How Can I Move My Washing Machine?


Moving a washing machine can be a tough job, but with a few helpers and the correct tools, it can be done without too much strain. It's best to use a large appliance dolly for the move. Duct tape and bungee cords will also probably be necessary.

The first thing to do is to make sure that all of the water sources to the washing machine are turned off. Double-check that both the hot and cold water pipes are closed. Let the water from the hoses drain into the washtub by turning on the machine for a few seconds. Once the water is in the tub, set the machine on a brief spin cycle in order to drain all of the water out of the machine. Turn off the machine, and unplug it from the electrical outlet.

Gently unscrew the hoses from the back of the machine and from the faucet. Tape the hoses and the power cord to the back of the machine securely with duct tape. Alternatively, the hoses can be placed into the middle of the washtub. Once all connections have been freed from the washer, position the dolly and slide the washer onto it. Center the machine on the dolly to ensure equal weight distribution. Lastly, use the bungee cords to strongly secure the machine to the dolly.

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