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How to slide a tumble dryer under worktop without ripping vinyl flooring?

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7y, 4m agoPosted 7 years, 4 months ago
Just finished my kitchen and bought a condenser dryer which arrived this morning.
My vinyl floorings just been laid and i'm very worried about how i'm going to slide in the dryer without ripping the flooring. Its going into a very tight space.

Any ideas?
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7y, 4m agoPosted 7 years, 4 months ago
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#1
we did ours with cardboard, you can rip it after if you cant get it out.
#2
You can get white good wheels, they fit under the dryer and you can wheel it in and out with ease
#3
I mean these lol, not very eloquent today

http://www.robinsonselectric.co.uk/images/Vivanco/ROLLERS1.jpg
#4
choc1969
You can get white good wheels, they fit under the dryer and you can wheel it in and out with ease


Tried that in my kitchen, unfortunately the wheels raised the drier too high to fit under worktop...eventually used a thin piece of plywood, worked like a charm! :-D
#5
cut out newly laid vinyl flooring to suit dimension of tumble dryer

simples:thumbsup:
#6
Those wheels would raise it too high.

Got a thin piece of cardboard that was under the machine i might try but the feet might rip right through it!
#7
Ants then lol

Vinyl is a b*gger unfortunately
#8
bit of carpet face down will do it, slides better
#9
Can of Mr Sheen, polish the floor to death, makes it as slippery as anything so be careful. Done mine this way and left no marks.
Cheers
#10
Cardboard is a good suggestion, the trick is to push it into the space from the bottom near the floor and not pushing from the top or from the door. I find sitting on the floor and gently pushing with my feet works best.
#11
wilko sell stick on slidey pads, get a few sizes in the pack, cheap too.
#12
carpet, sticky felt pads , strong cardboard, towels.....etc etc

dryers are pretty light things ....should be pretty easy ...its a bit more dificult with a wash machine with concrete block in it
#13
haggis_muncher
Can of Mr Sheen, polish the floor to death, makes it as slippery as anything so be careful. Done mine this way and left no marks.
Cheers


+1

Moved my large fridge freezer this way and could dance with it because it moved so easily.

Yes, definately clean up properly, nearly broke my damn neck LOL
#14
Wish you'd asked this before I got me new fridge/freezer. :-\ lol.....sort of
#15
Washing up liquid worked for us a treat.
banned#16
tinkerbell28;5845064
Washing up liquid on the feet a delivery driver told me to do this and it's works, we have moved loads of times and always use washing up liquid on the feet, it just slides out :-D

+1 :thumbsup:
#17
Update......

Just simply pushed under, it wasnt that heavy!
#18
tinkerbell28
Washing up liquid on the feet a delivery driver told me to do this and it's works, we have moved loads of times and always use washing up liquid on the feet, it just slides out :-D


Doesnt it make a mess of your toes/shoes/slippers :oops:









Cheque please:w00t:
#19
makershaker
Update......

Just simply pushed under, it wasnt that heavy!


:w00t::w00t::w00t::w00t::w00t:
#20
makershaker
Update......

Just simply pushed under, it wasnt that heavy!


though you must have an extremely tight space if you were having problems......:p

dryers are bulky but light.....easy carry for 1 man unlike wash machine
#21
i helping y dad buil dour kitchen atm, we decided it would be best to put appliances, units etc in place before the men with the worktops arrive on monday :whistling:
#22
micoo
i helping y dad buil dour kitchen atm, we decided it would be best to put appliances, units etc in place before the men with the worktops arrive on monday :whistling:


Did you type that while you were doing it? :whistling:
banned#23
micoo;5847013
i helping y dad buil dour kitchen atm, we decided it would be best to put appliances, units etc in place before the men with the worktops arrive on monday :whistling:

so now the workmen have to remove all the applicances to fix the worktops! :whistling:
#24
micoo
i helping y dad buil dour kitchen atm, we decided it would be best to put appliances, units etc in place before the men with the worktops arrive on monday :whistling:


:?
[helper]#25
tinkerbell28
Washing up liquid on the feet a delivery driver told me to do this and it's works, we have moved loads of times and always use washing up liquid on the feet, it just slides out :-D

It does sound a bit too simple but this does actually work - even works with washer dyrers which are even heavier than washing machines.

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