Dryer on 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’ll read about stacking a dryer on top of the washing machine – including information about stacking kits and what you need to do to prepare.

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Washer or dryer on top

First of all, it’s good to know that you always put a dryer on top of the washing machine – and never the other way around. After all, 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.

This weight not only makes it difficult to place it higher, but it also increases the risk of breaking your dryer.

Ways to put your dryer on top of your washing machine

There are several ways to stack a washer and dryer. Make sure your washing machine is level before you start. If your washer is not completely level, the vibrations will worsen during the spin cycle. This makes for a lot of noise, but it also allows the two appliances to bounce around and puts you at risk of the dryer falling off the washer.

You measure whether your washing machine is horizontal using a spirit level. Then you can turn the legs under the appliance to level the washing machine.

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

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 choose a stacking kit from the brand of your washer and/or dryer, these generally fit the best. Many brands offer several 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 when it comes out of the dryer. You can also choose a stacker kit with an extendable ironing board to save even more space.

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.

Place dryer and washing machine in a washer cabinet

Another safe way to place a dryer on top of a washing machine is by placing it in a washing machine cabinet. These are cabinets specially made for washing machines and tumble dryers. In this they stand firm and clamped and you make sure that the washing machine does not vibrate as much during the spin.

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

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

Place felts between the washer and dryer

You don’t necessarily have 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. Here we would like to give you a tip: place felts under all rubber feet of your dryer, this works anti-sludge. This way you can prevent the device from shifting due to the vibrations of the washing machine, and you make sure that the top of the washing machine is not damaged.

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