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Question DetailsAsked on 8/6/2014

How do you move a washing machine to a different location ?

My washing machine is in the basement and I want to move it

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Check out several similar questions over the past year or two about moving washer/dryer in the Home > Plumbing section of Browse Projects, at lower left.

Not a real simple thing to do - have to run electricity to the new location (including a 220V circuit if electric dryer or want that capability there for resale, gas line for gas dryer (or to provide that capability), hot and cold water lines, and drain line for the washer. Plus you will likely want a floor drain and watertight floor put under it so if it leaks or overflows in the future it does not drown the downstairs out.

Upstairs laundry centers are quite popular - I know when we bought our house (with a 2 year old and another planned) it was a significant factor in my wife's wish list, not only to avoid hauling laundry up and down stairs, but also if in or near the kitchen then can do kitchen and laundry chores and watch the kids all at once. I would advise, if doing it, include 220V power and gas line even if you don't need both for your dryer - the extra couple of hundred $ will likely pay off come resale time.

Answered 6 years ago by LCD


We did this a few months ago and it wasn't a big deal for us. We bought a new ventless 1 unit combo LG washer/dryer, ran a single 20 amp line, ran PEX supply lines up, and installed a drain line from there to the basement sink next to the old washer (still in use by tenants). I did all the plumbing myself and it was easy - but our new laundry room was a very short run and had easy access with just gutting out one small wall in a closet above the basement level.

Some of the possible complexity is really up to where you want to have it, and what it would take to get the supply lines to there, and the drain line back down. We really can't say how easy or tricky that might be without understanding your situation.

Good luck!


Answered 6 years ago by Jefferson

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