Place the washing machine near the proper connections. For a washing machine to work, it needs three connections: hot and cold water, a drain and electricity. Because the basement is an ideal location for a washing or utility room, many basements come with these hookups in place. Ensure that the sump in the drain is in good working condition, otherwise you could wind up with a basement full of water.
Wrap the threads on the water outlets and the washer inlets with plumber's tape. Screw on the water supply hoses, tightening the couplings with the pliers.
Insert the drain hose into the sewer inlet. This could either be a wall pipe, utility sink or sump drain, depending on your basement installation.
Plug the washing machine into the electrical outlet.
Run the washer on an empty load and test for proper operation.