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Packing and Moving a Dishwasher

March 11, 2021

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Packing and Moving a Dishwasher

We learn a lot of new things as we move. You'll feel overwhelmed by the amount of work ahead of you, particularly if you're also moving kitchen appliances like a dishwasher. However, there is no need to purchase a dishwasher twice when you can easily learn how to pack a dishwasher when relocating. You'll save money and have an easier time transporting your high-quality dishwasher. You can still depend on the experts for assistance if you don't have enough time to do it yourself. They are well-versed in all of the required techniques and are very effective. Let's look at how you can do this on your own first.

While not every dishwasher is the same, there are a few basic steps to follow. What you should note is that the method varies from one manufacturer to the next. That is why we always recommend looking for the manufacturer's manual and, if applicable, adequate packing and moving techniques. Because you want to use your dishwasher machine for years to come, it's better to be safe than sorry.

Empty the Dishwasher

First and foremost, you must unload the dishwasher of all dishes, bowls, plates, and other utensils. In order to be moved, it must be absolutely empty. It is common sense to assume that if any of the dishes are left in, they are likely to break during transportation.

Clean the Dishwasher

The next step is to thoroughly clean the dishwasher of any leftover food. If something is left behind and the dishwasher is not opened for several days, unusual odors will develop, which you do not want. Now, in the machine's circle, pour a small amount of liquid soap or vinegar, and start a new cycle of hot water.

After the cycle is complete, leave the doors open to allow the machine to dry naturally. If you don't let it dry completely before transporting it, you might end up with a moldy dishwasher. If you don't have time to wait for it to dry naturally, simply wipe the water drops with a clean cloth.

Turn off the Power Supply

To safely disconnect your machine, turn off the power supply from the circuit breaker by turning off the kitchen switch. After that, you should turn off the water valve for the dishwasher. It is now secure for you to proceed. You can employ a handyman to help you find these power and water sources in your home if you are uncertain.

Detach from Countertops

Dishwasher machines are normally connected to the countertops to keep them from shifting during the washing process. This is not an impossible feat; simply take out your screwdriver kit and unscrew all of the screws holding the unit in place. When you're done, make sure you put every single screw into the plastic zip bag. If you lose them, you'll just waste time looking for replacements.

Pack the Dishwasher

Pull your dishwasher from the counter with care and put it on a furniture dolly. This appears to be a lot easier than it is. We recommend that you have a friend or two by your side to assist you with this. You can secure the machine until it is securely mounted on the furniture dolly. Tape the doors shut so they don't open during transportation. You should also tape the hose to the machine's backside. Wrap plastic wrap around the entire machine and cover it completely with moving blankets. 

Hire Professional Movers for Packing and Transporting

If you don't have enough time or don't have someone to assist you, you can hire a licensed moving company to pack and transport your dishwasher. You'll be relieved that someone else can do it, and you'll prevent a moving injury in the process. Furthermore, you will be covered in the event that something goes wrong with your dishwasher.

Want help with packing and moving dishwasher, then contact the Home Moving Company in New Haven, CT

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