Preparing the washer-dryer for transportation: basic steps

March 23, 2023

Disconnect the washing machine from the power supply before moving with http://www.flashmoving.net/. Twist the cord and tape it to the body so that it does not wiggle.

Disconnect the drain hose. There is always some amount of water left in the hose, so be sure to check this after disconnecting it and drain the remainder into a container of some kind. Then carefully roll up the hose and also fix it with tape on the body or put it in a box. There should be no water inside the machine, as it could accidentally spill important electrical circuits during transport.

3. Drain pump plug. Once you have drained the water from the hose, there may still be water in the tank of the machine, and even this small amount is enough to ruin the microcircuits in the control panel. To avoid damage, be sure to unscrew the plug before transportation and drain the remaining water, if any in the tank, and then leave the hole for the hose and the hatch open to allow the machine to dry out inside.

4. Fixing the drum. How to secure the drum of the washing machine in transit, so as not to damage the unit? Shipping bolts will help you: they should have remained after the purchase of the machine, take them out and screw them into the special holes located on the back of the washing machine. If there are no bolts, you can fix the drum with improvised means – foam rubber, soft clean cloths or foam plastic. Unscrew the fasteners of the top panel of the machine, lay the material and then fasten the panel back. Fastening the drum of the washing machine when transporting – a very important step, if you miss it, you risk seriously damaging the machine and ensure it expensive repairs.

5. Packing. How do you pack your washing machine before moving? The factory packaging – thick cardboard and foam blocks – will help here. If they do not remain, you should use protective foam rubber and stretch film. Your task is to protect the case from vibration and mechanical damage as much as possible. Secure the machine hatch and powder cuvette with tape. Carefully wrap the washer with stretch or bubble wrap. When loading the machine into the truck, lay a blanket or bubble wrap on the floor – this, firstly, will secure the machine in place and, secondly, will protect it from falling.