How to Connect Your Washing Machine In Japan

By Donnie | Articles

I was so happy to get a free washing machine!! Okay, well I won’t say free because I paid a family 2000 yen to get the washing machine to my place. But let’s say it was nearly free. Anyhow the washer has been sitting in my bathroom for the last few days. I took a look at it earlier, and it didn’t seem so tough, but I wanted to make a video documenting the steps on how to do it just in case you’re a complete newbie (much like I am). Yes, even a newbie can do this! This video assumes that your washing machine is already in it’s proper holding position and that you have all necessary connecting tubes and equipment. I was fortunate because the seller provided everything for me, and had taken good care of the machine that I was getting. If you don’t have the water intake or water output tubes, you should be able to find them pretty easily at an electronics store or a home improvement store.

Let’s connect your washing machine:

I hope that helps,

Donald Ash

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  • Kortney says:

    Hi Donald!

    I don’t know if you remember me, but we trained together for AEON nearly four years ago. Imagine my surprise when doing a search on washing machines, I find you!

    Anyway, I’ve been thinking about getting a new washing machine, but wasn’t sure how difficult it would be, so I’m very glad to have found this guide! You don’t happen to know what the thing that the washing machine sits in is called, do you? LOL

    I’ll definitely have to take a look at your other articles and guides. It seems like you’ve got a great blog here!


    • Donald Ash says:

      Wow, blast from the past. You’re the second person from training to get in touch with me. Of course I remember you. I don’t know the name of the piece the washer sits in, but I’ll see what I can dig up. In my first apartment I didn’t have one of the basins for the washer to sit in.

      • Kortney says:

        No worries! I went to a shop and asked someone there. It’s called a 防水パン (ぼうすい). Now I just need to find a good deal on a washer.

        Thanks again!

  • Missy Davies says:

    I don’t see a thing on my socket that I can tighten the earth cable with. Is there something I can purchase or do I just gamble?

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