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Tips for storing old washer!

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So SEARs has my new washer and dryer ready for pickup so I am getting ready to put my old ones in the garage. My question is what advice would you guys give me on storage? I have an old kenmore 70 series direct drive unit washer and dryer I want them to stay in my garage as backups and for later when I have a shop with water hook up. What steps should I take to winterize the washer? Should I box them up? I'm going to clean the dryer when I get her out but not sure about anything else. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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Make sure you drain ALL the water out of the washer and keep them in a place free of mice.

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if you live where it freezes :  leave the water hoses connected for now , but not connected to the water supply

plug in the washer and select cold wash set timer like you want it to fill  , blow with your mouth into the hose to clear the cold water side

select hot wash and do the same thing with the hot hose

you can use an air compressor but be careful to much pressure and you will ruin the water valve

remove the hoses to allow the strainers to dry

 

the water pump should be drained and the hoses left off until you put it back in use , be sure to leave yourself a note on the outside of the lid about the pump hoses

 

if you live where it will never freeze ....EVER!  ,  don't do anything , i have found used pumps and used water valves last longer when not in use , when water is left in them , a dried out water valve or pump may leak when put into use , so be careful

 

a rule of thumb on these parts , when in doubt toss it out

Edited by Cactus Bob

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Let the tub drain down in any type of washer then pour antifreeze in & complete drain cycle.  Not only prevents freezing also will lubricate bearings & rubber hoses.   I also pour half cup down any outside drain traps in case of freezing weather.

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Let the tub drain down in any type of washer then pour antifreeze in & complete drain cycle. Not only prevents freezing also will lubricate bearings & rubber hoses. I also pour half cup down any outside drain traps in case of freezing weather.

Use RV antifreeze for this method. The green stuff ment for vehicle radiators is harsh on the environment and not safe for any critters.

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