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Kenmore Elite front-loading washing machines and dryers are compatible with several models of Kenmore pedestals. When a pedestal is installed, the washer or dryer is placed on top of it, which raises the appliance off of the ground, reducing the bending required when doing a load of laundry. Both the washer and dryer have their own pedestals. When transporting your washer or dryer, it is important to first remove the appliance from its pedestal. Washers and dryers are extremely heavy, so it is important to have at least one able-bodied partner to assist you with uninstalling the washer and dryer from the pedestal.
Unplug the washer and dryer from the wall outlets.
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Turn off the water supply valves that supply the water to the washing machine. Remove the water supply lines from the rear of the washer using pliers. Squeeze the squeeze clamp securing the drain hose to the washing machine drain valve and remove the drain hose.
Disconnect the dryer vent by removing the screws from the clamp and then pulling the vent off of the dryer.
Move both the washer and dryer away from the wall so that there is enough space for them to be placed on their backs.
Open the drawer of the pedestal. Pull the lever on the left drawer slider up and push the lever on the right drawer slider down. While holding the levers, have a partner pull out the drawer and set it aside.
Tilt the appliance and lie it down on its back. Do not attempt to tip the appliance by yourself; instead, enlist the assistance of at least one able-bodied partner.
Remove the four screws located on the roof of the pedestal, securing the pedestal to the underside of the appliance. Remove the pedestal.
Repeat these steps for the other appliance.
Andrew Todd has been writing since 2006. He has written for the Consumer Search website and the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Florida. Todd has a Bachelor of Science in criminal justice from the University of Central Florida.