Q. about stacking W&D

eleenaFebruary 8, 2013

Posted this on the Laundry forum but not sure how many people actually visit it, so I am asking here too. Thank you for understanding.

I want to stack my future (stackable) washer and dryer.

However, my back kills me every time I bend to load the laundry into my current full-size washer that sits on the floor. I am thinking of getting compact W & D and the opening may even be lower in those.

I could use a pedestal to bring it up but how do I go about stacking them then?

The CS rep I talked to said I could do one or the other but not both.

Is there a solution to this problem?

TIA!

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tjmwine

You will not be able to stack a washer and dryer on a pedastal. 1) dryer controls would be too high, 2)the pedastal will not hold the weight of the two units together. If you can go sxs just put them on pedastals.

    Bookmark   February 8, 2013 at 2:54PM
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eleena

Unfortunately, I am moving them to a different location and stacking takes priority. I was thinking of building a sturdy pedestal as they have already said "no" to using theirs.
Still no?

    Bookmark   February 8, 2013 at 3:02PM
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live_wire_oak

Big NO. Voids the warranty. And you won't be able to get stuff in and out of the dryer or reach it's controls.

    Bookmark   February 8, 2013 at 5:55PM
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weedmeister

This is probably different, but I remember visiting a laundromat undergoing remodeling where they were replacing the old top loaders with new front loaders. They built a shelf (pedestal) to mount all of them at least a foot off the floor.

I will say that if I had my stack a foot off the floor it would make the reaching the dryer controls a bit of a stretch. And I'm 6'.

    Bookmark   February 11, 2013 at 1:45PM
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