When it comes to heavy appliances such as moving a washing machines, preparing a fridge for a move or moving a dryer, it is best to engage expert appliance and furniture removalists to assist in the relocation. But if you enjoy DIYs and have access to a van or truck, here is a step by step guide to make the process easier.
What You Will Need:
- Furniture blankets
- Furniture straps
- Moving trolley
1. Read Through The Manual
Before you start the moving process, read the instruction manual of your dryer to see if specific components must be secured or detached a certain way or special equipment is required for the move.
If you cannot find the instruction manual, you may be able to find an online version by searching your dryer brand and model number into a search engine.
2. Cleaning The Dryer
Moving is also the perfect time to give your dryer an internal and external deep clean so it is all ready for your new home.
Remove the lint trap and use a vacuum cleaner with a suction hose to clean out all the lint and debris from the vent. Wash the lint trap with warm water and mild soap to give it a good clean. Leave the lint trap out to dry before placing it back on the dryer.
You will also be surprised at how much lint accumulates in the vent between the dryer and the wall so make sure you vacuum the vent as well.
Use a damp cloth with some mild all purpose cleaner to wipe down the outside of the dryer to remove any dust or grime.
Make sure your entire dryer is dry before the move to prevent any mould or mildew especially if you intend on placing your appliance into long term storage.
3. Disconnecting The Dryer
Disconnect the vent tube from the wall and the dryer. Carefully place the vent tube inside the dryer for safe keeping so it does not get misplaced during the move.
Turn off the power switch and unplug the dryer from the power outlet. Tape the power cord to the washing machine to keep it secure.
4. Protecting The Dryer
Tape down the door and use 3 to 4 furniture blankets to wrap the entire dryer. The blankets will pad and protect the dryer and prevent it from getting dings and scratches whilst it is being transported. Using tape or shrink wrap, secure the furniture blankets to the dryer.
5. Moving The Dryer
Place the dryer on the dolly and secure your machine to the dolly with bungee cords or strong rope. Keep your dryer in an upright position throughout the whole moving process to prevent any internal damages.