Answered by Robert MoreschiSeptember 27, 2013
Hi, thanks for visiting Movers.com! To answer your question, the average washing machine can typically weigh anywhere between 150-200 pounds. Most washing machines are roughly the same size and shape, making it easy to find the proper equipment to help you haul the washing machine and load it onto the moving truck.
Here is what you need to know in order to prepare for moving your washing machine safely and efficiently on moving day:
Preparing to move your washing machine
- Empty all contents and unplug machine. Before the actual moving begins, you're first going to want to unload the washing machine and make sure that there are no clothes that you forgot about and left in there. You'll have to shut off the water supply going to the washing machine before you unplug it. After that, disconnect the hot and cold water hoses from the machine. Then, you're going to have to unplug the machine from its power source and secure all wires and cords to the machine using packing tape.
- Protect the machine with moving blankets or pads. Drape some moving blankets over the washing machine and wrap it with moving pads to protect the machine during the move, as well as while it's on the truck. One layer of moving blankets should be sufficient enough protection during the move.
Moving your washing machine
- Use the proper moving equipment to load the washing machine onto the truck. Like all large, heavy appliances, you should have the help of multiple people when moving the washing machine. If you have access to a handtruck or dolly, you should use it in order to help you safely transport the washing machine onto the moving truck.
- Hire professional movers to lend a hand. Large, heavy items like washing machines 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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