- How on earth do you move a washing machine?
Most have a set of rollers at the back, so you should be able to wheel it most of the way if you tilt it back a little. As for any stairs – two adults should manage it comfortably.
If you are going to put your hands under the frame, wear gloves (bike gloves would be good) in case you catch your hand on some sharp metal.Posted 5 years agomarsdenmanMember
And have a load of old towels to hand for when it starts dribbling all over the place as you tip it over.
yep, been there, done that 🙂
As above , mates + (if available) a sack truck is the way forward IMO.
Still makes me wince to think of me and 1 mate manoeuvring ours down into our cellar… bruised a few knuckles on that one…
edit – almost forgot – before connecting to the pipework don’t forget to check the rubber washers are still in the hose connectors, not ‘lost in transit’ or you’ll need to
have a load of old towels to hand for when it starts dribbling all over the place
been there, done that as well 😉Posted 5 years agoLimboJimboSubscriber
Plus 1 on the gloves. We recently had a similar move from first floor flat to house. We had a sack truck and wrapped it in a sheet. My top tips would be to put it on the truck sideways so if you scratch the paint it won’t be visible in it’s new home and also to drain it using the plug at the bottom before you put it in the van.Posted 5 years ago
Both tips I learnt the hard way 🙄
So, when I brought my flat I got the lady to chuck the washing machine in. Now we’re moving out into our new house we’re faced with having to move said washing machine. I live in a second floor flat.
Answers on a post card….. can you take the bits of concrete out of them to make them lighter?Posted 5 years agoprojectMember
Shove a cork in the drain hose to stop water leaking out, when outside lie it flat on the floor and the water will drain out,
Ratchet strap it to a sack truck to go down the stairs,
Put it on the sack truck on its side, to stop scratches,
Close and lock the door,
tape the cable to the top, as a cable trailing is eay to fall over,
get a strong mate to help,Posted 5 years agoTiRedMember
I moved our Miele from our previous house with nothing more than a Black & Decker trolley. Of course it rolled off on the drive onto its front (never try and catch one!). I’d locked the drum and the damage was limited to nothing more than a couple of scratches to the plastic. It’s been running fine for the past 18mo.Posted 5 years agothisisnotaspoonMember
Why get rid ? Just say white good included. Youll only be sick when you get it to new house and it only works for a week
On a “they don’t make them like they used to” basis I’ve never paid for one, just got them free whenever people have upgraded for some reason on the basis that they seem to fail rather than wear out so an old one’s as likely to conk out in a year as a new one and the bits that do wear tend to be cheep.Posted 5 years agoprettygreenparrotSubscriber
Moving a washing machine up or down stairs? Best to get a couple of friends from the rugby club. Some beers afterwards make it a reasonable quid pro quo. The modern world of key tapping and carrying a laptop has stolen my birthright of heavy object moving. +1 on the Miele comment. Other washing machines almost float when picked up, compared to a Miele.Posted 5 years ago
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