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Best Tips for Moving Appliances
13 February 2019

Best Tips for Moving Appliances

  • First, Clean out all appliances!  Ensure all inside have been washed and packed
  • ALL APPLIANCES SHOULD BE DRIED OUT 48 HOURS PRIOR TO YOUR MOVE. Leave the doors open overnight. 
  • Turn off water from appliances and disconnect waterlines from your refrigerator, freezer and dishwasher. 
  • Unplug any power cords from the outlets and hand-wash any removable parts. Make sure to keep in them in a safe place.   



  • Clean the evaporator pan and empty the reservoir from your refrigerator and let it dry. 
  • You made need professional assistance to disconnect icemaker and water dispenser lines from your refrigerator. 
  • Vacuum the compressor, air filter, and coils. 



  • If you are moving a gas oven, have the gas line disconnected and reconnected professionally 
  • Clean stove top, any grease left on a stovetop will collect dust and leave spots. 
  • No professional servicing is needed for an electric range. 


Laundry Room 

  • Washing machine and dryer must be serviced; hoses must be dry and detached. 
  • Front load washers must be blocked, see your users manual for instructions, you may need professional assistance. 
  • Gas dryers must be disconnected professionally 


Extra tips: 

  • To deodorize appliances, place dry coffee grinds into a sock and it will eliminate any odors. 
  • If you are putting your things in storage, put a few tea bags in your fridge/freezer so any moisture left in the appliance will dry up and mould build up. 


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