Appliance Installations – Some Tips

Appliance Installations – Some Tips

One of the most significant reasons for returning home appliances is that they fail to fit or install in the designated spot at home. It becomes quite troublesome when you finally purchase the refrigerator you have always wanted to, but when you bring it home, you notice it is too big to pass through the hallway door.

To avoid inconvenience and the cost of purchasing the wrong products, we at Bay Appliance Repair have put together a few useful tips to help you out:

#1-Take Measurements

It is critical that you first measure the area where you plan to fit the appliance. If it’s possible, call the manufacturer to get the measurements for the appliance you need to purchase. Then measure the entire pathway it will need to take to its final destination measuring all the hallways and doors in between.

#2-Make Sure Connections Are Ready

The closest electric outlet should be available at a distance of 3 to 4 inches from the appliance. As most appliances have a three-prong plug, make sure that the outlet is grounded and ready to work. For appliances that operate at a set power range, be sure to check the outlet for the suitable voltage.

#3-Refrigerators and Freezers

Refrigerators and freezers that come with water dispensers and icemakers need a water line connection. Although you can take care of that yourself, it is better to have an experienced Bay Appliance Repair technician take care of that. Also remember that cooling appliances like freezers and refrigerators may take up to 24 hours to reach full performance capacity.

#4-Washing Machines

The most significant issues with size and measurements come with washing machines. Recheck the spot you are going to be fitting the machines in for depth, width, and height. Also remember to add a steel or rubber hose at the back and direct it to the nearest drain, also double check the hoses bringing in water to the washing machine.


Whether you have a gas or an electric dryer, be sure to take into account the 5 inches of space you will need to leave out at the back for the vents. Newly purchased gas dryers normally don’t come with gas connections, so be sure you have a professional to take care of that.

If you are currently facing problems with any of your home appliances, give us a call at Bay Appliance Repair service today!

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