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If you need to transport a washing machine or fridge freezer then the process can be either straight forward or more complicated. The complexity of the appliance delivery job will be dictated by the state of the appliance, if it’s connected to the mains electricity, plumbed in or otherwise connected to a house it will take more work before it can be transported.

If you’re buying an oven, dishwasher or other appliance online and require delivery then it should just be a simple courier job, as disconnecting the appliance (if it’s second hand) should be taken care of by the seller.

Preparing appliances for delivery

If you’re getting a machine picked up and need to prepare it for transportation yourself there are a few precautions to take that will ensure you can uninstall it safely:

(Bear in mind that while you can undertake these tasks yourself, it’s recommended that you use a professional service)

Electrical: If you’re moving an electric oven, tumble dryer or other electric appliance make sure that you switch off the mains electricity that runs to it first! Then you’ll be able to unplug it from its socket safely (this will usually involve pulling out the appliance first).

Gas: If you’re removing a gas oven for example you will need to disconnect it from the mains, turning off the inlet and removing the bayonet fitting which is akin to removing a lighbulb. If this all seems too complicated it might be worth calling in a professional.

Water: Disconnecting white goods like washing machines and dishwashers involves a bit more work than simple electrics. This time you’ve got two connections to deal with; first switch off the mains electricity.

To disconnect a water supply:

- Pull out the machine gently (you don’t want to damage your floor).
- Trace the water hoses back to where they meet your pipes, usually under the sink
- Tighten the valves on the pipes (usually so they are perpendicular to the pipework)
- Remove the hoses, and cap the valves if you’re not installing a new appliance
- Find and disconnect the wastewater pipe that should either run to the drains directly, or the U-bend under the sink. (There might be waste left that you’ll need to drain away as well)

Moving an appliance: Take care when dragging out appliances, it will usually take two people to avoid damaging the floor. Items such as washing machines are usually very heavy to stop them shaking about during use.

Tying up loose ends : Make sure you secure any loose wires to the body of the appliance with tape or fasteners. Any pipes you disconnect can either travel separately or inside the machine itself.

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