How to pack and move your dishwasher

Normally, the majority of homes come pre-equipped with dishwashers in their kitchens. This is precisely why people won’t usually bother to pack and move their dishwasher to the new place. However, each local move is different and you may want to pack and move your dishwasher for a personal reason.

Is it easy to move a dishwasher? Not really. But we have good news. It’s not super hard either. You’ll just need a few reliable movers and packers Dammam to help you. You should also prepare some tools, packing materials and pieces of moving equipment which you’ll need to transport the appliance to the new house or apartment. But that’ll cost you extra money. So you may as well learn how to prepare and relocate your dishwasher by yourself. Not entirely on your own but along with a couple of strong and reliable friends, that is.

Many homes and apartments come readily equipped with dishwashers in their kitchens and hence relocating with one are not very common.

What to do before you move

Before you can reach the steps to packing and moving your dishwasher, there are a few critical things you should do first. The following tips go to ensure that the appliance moving task goes smoothly and according to plan.

How to properly pack and move your dishwasher

Since a dishwasher is a cumbersome appliance, it can be a very difficult item to move. It’s important that you take all the necessary precautions prior to moving it to make sure that it doesn’t suffer damage.

  1. Remove everything from your dishwasher. You don’t want the unfortunate surprise of opening it only to find broken dishes and glasses at your new home.
  2. Run the dishwasher once to clean it inside before moving. After removing any remaining dishes and silverware, you will need to drain it. Put in some detergent and run it through a regular cleaning cycle with hot water.
  3. You should do this to successfully get rid of any leftover food particles. Hot water helps prevent the growth of any bacteria or mold. Which is an essential thing to do before one of the top moving companies in Bahrain arrives to relocate it?
  4. This is especially important while you are transporting it. After the cycle is complete, leave the door of the dishwasher open for several hours to let the interior air dry.

Pack your dishes and silverware separately

Label all the boxes clearly. Once you’ve cleaned out everything from the dishwasher, put all the pots and pans, dishes, glasses, and silverware securely in proper boxes. You should make sure to clearly label them “fragile” as well. You should mark all sides of the box. That way it will be clearly visible to movers that they have to make sure that they do not stack anything heavy on top of them.

Forgetting to label a few boxes is not a serious mistake. Packing and moving a large and heavy household appliance for no good reason is.

Disconnect your dishwasher to safely pack it and move it

The inside of your dishwasher is squeaky clean, you’ve removed all the dishes and you’re ready to move! Not so fast! You need to remove the dishwasher from the wall first and pack it up for your move. There are still a few loose ends you’re going to want to tie up. Like the power cord, for starters!

Here are the steps that you can follow to safely disconnecting appliances:

Do the following to safely pack and move your dishwasher:

  • The first thing you need to do is slowly and carefully dislodge the dishwasher from its location. In most homes and apartments, dishwashers are embedded into the kitchen cabinetry. They are typically located close to the kitchen sink or another appliance.
  • To pack and move your dishwasher, you’ll need to slide it out of this housing. Usually, you can find a bunch of screws or bolts holding the dishwasher in place. These you can simply remove to free the appliance.
  • Disconnect the dishwasher from the power source. When you dislodge the dishwasher from its housing and slide it away, you’ll see the wires in the back.
  • Unplug the dishwasher from all its power outlets and wrap up the cord into a neat bundle.
  • Then, remove all the contents from the appliance such as racks, trays, and baskets inside of the dishwasher. You should pack them separately, to prevent them from being jostled around during the move, which can damage the appliance.

Now you can safely pack your dishwasher

Remove all hoses and pack them separately. In addition to the power cords, you also need to disconnect the exterior hoses on the back of the dishwasher. These are hooked up to the water lines. For guidance on how to correctly disconnect these parts, see your owner’s manual, because models may differ from each other. After removing the hoses, wrap them and properly place them in a box. Remember to label it so that when you arrive at your destination, you can readily discover these components prior to reassembling.

You should wrap the dishwasher in a thick pad or a moving blanket.

Before you can load it onto the truck, you should wrap the entire unit in a moving blanket or thick pad to provide it with additional protection. Secure the blanket in place by tying a moving strap around it to keep it from shifting in transit.
Always use high-quality moving equipment to load the dishwasher onto the truck. Like all large, heavy appliances, you should have the help of multiple people when loading it onto the moving truck. Gain access to a hand truck or dolly, because it is an adequate tool you should use to safely transport the dishwasher onto the moving truck.

Woman and question marks on how to pack and move your dishwasher
A successful move between two homes often comes down to making the right decisions when it matters the most.

Contact us

Of course, the best thing you can do is hire some professional movers to lend a hand. Large, heavy items like dishwashers are difficult to move by your inexperienced self. That is why it’s it’s such a smart idea to hire professional movers and packers to handle it for you. Just call us or and fill out our free and easy-to-use quote form on our website. Have a smooth relocation with our help!

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