1) Make sure there is no water in it at all
If you are moving a washing machine, the first thing you should do is turn off the tap, then disconnect the hose from the drain. Make sure you have a bucket handy as there may still be water in the hose. Remove the hose from the drain and empty the water into the bucket, letting it drain well. You can place a towel near the front of the filter to catch the last of the water. The filter is located behind a flap on the lower right side of the front of the washing machine.
2) Secure Drum Unit
To prevent damage to the drum, secure it with special bolts, brackets or pins. These should have been given to you when your washer was delivered. They ensure that the drum does not shake and move too much while moving. By clamping the drum of your washing machine, you reduce the risk of damage. In the manual of your washing machine you can read where exactly you can fasten them. Keep the pins and/or brackets of your washing machine! These will come in handy every time you move house.
3) Transport the washing machine upright
During transportation, keep a washing machine upright, this way the drum remains stable and there is no pressure on the pipes. Washing machines are very heavy; they easily weigh 100 pounds. In addition, they are also very bulky and therefore difficult to lift. Therefore, always do this with at least two people and make sure your back stays straight. Tools such as a trolley or stair runner are very handy if you are going to move a washing machine.
If the washing machine is in the moving van – upright of course – you have to make sure it cannot move in any direction. This is because a washing machine standing loose in a van is not safe and the chance of damage, to the van or your washing machine, is high. You secure the washing machine by clamping it between other furniture (provided they are sturdy enough) and/or by securing it with cables.
4) Connecting the washing machine in your new home
The move of your washing machine is almost done! You need at least two people to lift the washing machine upright into your new home, again make sure you have a straight back! When the washing machine is in the right place, connect it and remove the transport bolts. Don’t forget the last one! If you turn on the washing machine while the drum is still attached, the machine will break. Also check that your washing machine is completely level – if it isn’t, it may vibrate hard and make more noise than it should. The final step is to connect the hose to the drain and you will be ready to do your laundry! Then you can also hire movers to do the job for you! That way, you do not have to worry about the above steps, and you can leave the work to a professional moving company. They will move your washing machine easily into your new home, and even lift it up the stairs if necessary.
Hire a moving company
Don’t quite see moving a washing machine after all? Then of course you can hire movers to do the job for you! That way you don’t have to worry about the above steps, and leave the work to a professional moving company. They will easily move your washing machine into your new home, and even lift it up the stairs if necessary.