How Tall Is a Typical Washing Machine Pedestal?

A washing machine pedestal is usually 7 to 15 inches tall. These are metal platforms that are installed beneath front-load washers and dryers to make it easier to load and unload clothes. Laundry soap and related supplies can be stored under the pedestal.

A few pedestals have drawers, but others are very similar to standard heavy-duty tables. It's best to purchase the pedestal at the same time as the washer or dryer. For an after-market purchase, it helps to measure the machine and take information, including the make, model and serial number, to the retail outlet. Pedestals may also be purchased online, but special deals are seldom offered.