Dryer on top of washing machine

Many people put their dryer on top of their washing machine. This is because a washing machine and dryer together take up a lot of space in your bathroom or a cramped laundry room. In this article you can read about how to stack a dryer on top of a washing machine - including information about stacking kits and what to do to prepare.

Dryer on top of washing machine



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Washing machine or tumble dryer on top?

First of all, it is good to know that you should always put a tumble dryer on top of the washing machine – and never the other way round. This is because a washing machine is very heavy. The concrete elements in your washing machine make it less likely to vibrate or shift during the spin cycle. Not only does this weight make it difficult to raise, but it also increases the risk of breaking your dryer.

Ways to put your clothes dryer on top of your washer

There are several ways to stack a washer and dryer. Make sure your washer is level before you start. If your washer isn’t completely level, the vibrations will worsen during the spin cycle. This makes a lot of noise, but it can also cause the two appliances to bounce and put the dryer at risk of falling off the washer.

You measure to make sure your washer is level using a spirit level. Then you can turn the legs under the unit to level the washer.

So, is your washer level? Then we can now look at ways you can put a dryer on top of the washer.

Place a stacking kit between the washer and dryer

Placing a stacking kit between your washer and dryer is a safe and responsible way to stack the two appliances. Such a stacking kit is also known as a spacer. Often you will choose a stacking kit of the brand of your washing machine and/or dryer, these usually fit the best. Many brands offer different spacers for you to choose from. You can also go for a universal spacer, which is useful if your washer and dryer are both of a different brand. These fit most washers and dryers – but be sure to measure the width and depth of the spacer, washer and dryer again.

Some spacers have an extendable tray, which can be very handy for folding your laundry as it comes out of the dryer. You can also choose a stacking kit with an extendable ironing board to save even more space.

Are you looking for a stacking kit to put the dryer on top of the washer? We’ve listed the best spacers for you below! Hopefully there is a spacer that fits the dimensions of your appliances and meets your needs.

Placing a dryer and washing machine in a washer cabinet

Another safe way to place a dryer on top of the washing machine is to put them in a washer cabinet. These are cabinets made specifically to hold washing machines and clothes dryers. They will hold them firmly in place and prevent the washing machine from vibrating as much during the spin cycle.

Some washing machine cabinets allow you to put the appliances next to each other, but there are also models that allow you to put the dryer on top of the washing machine. Again, keep in mind to buy a cabinet that fits your white goods. Often these cabinets take up more space in height than stacking the appliances, so make sure it fits where you have in mind.

Is a washing machine cabinet the solution for you? Then take a look at the options below!

Placing felts between the dryer and washer

You don’t necessarily need to buy a whole cabinet or stacking kit to stack your washer and dryer. If the dimensions of both appliances allow it, you can place the dryer on top of the washer without a spacer. We would like to give you a tip for this: put felts under all rubber feet of your dryer, this works anti-sludge. This way you can prevent the appliance from shifting due to the vibrations of the washing machine, and make sure the top of the washing machine isn’t damaged.

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A wash geek since 2017

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