Moving a washing machine

Frits Pieper
13 Mar 2017

Are you planning to move soon? Or are you simply in need of some new furniture or equipment? Then it would be wise to know in advance how you are going to transport all that large furniture. After all, they are a lot heavier and larger than moving boxes. Also, equipment like a washing machine can break down faster during transport. It is therefore important to do this as carefully as possible. Would you like to move your washing machine and do you need some help? In this blog we will tell you all about the best way to move your washing machine.

Where to start when moving a washing machine?

Before you actually start moving your washing machine, it is important to prepare yourself well. You can do this by getting the right tools and materials. Below, you can find a list of things you need to move your washing machine:

  • Locks for the washing machine
  • Instructions for your washing machine
  • Duct tape or packing tape
  • Moving blanket
  • Sliding pliers
  • Bucket

How to move a washing machine?

Have you been able to buy all the things mentioned above? Then it is time to actually move your washing machine. We will explain in a few steps how you can do this.

First of all, the water supply of the washing machine has to be turned off. Also, no water should be left in the washing machine. Then unscrew the supply hose from the water tap. Be careful because some water may still come out of the hose. You can use the bucket mentioned above for this. There are often instructions from the manufacturer that can help with this. To make sure your washing machine doesn’t get damaged during transport, the drum can be secured. This can be done with the locks for the washing machine, also called transport bolts, that you received when you bought the washing machine. It is therefore important to always keep these in a safe place. How these are mounted can differ per washing machine but you can best do this with a pair of sliding pliers.

When you actually start transporting your washing machine, it should be moved upright. This way, there is no pressure on the pipes and the drum stays stable. Do you have the washing machine in a removal van? Then it is important to protect it against scratches and dents. You can use a moving blanket for this purpose.

Has the washing machine arrived at its new location? Then you can start connecting it. First, the transport bolts need to be removed. When this is not done, the washing machine can be damaged. Also the washing machine has to be placed in a level position, because if this is not done, it can cause the washing machine to move itself during the wash. Furthermore, the drain hose has to be reconnected to the water tap. Have you gone through all the steps without any problems? Then you can start doing your laundry without any worries.

Do it yourself or hire a removal firm?

When moving a washing machine, you can choose to do it yourself or hire a removal company to do it for you. If you think you have the skills and knowledge to safely move a washing machine, you can do the moving process yourself. Do you want to make sure it is done without any problems? Then it might be wise to hire a removal company. A moving company has all the knowledge and skills needed to pack your washing machine properly and safely. In addition, they also have the tools and equipment needed in the removal process. A washing machine is a valuable item that should be well taken care of during every move. Therefore, it is wise to choose the best moving option that is suitable for your washing machine.

Don’t you have a suitable vehicle for moving your washing machine? We from Adrem Car Rental Limburg are happy to help you with car rentals in Maastricht, Heerlen, Sittard and Roermond.

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