How to move a washing machine

Moving house can be a daunting task, especially when it comes to moving large appliances like a washing machine. At Beko, we understand the importance of making sure your appliances are moved safely and securely. In this guide, we will take you through a step-by-step process on how to move your washing machine, helping you relocate your appliance without any damage.

Carrying a washing machine


Before moving your washing machine, it's essential to prepare the appliance and the surrounding area. Here are some steps to follow:

  1. Turn off the power. Make sure to unplug the washing machine from the electrical outlet and turn off the power at the breaker box.
  2. Remove water. If you have any water left in the washing machine, it's important to drain this before moving your appliance. You can do this by placing a bucket under the drain hose and removing the hose from the drain. Be prepared for water spillage and use towels to mop up any excess water.
  3. Disconnect the hose. Disconnect the water supply hose/s from the back of the washing machine.
  4. Secure the drum. Secure the drum by using the transit bolts provided by the manufacturer.
  5. Clean the appliance. Before moving, it's important to clean the washing machine to prevent the growth of any mould or mildew during transportation.

Moving the Washing Machine

Now that you have prepared the washing machine, it's time to move it to your new home. Here's how to move your washing machine safely:

  1. Get help. Washing machines are heavy and bulky, so it's important to have help moving the appliance. If you are moving the appliance without professional help, make sure to ask a friend or family member to assist you.
  2. Use a dolly. Place the washing machine on a dolly to make it easier to move. Make sure to secure the appliance to the dolly with straps.
  3. Lift the washing machine. Lift the washing machine onto the dolly, making sure to prevent injury by lifting with your legs, not your back.
  4. Load the washing machine. Carefully load the washing machine onto a truck or van. Make sure the appliance is secure and won't move during transportation.
  5. Unload the washing machine. Once you arrive at your new home, carefully unload the washing machine, and place it in the desired location.


After moving the washing machine to your new home, it's important to install the appliance correctly. Here are some tips to follow:

  1. Remove the transit bolts. Locate and unscrew the transit bolds, ensuring they are completely loosened before removing them carefully.
  2. Level the washing machine. Make sure the washing machine is level to prevent any shaking or movement during operation.
  3. Connect the inlet hose. Reconnect the water supply hose/s to the back of the washing machine.
  4. Connect the drain hose to a suitable drain outlet. Insert the end of the hose into the drain opening, ensuring a secure and tight fit, and secure it in place
  5. Plug in the appliance. Plug the washing machine back into the electrical outlet and turn on the power at the breaker box.
  6. Run a cycle. Run a cycle with an empty load to ensure that the washing machine is functioning correctly.

By following these simple steps, you can ensure that your washing machine arrives safely at your new home. At Beko, we take pride in providing our customers with high-quality appliances that are easy to move and install. If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact us at 0333 207 9710. Our expert support team will be more than happy to assist and organise technical assistance for you.

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