How To Move a Heavy Washing Machine

Are you planning to move and have that nerve-racking heavy washing machine that you intend to move and don't know how? There are two ways you can go about this. For easy-goers, you can hire professional movers to do the heavy lifting for you.

For those who like to DIY, we have prepared a comprehensive guide to help you with the process. Here is a six-step list of how to get the job done.You may first need to find the average weight of your washing machine.

Steps of how to move a heavy Washing Machine

  • Empty the washer and run a rinse cycle to clean. The cleaning process is entirely optional and you can skip it.
  • Proceed to unplug the washing machine from the mains. Turn off the water valves and empty the excess water using a bucket.
  • Secure the washing machine using shipping blankets to keep it in a fix position. This will avoid any damage that can occur during transportation.
  • Set the washing machine on a dolly and secure it using straps.
  • Proceed to move the ramp towards it and carefully move it.
  • You will also need the ramp when you finally reach your destination

What you may need when moving a heavy washing machine

These are some of the tools you may need when moving a washing machine

  • Wrench 
  • Shipping Bolts
  • Slip Bolts Pliers
  • Packing Tape
  • Moving Ramp
  • Bucket
  • Rope/Straps/Cord

Tutorial Video of how to move the heavy washing machine

If you still find it hard to follow the above steps, please consider watching this video tutorial by home depo.

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