I'm thinking of getting a Washer / Dryer Unit in which the Dryer is
directly on top of the Washer. This will be replacing an old Washer /
Dryer Unit that were Side-By-Side. I live in a townhouse (not that
that matters). They will be going in on the 2nd Floor, and I'm
concerned that the weight might be too much for the floors. Could
this pose a problem? How would I find out if the weight of the Dryer
on top of the Washer is indeed too much for the floor?
Not a problem- the dryer is just a couple of tin boxes and a motor- no
significant weight there. Couple of hundred pounds, max. Look on the side of
the box in the store, or on the data plate, or on the manufacturer web site.
On a second floor install like that, I would take advantage of the empty
room to put down a catch pan, with drain if plausible, and maybe one of
those auto water shutoff switches, for the washer. There is a reason washers
are usually on the lowest level- at some point, almost all of them overflow
or leak, at least a little.
Maybe a little more. One of the GE products I just checked
was spec'ed with a net weight of 277 pounds. Add a bit for
water and clothes when it's in use.
Even so, it's going to be the equivalent of a couple of
adults -- not a floor loading problem for anything with
Good point. Ceiling repairs are such a pain!
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On Jan 29, 8:22�am, samadams email@example.com wrote:
it automatically turns on water ONLY when washer is on. so water in
lines arent pressurized unless washer is in use.
theres also a leak pan the washer sits in, you run a drain line off it
outdoors or to basement. so leaks dont do damage
finally theres a water sensor alarm, its sounds alarm when leak occurs.
if alve failed the most that would likely occur is water on all the
time to hoses.
being its a fixed position permanetely installed item it should be
flood from washer almosat certinally covered by homeowners insurance.
once homeownewrs pays for flood they will most likely require a auto
On Jan 28, 6:22 pm, samadams firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I'm sure that the floor would support the weight, but you might find
that there will be some vibration. I did this in a bungalow on the
main floor, and with both the washer and the dryer running, there is
some evident vibration in the floor.
In fairness, this might be more due to the high speed of a front
loading washer than the fact that both appliances are stacked...
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