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Moving a Washer and Dryer

You did not want to deal with the hassle of moving your washer and dryer from your old home. Logically, you hired a moving company.

Nonetheless, you still need to properly disconnect your washing machine and dryer if you intend on taking them with you to your new location.

Gainesville Movers understands this may seem like a difficult task to have to do yourself. However, this chore is actually easy enough for just anyone to do.

First, you need to turn off the water that supplies the washer. Make sure to turn off both hot and cold-water valves.

Second, you want to let the washer run a cycle on warm water for about 30 minutes. Afterward, let it go through a spin cycle to drain out all the remaining water within the washer tub.

Once the spin cycle is done, you can turn off the washing machine.

For the dryer, all you have to do is disconnect the dryer’s vent pipe. The vent pipe is at the back of the dryer from the lint trap (vent hole) on the dryer’s exterior wall.

You disconnect the vent pipe by loosening a clap. Loosen the clap by squeezing both ends that hold onto the dryer vent together.  Once this is taken off, you can store it inside the dryer for easy storage.

What you want to do next is unplug the electrical cord from both the washing machine and the dryer. You should secure the cords to the back of each unit using tape.

You will also need to unhook the drain hose that is connected to the drainpipe and secured to the washing machine as well.

The main concern here is that the cords will need to be secure. They should be secure enough so that during movement, the cords will stay in place and will not get caught up while they are being moved.

Finally, you want to remove the water hoses that are located in the back of your washing machine. They should be removed from their waterline connections and can be easily stored inside the washing machine while they’re being moved.

When the washing machine and dryer unit is ready to be moved by movers, they can easily slide them on a dolly and properly secure them to be moved.

Once Gainesville Movers have put them in their new permanent location, you can set them back up and then do a test run to make sure the washer and dryer is functioning properly.

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