If space is at a premium in your house, a great way of making better use of the space you do have for your appliances is by using a stacking kit, as explained in this eSpares video.
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Hi, I'm Josh from eSpares.
If space is at a premium in your house, a great way of making better use of the space you do have for your appliances is by using a stacking kit, and this enables you to stack your tumble dryer on top of your washing machine.
Here I have two types of stacking kit, this is a simple design consisting of a frame and a spring which allows you to adjust it to different widths of appliance, like so, whilst this one has the additional feature of a shelf which slides out and allows you to place your washing on it when you’re transferring it between appliances. It also has a belt so you can secure the appliances together.
The idea of a stacking kit is to more evenly distribute the weight of the tumble dryer across the top of the washing machine, instead of concentrating it in one place where it could cause damage.
You can only stack with machines that are front loading and we do recommend that you only do it with machines from the same manufacturer or the same manufacturing group. In this case I'm stacking an LG tumble dryer on top of an LG washing machine.
The first thing you need to do to get stacking is to remove the legs from the tumble dryer, this is to stop it from wobbling once you've got it up on top of the washing machine.
If your tumble dryer is fairly light-weight such as this one, you can usually just lean it to one side and unscrew the legs from the bottom. However, if it's a heavier machine we recommend you lean it all the way onto the floor onto a piece of cardboard or material where you can unscrew all the legs in one go.
Once you've done that the next thing to do is to make sure your washing machine is level as I've done here, and the way you do that is by unscrewing or screwing in the legs that are on the bottom of it to give your tumble dryer a firm and steady base to sit on.
The next thing you need to do is sit the housing in place on top of the machine, and just make sure that the front of it is slightly overhanging so that you're able to pull the shelf out like so.
For the next part of the process I'm going to need a second pair of hands, pulling the washing machine back whilst I feed the belt through the holes on the housing, down and around the machine. The next part of the process is probably the most difficult and we've got to lift the tumble dryer up onto the housing on top of the washing machine, and obviously for this I'm going to need an extra pair of hands.
The final part of the process is securing the appliances so I'm going to pass the strap up over the top of the tumble dryer and pass the end of it through the closed hole in the fastener cover, like so, before placing the strap through the fastener. Then you just need to tighten it up.
The final part of the process is placing the cover over the fastener, and that's it. These stacking kits along with a variety of other accessories for your appliances are available on the eSpares website.
Thanks for watching.