New washer door opening wrong side?

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New washer door opening wrong side?

In my laundry room the water, electrical, and vent hookups assume the washer is on the right side and dryer is on the left. I assume this is the standard.

I Just bought a new set of front load washer dryer and the washer door opens to the left, in other words, the door hinge is on the left side. When moving clothings from the washer to the dryer, the washer door gets in the way.

The dryer door hinge can be easily switched to either side, so the dryer door is not a problem. The washer door does not look like it can be switched. What's the point of switching the dryer's door hinge if the washer's door hinge cannot be moved?

This is LG brand washer/dryer set I bought from costco.

I try to live with the wrong side opening washer door but this is really really annoying. I keep dropping clothings moving them around the door.

The only solution I can see is to swap the washer to the left and dryer to the right. This requires longer dryer exhaust duct and water hoses. And hopefully the electrical cords are long enough.

Is there a better solution?
 
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Old 09-22-19, 02:01 PM
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Hard to say with no model number to go by.
 
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Most front loading washers do not have reversible doors due to
the involved latching system and associated wiring.
 
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The washing machine model is LG WM3700HWA.
 
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Old 09-22-19, 03:53 PM
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Not reversible. Hinges on the left side only.
 
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Old 09-22-19, 04:11 PM
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There is no "standard" position on washer and dryers. It just so happens in your house the vents, faucets and electric outlets are positioned to accommodate your machines to be washer right and dryer left. In my house it's just the opposite. The original owner or builder decides the position of utilities.
 
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Old 09-22-19, 04:52 PM
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Only washer I have seen with a reversible door was a Maytag they quit making 15 years ago. I just saw in store the other day they now sell washers that have a left or right door. Did not catch brand name. but saw it in Lowes.
Come to think about it it may have been the matching dryer I saw. Did not look very close as I passed by.
 

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I looked at several appliance websites they all show the washer on the left side so the manufacturers have decided that is where it goes.

So it is either move it to the left or stack them.

Stacking is a pain if you are short as the dryer controls are up higher.
Also if either appliance needs service the dryer has to be moved off the the washer.

Or buy a top load washer.
 
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Old 09-23-19, 03:57 AM
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I looked at several appliance websites they all show the washer on the left side so the manufacturers have decided that is where it goes.
That's because most brands are made by only a few manufactures. Example: Electrolux brand front load washers. These brands include, Crosley, Frigidaire, Kelveinator. White-westinghouse, Tappen, Gibson and Electrolux.

Point being, they are not dictating position, they just use the same design across multiple brands.
 
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