Detaching Stackable Washer Dryer Units

stackable washer dryer unit in the corner of a room

You may wish to detach your stackable washer dryer units for a variety of reasons, such as wanting to take advantage of the space that the units currently occupy, or to relocate them to a new laundry room. In any case, taking the washer dryer units apart is a basic task. Most stackable washer dryer units are designed to work either attached or separately, so you won't be damaging the units by detaching them.

Detaching the Units

To separate the units, pull them away from the wall and unplug them. Also turn off the water supply and disconnect all hoses. The manual that came with your stackable washer dryer unit will show you exactly how and where the machines are connected. Most commonly, a rail is used to connect the machines. There may be connectors on both sides of the machines.

Remember that your machines are smaller than the average full-size machine so if you decide to separate them, you will want to raise them off the ground to avoid excessive bending. A platform can solve this problem by bringing the machines up to a workable level. Make sure that the machines sit flat on the floor or platform once they are detached from each other.