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There are a few details you should always keep in mind when installing your new washer—like location, how to minimize noise, and how to connect the water supply. Next, you will find a few tips to help ensure the perfect setup.


Choosing the Proper Location

Follow these simple guidelines to select the best location for your SideKick™ pedestal washer.


  • Two or more people are required when moving, unpacking, and stacking the washer. Failure to follow this warning may result in damage to property or serious bodily harm.
  • This pedestal washer must be installed underneath a matching front-loading LG washing machine manufactured after 2009. (The 29" wide machine must be stacked under a 29" wide LG front-loading washer. The 27" wide machine must be stacked under a 27" wide LG front-loading washer.)
  • The pedestal washer will not work as a standalone unit.
  • The pedestal washer must be stacked under an LG brand appliance in order to operate properly.
  • The washer needs to be within reach of an outlet—usually 60 inches, or 1.5 meters will do—and the plug easily accessible.
  • Don't install in a wet or damp area.
  • Hook up one appliance per outlet.
  • The washer must be plugged into a 3-prong grounded outlet.
  • If necessary, you can use a new, UL-listed 3-prong adapter or 3-wire extension cord with a 3-prong (grounding) plug rated at no less than the branch circuit. Do not use an extension cord longer than three feet. Failure to follow these warnings can result in serious injury, fire, electric shock, or death
  • To minimize noise and vibration, the washer MUST be installed on a solidly constructed floor. Concrete flooring is best, but a wood floor is sufficient, provided it is built to FHA standards.
  • Allowable slope under the entire washer is a maximum 1-inch difference from side-to-side or from front-to-back.
  • Installing on carpeting and soft tile surfaces is not recommended.
  • Never install the washer on a platform or weakly supported structure.
  • To ensure sufficient clearance for water lines and airflow, allow minimum clearances of at least 1 in. (2.5 cm) at the sides and 4 in. (10 cm) behind the unit. Be sure to allow for wall, door, or floor moldings that may increase the required clearances.

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Connecting the Water and Drain Lines

Get step-by-step instructions on how to connect a water line to your washer. Doing it the right way can increase the life of your washer.

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The washer tub of your new washing machine spins at very high speeds. To minimize vibration, noise, and unwanted movement, the floor must be perfectly level and solid. Here's how to level things:

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