To follow up the last post on moving a washing machine, here are some tips for moving a dryer from your old house to a new house. The steps are fairly similar to the steps used for a washing machine, but there are some differences. Again these are just some general guidelines. It is always best to check with your manufacturer to see if your dryer has any specific rules or care instructions.
- Unplug any power cords from the outlet.
- If your dryer uses gas, turn off the gas at the source. Then unhook the gas line from the dryer.
- Disconnect the ventilation hose from the back of the dryer.
- Secure all hoses and cables before moving the dryer. You can probably place the hose and cables inside of the dryer, depending on the setup.
- The easiest way to move the dryer is with the help of a dolly. Just like the washing machine, use some straps or other tie downs to keep the dryer attached to the dolly. Keep the dryer centered on the dolly so that all of the weight is evenly distributed.
- Have a couple of other people help you to guide the dryer out of it’s location and out to the moving truck, truck bed, or trailer.
- Be careful going up and down stairs or other places where the height changes.
When you are at the new location, follow the steps in reverse order and do the opposite action. As was said earlier, these are general steps. You may have more work to do to setup your dryer properly.