is usually a safe distance from the washer and dryer connections to avoid contact with water.
Turn off the gas before attaching the dryer to the gas line if the dryer is gas powered instead of electric. It is best to consult with a technician from your gas company for the hookup.
Look for a cylinder opening in the wall. Place the dryer hose, commonly referred to as the exhaust duct, over this small circular opening. This will allow hot air and other uncollected lint debris to leave the dryer. A lint trap is usually built into the dryer to collect lint particles from the clothing.
Position the washer facing toward you and connect the rubber lines to the corresponding hot- and cold-water spouts. If the spouts do not say which is which, hold an empty water jug under one spout and turn it on. If the water eventually runs hot or warm, connect the hot-water line to this spout.
Plug the washer into the wall outlet. Make sure that the water connections are tight and have a seal around them to avoid water leakage traveling into the electrical outlets.
Turn on the water spouts after the washer is connected properly. The washer should have a sensor that knows when water is flowing. This will allow the water to stop flowing from the water spouts into the washer when not in use.
- If the dryer starts shaking while it is drying, check the floor to make sure it is resting on an even floor.