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help to stack a dryer in top of a washing machine
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Post# 1052168   11/24/2019 at 14:40 (1,558 days old) by AEGboy70780 (Navarre,Spain)        

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hello friends, sorry for being inactive, but i had some exams

as i said, im getting a beko heatpump dryer on christmas for the good price of 364€ (cheap for a heatpump dryer of a 5 star rated brand, meanwhile bosch dryers are 1k € and dont dry well and tangle everything

now we have 2 slightly small problems

1 on the laundry room i have only one socket
2 due the laundry room being so small i am going to have to stack them and this is where the problem comes

delievery is 20€ but you need "a stacking kit" that is a piece of plastic that costs 40€, and no, im not paying such a rip off for a piece of plastic (price would go up to 404€ and nope)

is there any form of stacking both appliances without a stacking kit? btw for the socket im finding an electrician, as the one who did the installation for the old owners of the house the f****** dumba** didnt connected the main ground wire of the kitchen to the main ground connection of the house (and thats illegal)
im not very fussed about power consumption as heatpump dryers are known for low power consumption (beko uses only 900W and my AEG uses 2150W, both together use 3050W and the current an EU socket line supports is 16A or 3500W)

anyway, thats the job for the electrician

hope the delievery dont take too long, as winters here are so cold (2ºC outside at the moment and im drying clothes on the hanger)and drying clothes now its a nightmare (plus towels after 95ºC wash and line dry feel like sandpaper :(

and here there are some pics of it :)

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Post# 1052192 , Reply# 1   11/24/2019 at 18:34 (1,558 days old) by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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how about placing a board on top of the washer and place the dryer on that as not to mar the top of the washer...

you could also build a shelf to place the dryer on....

Post# 1052193 , Reply# 2   11/24/2019 at 18:42 (1,558 days old) by thomasortega (El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora de Los Angeles de Porciúncula)        

I'd definitely go for the stacking kit.

It's not just "a piece of plastic". It may look ridiculously simple but you can be sure it had the manufacturer's designers and engineers dimensioning it and making all sorts of calculations and testing to be sure it will keep the dryer safe even if someday the washer decides to jump.

Post# 1052195 , Reply# 3   11/24/2019 at 18:48 (1,558 days old) by bradfordwhite (central U.S.)        

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As Yogi said...

I'd build a shelf that attaches to the wall. I'd make the bottom of the shelf at least an inch / 3 CM higher than the height of the washer. This way you can put the dryer on the shelf and be able to move the washer in and out if you need to without disturbing the dryer. Also, the dryer is less likely to shake when the washer is spinning.

Good luck

Post# 1052241 , Reply# 4   11/25/2019 at 03:54 (1,557 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
Stacking Frames

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Weve got a Beko heatpump standing on top of an Ebac washing machine, similar to a Bosch in size & weight, the dryer has not moved an inch, its heavy and the rubber feet grip the washer worktop. A thin rubber mat sat under the dryer atop the washer may further help. Its never moved even during unbalanced spin, the dryer weight actually keeps the washer in check !!

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Post# 1052246 , Reply# 5   11/25/2019 at 07:45 (1,557 days old) by Rolls_rapide (.)        
Stacking Kit

Isn't there also the problem that certain stacking kits are only suitable for washers and dryers from the same manufacturer; eg. an AEG washer with an AEG dryer on top?

Thus an AEG washer and a Beko dryer might not fit together properly - or safely.

Post# 1052276 , Reply# 6   11/25/2019 at 13:38 (1,557 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, Friesland, the Netherlands)        

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There are universal stacking kits available here in the NL, the cheapest one I added a picture of. Overhere the price is 15 euros. Don't know if they are available in Spain. What I don't like about them is that they use double sided tape to keep things in place. Other options are avaiable (for instance with a pull out shelf), but are more expensive.

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Post# 1052282 , Reply# 7   11/25/2019 at 14:54 (1,557 days old) by Logixx (Germany)        

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We used to sell these universal WPro stacking kits at our store.

Post# 1052343 , Reply# 8   11/26/2019 at 06:56 (1,556 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, Friesland, the Netherlands)        

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I have one of these WPro kits. To be honest I think they are a bit flimsy. I hardly dare to put a full load of wet laundry on it, it feels like the pull out shelf could break off.

Post# 1052352 , Reply# 9   11/26/2019 at 09:04 (1,556 days old) by Lavamat_jon (UK)        

You will be fine with no stacking kit. All of my vintage machines have been stacked without a kit, some with a rubber anti slip mat for kitchen drawers for added traction. Before that, I ran a miele washer and dryer for years stacked without a kit - as did my parents in their previous house. My latest set came with a stacking kit, however the dryer was no more or less stable than my previous set without and my main use for it was the storage drawer.

Of course your mileage may vary depending on the situation, but I have taken the chance and not had any movement at all.


Post# 1070483 , Reply# 10   5/2/2020 at 14:37 (1,398 days old) by Aegboy70780 (Navarre,Spain)        

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Well, we're in May right now, and i dont have my dryer yet because we're going to refurbish our kitchen, we're going to remove one bathroom and Put there the washer and the dryer, so prob a stacking kit is not going to be needed, Will Update this when i get the dryer (honestly cant wait)

Post# 1070509 , Reply# 11   5/2/2020 at 17:21 (1,398 days old) by beehiveboy (Northamptonshire, England )        

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Hey! I don't want to steer you away from health and safety guidelines..... But...... I've had stacked washers and dryers without stacking kits for over 20 years..... Never had a problem, and actually have never even noticed the dryer move at all regardless of spin speed or out of balance spins.

Post# 1071951 , Reply# 12   5/11/2020 at 11:10 (1,389 days old) by SudsMaster (SF Bay Area, California)        

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Or, you could try hanging the dryer with chains from the ceiling.

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