Looking for options for w/d closet

peacefulNCApril 20, 2013

I've been forced to relocate with work and found a cute 1900's house that's been renovated and signed a lease to rent.

When I first looked at the home, the real estate agent said that the w/d closet would house a full size stacking washer and dryer.

Now that I'm trying to find one I'm having trouble. The owner said she took the contractor's word that the size was good for a full size unit but I'm not so sure.

The closet is 48" wide and 31" deep, with the vent on the left side wall.

The smallest full size machines I found at Sears are 29.75" deep... and i understand you need an addition 4.5" (with an elbow) for venting.

Does anyone know of any models that will fit this space?

Thank you for any assistance you can provide!!

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I don't think you will be able to find a full size (27' wide) washer and dryer that will fit that depth. From my experience, having dealt with a fairly shallow laundry closet, only the LGs are under 30 inches. However, you need space for a dryer duct and hoses,etc. Even using a rigid flat duct, you need at least 34-35' depth. So I think your options are 24' Euro style machines (that would be my choice if I were you) or a small stacked unit.

    Bookmark   April 22, 2013 at 7:35AM
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What if i purchased a side air vent since the exterior vent is on the left side wall?

    Bookmark   April 22, 2013 at 9:00PM
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That would probably help but you still need space for the hoses and the drain pipe from the washer (at least 2-3'). So 31' will super tight. Are you measuring to the wall/trim or the door? The door frame may give you a bit of additional depth.

Do some research and look at owner's manuals for various brands and see what you can find. They give dimensions as well minimum clearance required from the wall. I can tell you right now that any Samsung model is out - they all are over 30'. But you may have some luck with LGs, Duets or other brands.

Good luck.

    Bookmark   April 23, 2013 at 12:46PM
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