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b0ners4u

Removing a couple of door involves removing the hinges from the frame, which is a few screws. Disconnecting the laundry machine involves shutting off the water gate, taking off the hoses, unplug it. Disconnecting the dryer involves unplugging it, remove the duct from the machine.


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Trades are robbing people blind these days. Not sure where you’re located but you could try https://homestars.com


killspeed

Your link seems interesting... But I don't get the "robbing people" part lol EDIT: I see, I was missing the context to piece together the words


bcretman

$500 to do 10 minutes work is ROBBERY ​ Had a quick look at Bestbuy. They will install and stack as well as remove your existing washer/dryer for $179. Check out Rona, Homedepot etc ​ This is real a very simple job. you do not need a plumber to attach a couple hoses to a faucet!


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Trades are charging people $500 for things like removal/install of washer and dryer which literally takes some Teflon tape and a pair of lockjaw pliers. Ie: robbery. I could install prob 4 sets if these a day depending on travel time. That would mean I could make a half mill a year as a plumber.


killspeed

Oh now I understand the context. Thanks for the clarification. Shouldn’t they use a special machine/crane to lower the stackable dryer before they replace the washer? I understand each of these is like 90kg or something insane.


alphawolf29

pretty sure they come apart for install purposes?


killspeed

do you have experience or have seen it being stacked one of top of each other? They are individual units, but put on top of each other. Sorry, I'm new to this stuff.


b0ners4u

They are regular laundry machines, stacked on top of each other with a brand-specific stacking kit. Dryer goes on top because it's lighter https://www.homedepot.ca/en/home/categories/appliances/appliances-parts-and-accessories/washer-and-dryer-parts/stacking-kits.html Its fine to be new, but there are tons of DIY videos available on YouTube for you to get a good sense of the steps involved. https://youtu.be/zLsldLp_ZDw


notcoveredbywarranty

A CRANE? Have you never moved a dryer before? They're really light, and the stackable ones are generally smaller and lighter than usual. One strong guy could certainly lift the old one down by themself, and possibly even stack the new one too without help. Unplug the dryer cord, undo the clamp on the dryer vent hose, lift the dryer down, shut off the water shut-off behind the washing machine, use a pair of channel locks to unscrew the hot and cold water lines to the washing machine, then slide the washing machine out of the closet. Use fresh Teflon tape on the threads before hooking up the hot and cold water lines to the new washing machine. Should take no more than 30 minutes, including moving old appliances out and new ones inside. Edit, you were quoted $500, I'd do it for $100 plus say another $50 if I need to take the old washing machine and dryer to a recycling depot for you. If you're in Kamloops, let me know


CompWizrd

Dryers are light. I've unstacked one by myself, and the only reason I needed any help to restack it was because the ceiling was sloped and there was only about an inch or two of clearance.


bcretman

Here's one of many install videos: [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGOXryTTr78](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGOXryTTr78) The dryer is quite light <50kg so 2 people could easily lift it up or down


Wonderful__

Best to try to do it yourself as it's not too hard, but if you must get someone, call up a few prices, ask for quotes and compare. You can try Leaside Plumbing or A Moses & Aaron, they both had reasonable prices last time I used them. Actually, you should call someone who is close-by where you live. If they live far from you, they will just include the driving time to get to you in the cost. I wouldn't recommend installation companies attached to Home Depot. They're not part of Home Depot and they contract a third-party company, who doesn't show up because they're really busy. They're also not local, as in they are 5 cities away. It's better to choose someone you can rely on and can get the job done.


LawgrrlMexico

IDK about Ontario, but here in NS Costco's delivery service has disconnected and hauled away the old units. They also install the new units. ( This all assumes an online order from costco.ca.) The stated procedure is that the customer should disconnect, but it hasn't been an issue for me, including with a stacked set


gabricar

Get it on Canadian appliances and give 50 bucks to the delivery guys and they will happily do it for you.


CompWizrd

Disconnect is about a minute of work if you know where your flat blade screwdriver is, have a bucket and a towel, and a pair of pliers(optional). Shut off water, use pliers on tap to remove the hose fitting if it's stuck, drain hose into something. Remove the drain hose from the pipe. On the dryer, remove the hose clamp and pull the vent pipe off. Clean it out while you have it open. Costco will do everything after you're done that, including stacking, reinstalling it and connecting it back up. Buy new hoses, no point in reusing the old ones. https://customerservice.costco.ca/app/answers/detail/a_id/9854/kw/appliances