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Replace Stackable Washer/Dryer

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Replace Stackable Washer/Dryer

So I live in a townhome and my laundry is on the second floor with a stackable washer/dryer.

We are looking to replace the washer but think we might as well replace both to ensure they work and stack properly.

Any thoughts on that? Can we just buy the washer instead? Also we don't need super fancy ones, just reliable and decent size. No need for bells/whistles.

Also we would be looking for a place to purchase these units and then require someone to remove the old machines and install the new ones. What type of people would we be looking to hire for this type of job?

Thanks!
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May 6, 2005
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Most laundry pairs have stacking kits that you can purchase separately from most stores that sell appliances. If you don't buy a matching pair, then check the manufacturer's website to make sure both the washer and dryer use the same stacking kit.

Costco is one of the better options for large appliances, as they include delivery and removal of your old machines for reasonable prices. They don't install, though, but installation is fairly straightforward if you have the muscle to lift the dryer on top of the washer. The hose connections just screw in and the electrical cords just plug in. The stacking kit will screw into the washer and dryer.

Independent appliance stores like CAS offer delivery, removal, and installation, but will charge separately for each service. The total price may be higher than Costco in the end.
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I have a pair of LG washer/dryer stacked with the LG stacking kit. You should definitely get a set to ensure it stacks properly. During spin cycle, it can vibrate a lot so it could be dangerous if not stacked properly.
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wushudrew wrote: Most laundry pairs have stacking kits that you can purchase separately from most stores that sell appliances. If you don't buy a matching pair, then check the manufacturer's website to make sure both the washer and dryer use the same stacking kit.

Costco is one of the better options for large appliances, as they include delivery and removal of your old machines for reasonable prices. They don't install, though, but installation is fairly straightforward if you have the muscle to lift the dryer on top of the washer. The hose connections just screw in and the electrical cords just plug in. The stacking kit will screw into the washer and dryer.

Independent appliance stores like CAS offer delivery, removal, and installation, but will charge separately for each service. The total price may be higher than Costco in the end.
I took a look at Costco website, it does not appear to have stacking kits for all brands etc. Would someone buy their appliances online or in store?
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Costco selection is more limited, so I wouldn't just shop at Costco. I bought mine at CAS and they can have decent deals from time to time.
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speedyforme wrote: I took a look at Costco website, it does not appear to have stacking kits for all brands etc. Would someone buy their appliances online or in store?
Costco doesn't carry the stacking kits for the major brands. You would need to buy it separately from a hardware or appliance store. As for actual appliances, you would order them online and the shipping company would contact you to arrange a time.

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