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How much does a dryer weigh?

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September 20, 2013 under Moving Labor

Answered by Robert Moreschi

September 27, 2013

Much like washing machine, dryers are some of the largest appliances you'll have to move, and their bulky, cumbersome design and shape makes them quite difficult to move. Unfortunately, if you're moving your washing machine, that means you'll probably also be moving your dryer as well -- after all, they are a pair! The typical dryer will weigh anywhere between 150-200 pounds, on average.

Preparing to move your dryer

  • Remove the hose from the back of the dryer. Before getting ready to move the dryer, take the hose from the back and disconnect it from the wall and from the back of the dryer. You can store the hose inside the dryer for safe keeping and so that you do not misplace it during the move.
  • Unplug the dryer and secure the cord. Next, you'll need to unplug the dryer from its power source and secure the cord to the back of the dryer with packing tape so that it does not get in the way during the move or become tangled, presenting a hazard to those attempting to load it onto the truck.
  • If you have a gas dryer, turn off the gas connection before disconnecting. For those with gas dryers instead of conventional electric ones, you should turn off the gas line running to the machine before you disconnect it to risk any gas leaking out.
Moving your dryer
  • Use the proper moving equipment to load the dryer onto the truck. Like all large, heavy appliances, you should have the help of multiple people when moving the dryer. If you have access to a handtruck or dolly, you should use it in order to help you safely transport the dryer onto the moving truck.
  • Hire professional movers to lend a hand. Large, heavy items like dryers are difficult to move on your own, which is why it's always a smart idea to hire professional movers and packers to handle it for you.

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