Can we mismatch a stacked washer/dryer?
December 5, 2012 9:11 AM Subscribe
Our washer & dryer are a stacked set of Frigidaire Gallery front-loading machines. The washing machine, which is 10 years old, just gave up the ghost. We'd like to replace it, but they don't currently sell a Frigidaire model that is designed to be stacked with our Frigidaire dryer (which is only 3 years old, and working just fine). I can't seem to find an appliance store that will sell us a different brand of washing machine, because they say it's not safe to stack mismatched units. Is there any way we can do this safely, so we don't have to replace a perfectly good (and expensive!) dryer just to replace the washing machine?
posted by ericbop to home & garden (16 answers total)
Our dryer is on top, and the new washing machine would be on the bottom. Our preferred replacement would be the Maytag Performance 27"
Front-loading washing machine, which is much deeper than our dryer, so is there a way to securely stack our old dryer on top of this new washer, so that the dryer doesn't fall on our heads during the washer's spin cycle?