I am moving out of my house and It will be about 2 years for my next place
to be ready I have all new appliances. Dishwasher, Gas stove,
Icemaker/water dispenser fridge, Gas dryer and washer (front load) I don't
know if these details make any difference but I was going to put them all
into storage and was wondering if there is anything I should do to prepare
them for the long storage?? Thanks
The dishwasher has water at the pump level and the Fridge has a gallon or
two in the tank that should be drained before storage EVEN if the storage
site is temp controlled. The clothes washer may or may not have water I
can't say for sure.
I would also cap the gas and water connections on the dryer, dishwasher,
Fridge and stove to prevent possible bugs entering. Low tech version duct tape or a suitable cap/plug = the expensive version.
May have missed something but I think that does it.
Thanks guys the info was great!! One last question.. They suggested
that I propped the door open on the dishwasher should I do the same with the
fridge?? I don't like the idea of the fridge being open and critters
crawling into it while it is in storage.. I guess there is no way around
You could put a couple of boxes of baking soda to absorb the moisture
and odors in each and keep the door closed. Turn the dishwasher
upside down and over to drain out most of the water before you store
Also I would recommend you put out fresh rat-poison when you store
them. I had a mouse make a home in my stored gas stove and ruined it.
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