How to Move a Washing Machine

There are a several simple points to consider when it comes to moving a washing machine. Do not move before mounting safety bolts and emptying the water.

There are a several simple points to consider when it comes to moving a washing machine. Washing machines usually weigh between 60 kilograms (lighter ones) and 85 kilograms. There is a weight on the upper part to keep it stable against angular velocity. This extra weight is one of the reasons why washing machines are heavy. This weight may break if a washing machine is subjected to drops and hits during moving, and it may prevent it from working. As a result, this task should be carried out with care. So, what things should you consider when moving a washing machine?

Tape the cable and water connection elements behind the machine properly. Thus they are not going to disturb you during moving and you’ll eliminate the risk of an accident by tripping over them.

The most important component of a washing machine is the turning agitator. For it to be ready for the moving, plug the safety screws to the sockets behind the machine and tighten adequately. Now, the agitator should be fixated. There are warnings on user manuals against moving before plugging the safety screws.

Empty the remaining water. In winter, freezing water can harm the machine seriously. Opening the lid on the front side of the machine, drain the remaining water either by the urgent water drain hose or by turning the pump filter.

Now your washing machine is ready to be moved. After a good packaging, you can go on with the moving process. You can use bubble pack or blankets as the packaging material. Put a piece of cardboard to the front side of the machine to make it resistant against potential impacts. After placing the cardboard and wrapping around it, tie the machine with ropes properly. You can hold these ropes when you’re moving it. You can squeeze cardboard pieces to the corners to prevent the ropes damage the machine.

If you are not professionals, 2 persons can move the washing machine by holding from the ropes on each side.

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