What’s the best way to pull a washing machine out?
The best way to pull a washing machine out, is to open the door and get hold of the door opening at the top of the door seal. Then lift the washing machine up and pull it forward. Before trying to do this, make sure the feet haven’t stuck to the floor by tilting the washing machine back slightly.
Don’t attempt it if you have back trouble though.
If the door wont open due to a fault, then you may be able to get some purchase by taking the soap drawer out or by lifting from the underneath the front of the machine and pulling it forward. But without access to the door opening it can be tricky – especially if the washing machine is also full of washing and water. In this scenario, if you can take out the drain hose, you should be able to siphon the water out using the procedure here The washing machine won’t pump water out
If the washing machine is underneath a kitchen work top, once it is out a foot or so, make sure the back feet don’t catch under the floor covering if it wasn’t fitted all the way underneath the washing machine (which is extremely common) If they are going underneath the floor covering, try tilting the machine forward onto its front feet or it will rip the floor covering.
Also, make sure the fill hoses are long enough to allow the washing machine to come out.
Avoid damage to the flooring by using on old towel under the feet. This also helps the machine slide around easier. Some people like to put their washing machine (or other appliance) on trolley wheels (as long as there is enough height available to raise the washing machine)
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