Moving washer and dryer

Old 04-23-06, 07:37 PM
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Question Moving washer and dryer

I'm going to be helping my daughter and son-in-law move this Saturday. They have a Sears Kenmore washer 70 Series and a Sears Kenmore dryer 80 Series. These appliances are located in their laundry room/half bath. Both of these appliances must be tilted and lifted over the powder room vanity to get them out of the laundry area. My question is; is there a certain way each of these appliances can be tilted to move them? I recall years ago someone told me that a washer had to be tilted back to move it. If you tilted it front the oil in the transmission would leak. Is this correct? What about the dryer? TIA for all your help.
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Old 04-24-06, 04:46 PM
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As far as I know dryer does not matter... the washer foward or back tilted ok but not too much...
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I agree with bambiblaster-no problem with tipping dryer. The washer is a little different matter. When the washer was shipped from the factory it had a "hat" in the tub. The purpose of the hat is to keep the tub from moving during shipping. The inner tub of your daughters Whirlpool washer is porcelain which can chip. I would recommend duct taping the tub in position-that is wrap a piece of tape around the agitator then out to the top of the washer and then doing the same thing 180 degrees. The tubs are now held in position so the won't "rock" when you tip the machine. Be sure and tape the lid closed so it does not open while moving.
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In many rentals I have seen the vanity is actually not properly secured to the wall. It may be easier , if this is the case, to just unhook your water and drain line and move the vantity rather than lifting a washer that high and potentially hurting yourself or tearing the vanity apart... good luck

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