Help me keep things clean and dry
February 13, 2014 2:46 PM Subscribe
For reasons, I have to pull a stackable washer/dryer set out of the closet it's installed in, and I have to do it by myself. I want to learn from your mistakes.
posted by davejay to Home & Garden (7 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
The door is taller than the stack, so I can remove them as a unit if I prefer. Here are the complications:
1. The units are almost exactly the width of the doorframe (with the door removed); I witnessed the installation, so I know the units will fit, but barely;
2. There is no room whatsoever to squeeze/reach around to the back of the units for disconnecting, and no access panels, so I can only climb the stack and hang down the back of the units. In theory I can unstack the dryer first (so I don't have to reach down as far) but it's just me and I haven't been able to find a rental AllDolly or similar to pull it out onto;
3. Assuming I manage to disconnect it and use an appliance dolly to pull both units out, it'll be onto a hardwood floor. My assumption is that the drain and water lines are the only places where water will leak, but I fear I'll park 'em off to the side and move 'em the next day only to find a huge puddle and a ruined wooden floor.
If you've been through something like this and have some tips, please advise.