An average washing machine typically weighs somewhere between 150-200 pounds. Most washing devices have nearly the same shape and size, and this makes it easy for you to find the suitable equipment to haul and load the washer into a moving truck.
With this knowledge, you will know what to use if you are moving houses or buying a new device.
Weight of a Washing Machine in Kg
The weight of a washing machine in kilograms ranges between 60kg and 90kg, but most popular models weigh 70kg on average. Depending on the capacity of the drum, some washers may exceed 110kg. A washing appliance may also weigh more or less depending on whether it has a concrete or not.
When buying the device, you will come across numbers such as 7 kg, 8 kg, or 9 kg, which refers to the capacity of the load or weight of clothes that you can put in the machine when they are dry. These numbers do not apply to the washing equipment itself.
Why Washing Machines Contain Concrete
A washer needs to be stable since there is a lot of movement during a single washing cycle. A concrete block weighs about 25 kg on average, and it is used to stabilize the machine during the spin cycle. A washing appliance without concrete can remove itself from under the bench and wobble to the front path. Concrete adds to the weight of the machine and essentially makes it stable.
Since concrete is not entirely environment-friendly, there is a new invention where a lighter stabilizer is fitted onto the appliance. Cement is replaced with a hollow plastic with counter-weight on top of the washer, filled with water after delivery.
Fitting a washing machine with the device reduces its weight drastically and makes it easier to transport. With this invention, the amount of CO2 emitted during the production of concrete is also minimized.
Popular Models of Washing Machines in the UK and Their Weight
When buying a new washing appliance or are interested in moving one, you need to know how much it weighs. Below are examples of popular models of the devices and their weight in the UK;
|Samsung Add-Wash WW80K5410UX||61 kg (best for moving upstairs)|
|AEG SoftWater L9FSC949R||78.5 kg (comes with a fabulous 9 kg washing capacity)|
|Grundig GWN4830CW||75 kg (with 8 kg drum capacity)|
|Hoover Dynamic Next DXOC 69 AFN||68 kg (9 kg drum capacity)|
|Hoover DXOA610AHFN||70 kg (10 kg wash capacity, can be controlled from your mobile)|
|Beko Pro WX842430W||70 kg ( best for those on a budget)|
How to Pull Out a Washing Machine
If you want to clean behind your washing machine or move it to a different spot, you need to be careful since it is not as easy as it looks. These machines are heavy, and most of them have no wheels. It would help if you were cautious not to damage the flooring or hurt your back when moving the washer. Follow these simple steps;
- Pulling Out
Start by opening the door and hold its opening at the top of the seal. You then need to pick up the washing appliance and pull it forward using its back feet. To avoid damaging the flooring, place some old towels under the feet, which will also help the appliance slide quickly.
Ensure that the mains cable, fill, and drain hoses are long enough for the device to come out. You can also turn off the taps and detach the wires and tubes to get the washing machine out. Pushing a washer back in place can be easy or tricky depending on the floor’s surface, as most of them have feet instead of wheels.
You can walk the device back by first pushing one side a little, followed by the other. Make sure to push the front of the washing machine as low down as possible to avoid denting the front panels. You can also push the device using your knees, but be careful not to put dents.
- Make the Feet Free
Make sure that the feet of the washing machine is not stuck on to the floor to avoid ripping it. If the feet are stuck on the flooring, lift the washing machine with the door open. Your hands should be at the top of the opening, the tip the device forward to lift the back feet and ensure they are not stuck.
- How to pull out if the door Can’t Open
If the door is faulty and cannot open, you can lift out the soap drawer and lift it via its opening. You can also lift from underneath the front of the appliance and pull it forward harder.
How to Move Your Washing Machine
Moving your washing machine requires you to take precautions to avoid damaging it or getting hurt. The following steps are necessary,
- Unplug the device and empty all its contents
Ensure that your washer does not have any clothes inside and shut off the water supply to the device before you unplug it. Detach the cold and hot water hoses from the appliance and unplug it from the source of power, securing all wires and cords onto the device using packing tape.
- Protect the Washer With Moving Pads or Blankets
Drape the washing machine with moving blankets or wrap with moving pads to protect it during movement. Covering the device also protects it from damage while on the truck.
- Load it on the truck using proper equipment
You can use a hand-truck or dolly to move the washing machine to the moving truck safely. You should then get the help of several people, to load your washer onto the truck.
- Hire professional movers
Since it is not possible to move your washing machine alone safely, you should hire the assistance of professional packers and movers. You will be sure to get your washing machine to your desired place without any damages.
A washing machine is an essential appliance that makes it easy to clean your clothes. But it is necessary to know how much it weighs before purchasing one or when moving houses. Ensure that you know the load capacity as well as the weight of the machine itself.
It is also essential to know how to move it without damaging or getting hurt and the right model that suits your needs.