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Advice on Moving the L-1000
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Post# 992779   5/1/2018 at 21:08 by Classiccaprice (Hampton, Virginia)        

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Hi all,

Things are so exciting here. The D-1000 is waiting patiently for it's new match! The shipper is picking up the L-1000 Saturday. I know on the earlier models you had to secure the drum before moving, but I also know the L-1000 was a hefty redesign of the slant front. From my understanding the drum does not have to be secured... Am I correct? Is there anything I should ask the seller or shipper to do before it hits the road? Thanks!

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Post# 992787 , Reply# 1   5/1/2018 at 22:50 by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
Moving A WH FL Washer

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The tub assembly should be secured, it was when it left the factory. But it is hard to do at this point, most important thing now is to keep the machine upright during all phases of moving and it should be OK.


John L.

Post# 992848 , Reply# 2   5/2/2018 at 09:45 by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

We found that the motion in transit had bent the fabric softener delivery system so securing the tub is very important before the machine is moved at all.

Post# 992872 , Reply# 3   5/2/2018 at 13:26 by RP2813 (The Big Blue Bubble)        
" . . . ask the seller or shipper to do . . ."

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Um, wear a back brace maybe?

Post# 992875 , Reply# 4   5/2/2018 at 13:31 by classiccaprice (Hampton, Virginia)        

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I have the brackets for my LB-6M... but I don't know if they'd fit. I'd have to overnight them, but I could do it. Thoughts?

Post# 992878 , Reply# 5   5/2/2018 at 14:07 by Moparwash (Pittsburgh,PA -Next Wash-In...June 2019!)        

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If its like my 1961,when the top is tilted back, there should be a flange welded to the top of the tub that lines up with bolt holes where you can put wire ties to stabolize the tub...Ill get pics when home from work

Post# 992883 , Reply# 6   5/2/2018 at 15:04 by classiccaprice (Hampton, Virginia)        

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awesome! I've forwarded this to the guy helping me ship this (Hi Ian!), So he'll be sure to see the info! Thanks so much.

Post# 992900 , Reply# 7   5/2/2018 at 17:06 by Moparwash (Pittsburgh,PA -Next Wash-In...June 2019!)        

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Heres how to thread the ties, you might have to use 4 of them to get the length just right

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Post# 992920 , Reply# 8   5/2/2018 at 21:25 by norgeway (mocksville n c )        
A Back brace!!!

You said it LOL, that thing will weigh 300 pounds or close to it!

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