Tips for Moving Appliances

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Appliances are some of the most difficult common objects to move. These weighty and inconvenient machines often require the expertise of a team of skilled movers who can effectively transport it without damaging it. However, so as to better inform our customers, here’s a guide from the residential moving experts at Noah’s Ark Moving and Storage on how to move appliances.

Moving Refrigerators

Refrigerators are incredibly bulky and heavy. They need at least two people to be moved without risking injury.

  • Make sure to unplug the refrigerator at least 2 days before you plan to move it; needless to say, remove all the food first.
  • Allow the ice of the freezer to thaw.
  • Disconnect the water attachment in the back of the refrigerator.
  • Clean out the whole refrigerator to eliminate any food particles or smell.
  • Strap the refrigerator door shut so it cannot open or shift while moving.

Moving Ovens

Ovens, while usually smaller than refrigerators, are also incredibly bulky and require at least two people to be moved without risking injury.

  • Make sure to clean the interior and exterior of the oven, paying attention to eliminate any chemicals or grease.
  • If your oven is directly wired into your wall (plugless oven) contact a licensed electrician to disconnect it from the wiring and gas line – THIS SHOULD NEVER BE PERFORMED YOURSELF. Usually gas company technicians will perform this service for free.
  • Shut the oven door and strap it so it won’t open. This includes the bottom tray that slides out.
  • Take all eyes off the stove and safely store them.
  • If you have a wired oven, contact a licensed electrician to connect it to the wiring and gas line of your new home.

Moving Dishwashers

Be gentle when handling dishwashers, as they have many delicate components; after all, they are really made to remain in one place.

  • Remove all dishes from the dishwasher and don’t use it to store any items during the move.
  • Unplug the dishwasher from the power supply and water connections – but make sure to turn off the dishwasher’s water line before unplugging it.
  • Take off the bottom plate from the dishwasher before the move and store it safely.
  • Take the dishwasher away from the kitchen counter.
  • Put all connections and hoses in a safe place – like inside the dishwasher (this is an exception to the storage rule,) to keep them safe. Put all screws in a designated sealed baggie, and try to keep all components together.
  • Lock up and strap the dishwasher door shut.

Clothes Washers

Clothes washers are incredibly heavy – again, make sure at least two people can move it. The procedure of unplugging the clothes washer from the water line after shutting the water line off is the same as listed above for dishwashers.

Dryers

Clothing dryers are lighter than you might think – but just to be safe, again, have at least two people on hand to move it.

  • Take all clothes out of the dryer, and don’t use it to store clothes when moving.
  • Try to disconnect the dryer from power and then unplug it’s power cords.
  • Take the dryer vent out of the dryer.
  • Put the dryer vent and the cord inside the dryer.
  • Seal all loose screws or component in a designated baggy, all together, and keep them in a safe space that you will remember.
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Tips for Moving Appliances

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Appliances are some of the most difficult common objects to move. These weighty and inconvenient machines often require the expertise of a team of skilled movers who can effectively transport it without damaging it. However, so as to better inform our customers, here’s a guide from the residential moving experts at Noah’s Ark Moving and Storage on how to move appliances.

Moving Refrigerators

Refrigerators are incredibly bulky and heavy. They need at least two people to be moved without risking injury.

Moving Ovens

Ovens, while usually smaller than refrigerators, are also incredibly bulky and require at least two people to be moved without risking injury.

Moving Dishwashers

Be gentle when handling dishwashers, as they have many delicate components; after all, they are really made to remain in one place.

Clothes Washers

Clothes washers are incredibly heavy – again, make sure at least two people can move it. The procedure of unplugging the clothes washer from the water line after shutting the water line off is the same as listed above for dishwashers.

Dryers

Clothing dryers are lighter than you might think – but just to be safe, again, have at least two people on hand to move it.

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