A number of brands of covers for washing machines and clothes dryers are available, according to product listings on Amazon.com. DoItYourself.com reports that homemade covers can provide protection against dents and scratches.Continue Reading
Assured Self Storage notes that when washers and dryers are going into long-term storage they should not be covered with plastic because it can cause mildew due to condensation. It is acceptable to cover the appliances with fabric to protect against scratches and dust.
MrAppliance.com notes that an electric clothes dryer can be expected to last between 11 and 14 years, while a washing machine can be expected to last between eight and 12 years.Learn more about Washers & Dryers