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How to move a washing machine

Transporting a washing machine is always a tricky task. Usually washing machines are heavy in weight and big in sizes irrespective of their model types and difference in makes. Moreover, they are connected to a supply of running water which makes it more difficult to move. The process of moving a washing machine to another room or to another location may be in a different city is actually the same. To make it less hazardous it requires little knowledge and experience about it. Experienced hands will make it more secured and faster. But it always demands preparing for the move ahead of time.

These are the tips on the process to prepare:

  • Siphon out the Excess Water
  • Once the machine has been disconnected from the water supply, it is absolutely vital to drain any remaining water from the water pump; fortunately siphoning is not difficult task. Lower the drain hose below the level of the water and let it drain into a bucket. It is no doubt an advantage if you can do it at the edge of the stairs or by a door, as this will place the bucket actually be below the surface of the washer.
  • Disable the water valve running directly into the washing machine. Be careful about making a mistake of unhooking the water line while the valve is still open. This will cause a flood into the room.
  • Unplug your washing machine and detach
  • Pull the machine in a suitable direction to make the next actions easy to perform.
  • Secure Hoses. First drain out all the excess water then secure the hoses connected to the washer to the back. The best way is to use the ties that came with the washer. However, if the original ties are not available, you can use either duct tape or wire in order to secure the hoses.
  • While you move the washer ensure that it is kept upright at all times. Washers are extremely heavy so no one can move it single handedly. Two people who carry the washer need to be very alert if they are using a staircase as a wrong step may cause a serious accident. Ideally one third person is required to guide the people who carry it so that they move confidently.

This will be an ideal situation if you can ideally stop using your machine a few days prior to moving it. If possible you can also leave the door of the machine open and allow it to dry as much as possible. If you find there is still some water left in the drain outlet of the washer from the last load washed you can dry it with a rag.

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