Asked by: Neoma Homet
asked in category: General Last Updated: 28th May, 2020

Can a washing machine be transported on its side?

Can You Lay a Washer on Its Side When Moving? It's recommended you always keep a washing machine in an upright position. Laying a washer on its side can cause the inner and outer tubs to bump against each other, which can loosen support pads or damage the suspension.

Click to see full answer.


Also asked, is it safe to transport a washing machine on its side?

This keeps the drum from moving inside the washer and protects it from damage. Also, make sure your washer is placed in the moving van upright. Shipping your washer on its side, front, or back can damage it. When you install your washer in your new home, most likely you will have to level and balance it.

Also Know, can you move a washing machine without transit bolts? Moving a washing machine without transit bolts will run the serious risk of damaging your machine, so we strongly advise against it. However, you must remember to remove the transit bolts once your move is complete, as they can seriously damage your machine should you begin a wash cycle with them still in place.

Also question is, can a dryer be transported on its side?

When moving a dryer: It does not harm the dryer to lay it on its side or back during transporting. Exception: Unitized washer/dryer models should only be transported / moved in an upright position. Do not lay on side or back.

Can you lay a washing machine on its back to repair?

It's recommended you always keep a washing machine in an upright position. Laying a washer on its side can cause the inner and outer tubs to bump against each other, which can loosen support pads or damage the suspension. It can also cause the tubs to move out of alignment and alter the way your unit works.

28 Related Question Answers Found

How do you transport a washing machine?

How do you balance a washing machine?

How do you transport a washer and dryer?


Can a washer and dryer fit in a minivan?

How do you move a front load washer?


What are shipping bolts on a washing machine?

Can you lay a stackable washer and dryer on its back?

Can an electric stove be transported on its side?


How do you move a dryer?

How much are stackable washer and dryers?

Can you turn a clothes dryer upside down?


What is a unitized dryer?

Does a tumble dryer have transit bolts?