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Moving a washing machine – tips and tricks

When you are moving larger items, alone or with help, make sure that all your belongings arrive in mint condition and that you don’t injure yourself. Moving heavy and large items like a washing machine is a tackle for a professional mover, so if you have any doubts keep reading. Moving a washing machine can be easy if you do it properly and with care.

Prepare for moving your washing machine

Preparation is a key to success. Before you transfer the machine, make sure you have it all planned out. Find a friend or a helper as moving a washing machine alone can be hard and tiring. You might have trouble figuring out what tools are needed, or how to overcome obstacles while moving. Remember to measure your washing machine and then measure the door to see if it will fit.

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Learn the proper way for moving a washing machine

Here are some of the materials and tools that can be beneficial to successfully move your washing machine:

  1. Blanket or a rag
  2. Cardboard
  3.  Pliers
  4. Bucket
  5. Bubble wrap
  6. Washing machine user manual

If planning and packing will take out more of your time than you can spare, make sure to check out commercial movers Brooklyn Heights and hire professionals who will look after your belongings and assist in any way possible.

How to drain a washing machine?

Here are a couple of steps in order to successfully move your washing machine.  First, you need to run a short normal cycle to clean the drum and drain lines. Afterward, leave the machine with the top or door open so any remaining water will evaporate. Next, turn off the water cord and water supply (remove the supply lines with pliers one at a time). You will then need to disconnect and empty the drain hose into a bucket or toilet before you move the washing machine. Once the washing machine is dry you can proceed to protect it with bubble wrap or cardboard.

Moving a washing machine in a car

Now that your machine is dry and packed, it’s ready to be safely transported. If you decided to move it in a car, make sure that it stays in an upright position at all times. This can be hard with smaller vehicles and big machines, but it is an absolute must as the machine or some of its components as the drum can be damaged. If the transfer is short, you may proceed with the machine in a vertical state, but if you are moving to a different country, we would recommend renting a van/SUV or hiring affordable movers Brooklyn.

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Materials and tools needed for moving a washing machine

How to store a washing machine

If you are not transferring your washing machine from one apartment to another, and you prefer to store it in a storage unit, you need to make sure to preserve its condition. This way, when you decide to use it permanently and move it into your home, your appliance will be in pristine condition. When you are moving a washing machine will need to follow the same tips and tricks, but make sure that you cover it with blankets or leave it in packing cardboard for protection. You will probably wish to maximize space in your storage units Brooklyn, but try to avoid placing items on top of your washing machine, as the weight of it can damage the drum. If the space allows it, keep the door of the machine opened so that the moisture doesn’t cause mold.


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