depending on how old is the dryer i would either move it ( in upward
or sideways position - doesn't really matter) or not even bother
moving it; we moved 3 yrs. old electric dryer last year to a new
house; it quit after few more uses ----- heating elements simply fell
Best answer = check the manual for moving instructions. Thanks! I will
do that, that's probably the best way to start.
Anyway, here are the details
We're moving it in a 2002 VW Golf, which can accommodate a 30x30x48
inch dryer lying down. Not everyone has access to a truck.
Does anyone know anything specific that will hurt a GAS dryer if I lie
it down? I can lay it on the side or back.
It's just a question of whether any internal parts are partially held in
place by gravity. Those could start moving around once the dryer is laid on
its side. If you have any of these they might go right back into place when
the dryer is turned back upright or they might not. In addition, if
anything moves around it might damage itself or other components while doing
I would try gently tilting the unit and listen (feel) for any shifting. My
guess is that you will be fine. The drum in particular might move around a
bit, but that is largely dependent on how long the drive is and how rough
I would be more worried about a washer than a dryer as dryers just aren't
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