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RammsteinNicCage 04-24-2009 03:42 PM

Stackable Washer / Dryer Upstairs
 
I'm on the second floor of a condo that has very limited storage space, so I'd like to sell my washer and dryer and replace them with a full size stackable front loading unit. The condo complex isn't known for being well constructed, so my concern is if I have the washer and dryer both completely full, am I going to end up giving my downstairs neighbors a new washer, dryer, and skylight?

kenmac 04-24-2009 05:15 PM

You may also give them a shaking & these things make alot of noise unless, installed on a solid ( concrete floor)

RammsteinNicCage 04-24-2009 06:35 PM

The particular unit I'm looking at, from what most people say, does not vibrate that much on the second floor. Most of those people didn't stack them though, so I don't know if that would change anything (I would think there'd be less vibrating stacked).

Quadfam4 04-30-2009 04:11 PM

I think samsung has a self leveling machine that doesnt shake as much.

RammsteinNicCage 04-30-2009 05:12 PM

It's really more the weight that I'm concerned about rather than the shaking. Vibrating can be fixed, to an extent. A whole in my floor / neighbor's ceiling is a little harder.

Quadfam4 04-30-2009 05:23 PM

I would say put some plywood down and put some peel and stick tile on the plywood so it doesnt look so bad. Dryers arent all that heavy so its not going to put much more weight on that spot. Put something level and hardy under the washer and you shouldnt have much of a problem. Front load washers have shocks (some more than others) and dont tend to shake as much as a top load washer would. I know that my duet has four shocks and it works to level itself if its not level it stops tosses the clothes more and starts again in a spin and even in the high speed spin it doesnt shake as much as my top loader did.


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