Stacking a washer and dryer can save space in your laundry room, leaving you with more room for storage or other appliances. In this article, we’ll guide you through the process of stacking your LG washer and dryer.
What You’ll Need
Before you begin, make sure you have the following tools and materials:
- LG washer and dryer
- Stacking kit
- Tape measure
Step 1: Measure and Prepare
Measure the height of your washer and dryer to ensure that they will fit in the space you have available. Make sure you have enough clearance above the appliances to accommodate the stacking kit. If necessary, remove any cabinets or shelves above the appliances.
Step 2: Install the Stacking Kit
Install the stacking kit according to the manufacturer’s instructions. The kit should include brackets that attach to the top of the washer and dryer, as well as a support bracket that goes between the two appliances. Use a level to make sure the appliances are aligned correctly.
Step 3: Secure the Appliances
Once the kit is installed, use the screws provided to secure the washer and dryer to each other and to the support bracket. Make sure the appliances are level and stable before moving on to the next step.
Step 4: Connect the Vent Hose
If your dryer is vented, connect the vent hose to the back of the dryer and route it to the outside of your home. This will prevent moisture and lint from building up in your laundry room.
Step 5: Plug in and Test
Plug in both the washer and dryer and test them to make sure they are working properly. If you notice any issues, refer to the user manual or contact LG customer support for assistance.
Can I stack any LG washer and dryer?
No, not all LG washer and dryer models are designed to be stacked. Check the manufacturer’s specifications to ensure that your appliances are compatible with a stacking kit.
Do I need to purchase a separate stacking kit?
Yes, you will need to purchase a stacking kit specifically designed for your LG washer and dryer model.
Can I stack my LG dryer on top of my LG washer without a stacking kit?
No, this is not recommended. Stacking appliances without a proper kit can be dangerous and may cause damage to the appliances.
Stacking your LG washer and dryer is a great way to save space in your laundry room. Follow these steps to ensure that your appliances are stacked safely and securely. If you have any questions or concerns, refer to the user manual or contact LG customer support for assistance.