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How do I stack my dryer on my washing machine?

In order to safely place your dryer on top of your washing machine, you need a stacking kit. A staking kit ensures the machines are securely stacked. Even if the dryer is deeper than the washing machine. That way, you don't have to worry that the dryer will fall from the washing machine. In this article, you can read how to set up a stacking kit step by step. You can also have Coolblue do this for you.

What do I need?

Stacking kit with parts

To put your dryer on your washing machine, you need the following:

  • A universal stacking kit with all parts in the box.
  • A spirit level.
  • Someone to help you.

Step 1: level it

Level it

First, put the washing machine in the right place and make sure you have enough room to stack the appliances. Then, level the washing machine. This prevents your washing and drying set from being skewed and making noise. Place the spirit level on the top of the washing machine. You can level the washing machine by turning the adjustable feet in or out. Is the bubble of the spirit level exactly between the 2 lines? Tighten the gears on the washing machine.

Step 2: attach anti-slip strips

As soon as the washing machine is level, prepare the stacking kit for placement. Turn the stacking kit upside down and remove all parts from the package. First, attach the 4 white plastic strips to each corner of the casing. Next, attach the 4 black anti-slip parts. Turn the stacking so the smooth side faces up. Put it on the middle of the washing machine.

Step 3: roll out the fastening strap

Now take the fastening strap and roll it out completely. Make sure that the handle of the strap tensioner points outwards. Insert the strap through the middle slot on the right side of the stacking kit, from top to bottom. Pull the strap under the washing machine and keep the strap straight and centered. Next, pull the strap through the middle slot on the other side of the stacking kit, from bottom to top. Let the belt hang temporarily.

Step 4: place the dryer

Place the dryer on the washing machine

Does the dryer have 4 feet in all the corners? The dryer is stable enough and you don't have to place anti-slip strips. You can place the dryer directly in the middle of the stacking kit. Pay attention. What if the dryer doesn't have 4 feet in the corners? Unscrew all 4 and stick the 4 black anti-slip strips in the corners of the stacking kit. Next, lift the dryer in the middle on the stacking kit. It is useful if someone helps you with this.

Step 5: use the strap tensioner

Strap tensioner stacking kit

Now that the dryer is on the washing machine, use the strap tensioner. First, take the fastening strap on the left side of your washing and drying set. This is still loose at the moment. Pull the strap over the washing machine and dryer and pull it through the middle slot of the strap tensioner. You can tension the strap by moving the lever of the belt tensioner up and down. Do this until the strap is completely tightened. For extra protection, attach the white plastic cover to the strap tensioner.

Take the dimensions into account

Stacking kit washing machine and dryer

It's possible that your dryer is deeper than your washing machine. That won't be a problem. Dryers that are deeper can still be fit on a washing machine when you use a universal stacking kit. Use the anti-slip strips to keep your dryer securely in place. Check if your washing machine isn't smaller than 55cm deep. If it is, you can't place a stacking kit on top of your washing machine and you have to place the dryer next to your washing machine.

Installation by Coolblue

Stacking kit with dryer and washing machine

When purchasing a stacking kit in combination with a washing machine or dryer, you can let Coolblue take care of the installation. When you select the installation service, our delivery drivers assemble the devices upon delivery.

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