When the washing machine is new, questions about its transportation do not arise: this is often done by the store. But when moving, especially when the box and other packaging elements (foam, film, etc.) have already been forgotten or thrown away, the problem takes on a serious shape. In the article, we considered the features of preparing automatic washing equipment for transportation, as well as safety requirements during transportation. Read to reduce the risk of damage to the unit.
Preparation for transportation
Before immersing the washing machine in the machine, it is necessary to prepare thoroughly.
First of all, you should completely get rid of moisture from the equipment, otherwise, the remaining water will leak out and damage the internal elements of the machine in the worst case, and in the best case – the skin.
To get rid of the water in the tank, the user needs to tilt the washing machine slightly and remove the drain hose from the hole in the pipe. The drain hose should be moved so that it is below the level on which the pallet is located. Then it is necessary to drain the water into the prepared container.
The water has evaporated, and now the user should carefully wind up the network cable and hose. Then they will need to be fixed externally, for example, tightly wound to the body with tape. It is even better – before attaching the wire and hose with tape, wrap them with a towel, blanket, or bubble wrap: this way, the probability that they will catch on something during transportation and tear is reduced.
The next step is to CLOSE the container intended for the powder, as well as the door. It is necessary to carefully wrap wide insulating tape or tape first around the joints, and then over the entire surface of the hatch and tray, capturing part of the case. The owner of the machine should use several layers.
The final chord of preparation – bolts designed specifically for transportation, which should be used to secure the drum. Without this fixation, it will hang inside the washing machine during transportation, which will lead to damage to the drum itself or the walls of the machine.
The instructions for washing machines indicate the requirements that allow the safe transportation of such equipment. In addition to the actions described above, it is reported there that the unit must be transported only vertically, while securely fixing it in the vehicle.
Violating the rules, the owner of the machine takes a risk, but it happens that the dimensions of the trunk or body do not allow transporting the device by installing it vertically. Therefore, the extreme case is to fix the unit in a lying position: in this case, the machine can only be placed on the back wall – the back. The body must be placed along the movement of the transport vehicle so that the equipment “moves off”.
Before transportation, the user needs to cover the bottom of the trunk or car body with a soft, thick cloth or other material, for example, foam or foam. It should be laid with a margin so that the material does not roll.
Remember that for safe transportation in a cargo body, the unit must be secured. The same requirement applies to transportation in the trunk: put a hard material covered with fabric on the sides of the washing machine.
Importantly! Do not carry the appliance on its side, especially if the tray intended for powder and rinse aid is located at the top. This leads to the fact that residual moisture enters the software panel created to control the washing machine and spoils it.
You should put the washing machine in the trunk carefully: two people are better if the equipment weighs up to 70 kilograms, and three people if it is more like the Samsung WW10H9600EW/LP.
The methods presented in the article are necessary so that the machine does not break during transportation. The presence of bolts designed for transportation greatly simplifies the task: it is with them that the store brings the equipment, and then they are twisted to start the unit in operation.
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