Several washing machine manufacturers do produce washer stands and pedestals for their machines, but in many cases, stands and machines are interchangeable. This allows for customers to purchase stands for washers they already have, or to choose a pedestal that meets specific height requirements or other needs.
Pedestals raise a front-load washing machine 7 to 15 inches making the washer easier to load. Many pedestals also have drawers and provide additional storage space for detergent, fabric softener or other laundry supplies. Although many pedestals and stands work with various machines regardless of manufacturer, some manufacturers do make proprietary stands for specific machines, according to Lowe's. For example, LG pedestals are made specifically for LG machines and match up according to the size of the washing machine. Another example is the GE Smartdispense pedestal, which is made to be used with GE washing machines as shown on Home Depot's website. Pedestals can also be purchased for dryers.
Depending on where the pedestal is purchased, installation of a pedestal might be available only if the pedestal is purchased at the same time as the washer and dryer, as is the case with Home Depot. An installation kit is included with all new pedestal purchases.