Can Whirlpool washer & dryer be stacked on pedestal drawers?

Discussion in 'Home Repair' started by Wlm Singleton, Jul 3, 2007.

  1. How do I find out if the costco whirlpool duet sport front loading washers
    & dryer combination are stackable on the costco pedestal?

    Does anyone know?

    The part numbers are:
    - Whirlpool Duet Sport Washer, [Model WFW8410SW] Item # 133047
    http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product.aspx?Prodid=11168160&whse=BC&topnav=&browse=&lang=en-US

    - Whirlpool Duet Sport Elec Dryer, [Model WED8410SW] Item # 133053
    http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product.aspx?prodid=11185786&whse=BC&topnav=&cat=&s=1

    - Pedestal with drawer [Model LAB2700MQ]
    http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product.aspx?prodid=11182148&whse=BC&topnav=&cat=&s=1

    Can you stack this dryer and washer on this pedestal?
    How can I find out?
    Wlm Singleton, Jul 3, 2007
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  2. On Tue, 03 Jul 2007 02:43:52 -0400, mm wrote:
    > google


    I also called Whirlpool/Costco customer care at 866-403-5448 and they said
    nobody ever asked if both the washer and dryer could be stacked on a single
    pedestal. They said I "could try it to see if it worked" but that seems
    kind of risky to me.

    I also asked and they said to contact Whirlpool,
    hence completing the useless cycle. So I'm asking YOU!

    Has ANYONE on earth ever stacked a washer & dryer on a pedestal?
    Wlm Singleton, Jul 3, 2007
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  3. Wlm Singleton, Jul 3, 2007
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  4. Are you asking if you can stack the dryer on top of the washer, and then
    those two on top of a single pedestal?
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    "Wlm Singleton" <> wrote in message
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    > How do I find out if the costco whirlpool duet sport front loading washers
    > & dryer combination are stackable on the costco pedestal?
    >
    > Does anyone know?
    >
    > The part numbers are:
    > - Whirlpool Duet Sport Washer, [Model WFW8410SW] Item # 133047
    > http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product.aspx?Prodid=11168160&whse=BC&topnav=&browse=&lang=en-US
    >
    > - Whirlpool Duet Sport Elec Dryer, [Model WED8410SW] Item # 133053
    > http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product.aspx?prodid=11185786&whse=BC&topnav=&cat=&s=1
    >
    > - Pedestal with drawer [Model LAB2700MQ]
    > http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product.aspx?prodid=11182148&whse=BC&topnav=&cat=&s=1
    >
    > Can you stack this dryer and washer on this pedestal?
    > How can I find out?
    Proctologically Violated©®, Jul 3, 2007
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  5. On Tue, 3 Jul 2007 12:05:47 -0400, Proctologically Violated©® wrote:

    > Are you asking if you can stack the dryer on top of the washer, and then
    > those two on top of a single pedestal?


    Yes. I don't see anywhere where it says you can or can not do this given
    the standard Whirlpool pedestal.

    While I can find the Whirlpool Duet Sport Stack Kit (8541503), I can't find
    the bracket that braces the pedestal to the stacked Whirlpool Duet Sport
    washer (WTW8410SW) & dryer (WED8410SW).

    Anyone who installs a washer & dryer would run into this in the first month
    of deliveries as I can't be the ONLY person in the world who wants to stack
    a washer & dryer on a pedestal, can I?

    I'm 5'6 so the only problem might be getting to the controls though.
    Wlm Singleton, Jul 3, 2007
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  6. I really don't see why not.
    It is true, that you would be loading the single pedestal more than perhaps
    was intended, but my intuition tells me you could load 5 washers on those
    things, without a problem.
    And, a dryer is lighter than the washer, considerably so.
    And, the dryer would serve to further stabilize the washer on the pedestal.

    imo, no problem whatsoever.
    Some might argue, Oh, now the center of gravity of the dryer is too high,
    blah blah, but that's not really an issue for dryers.
    It is an issue for a washer, because of the very fast spins, and the dryer
    on top of the washer actually helps in this regard.
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    "Wlm Singleton" <> wrote in message
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    > On Tue, 3 Jul 2007 12:05:47 -0400, Proctologically Violated©® wrote:
    >
    >> Are you asking if you can stack the dryer on top of the washer, and then
    >> those two on top of a single pedestal?

    >
    > Yes. I don't see anywhere where it says you can or can not do this given
    > the standard Whirlpool pedestal.
    >
    > While I can find the Whirlpool Duet Sport Stack Kit (8541503), I can't
    > find
    > the bracket that braces the pedestal to the stacked Whirlpool Duet Sport
    > washer (WTW8410SW) & dryer (WED8410SW).
    >
    > Anyone who installs a washer & dryer would run into this in the first
    > month
    > of deliveries as I can't be the ONLY person in the world who wants to
    > stack
    > a washer & dryer on a pedestal, can I?
    >
    > I'm 5'6 so the only problem might be getting to the controls though.
    Proctologically Violated©®, Jul 3, 2007
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  7. Wlm Singleton

    NA Guest

    On Jul 3, 12:50 pm, "Proctologically Violated©®"
    <entropic3.14de...@optonline2.718.net> wrote:
    > I really don't see why not.
    > It is true, that you would be loading the single pedestal more than perhaps
    > was intended, but my intuition tells me you could load 5 washers on those
    > things, without a problem.
    > And, a dryer is lighter than the washer, considerably so.
    > And, the dryer would serve to further stabilize the washer on the pedestal.
    >
    > imo, no problem whatsoever.
    > Some might argue, Oh, now the center of gravity of the dryer is too high,
    > blah blah, but that's not really an issue for dryers.
    > It is an issue for a washer, because of the very fast spins, and the dryer
    > on top of the washer actually helps in this regard.


    My washer moves during spin. Particularly if there is a very heavy
    load (such as when comforters are in). If that happens, and the washer/
    dryer combo move off the base and collapse on a child, serous
    consequences could occur.
    NA, Jul 3, 2007
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  8. Wlm Singleton

    Grandpa Guest

    NA wrote:
    > On Jul 3, 12:50 pm, "Proctologically Violated©®"
    > <entropic3.14de...@optonline2.718.net> wrote:
    >> I really don't see why not.
    >> It is true, that you would be loading the single pedestal more than perhaps
    >> was intended, but my intuition tells me you could load 5 washers on those
    >> things, without a problem.
    >> And, a dryer is lighter than the washer, considerably so.
    >> And, the dryer would serve to further stabilize the washer on the pedestal.
    >>
    >> imo, no problem whatsoever.
    >> Some might argue, Oh, now the center of gravity of the dryer is too high,
    >> blah blah, but that's not really an issue for dryers.
    >> It is an issue for a washer, because of the very fast spins, and the dryer
    >> on top of the washer actually helps in this regard.

    >
    > My washer moves during spin. Particularly if there is a very heavy
    > load (such as when comforters are in). If that happens, and the washer/
    > dryer combo move off the base and collapse on a child, serous
    > consequences could occur.
    >

    The washer is screwed to the pedestal base. Since I own a Whirlpool
    Duet on pedestals, I measured just where the dryer door would be if
    stacked upon the washer sitting on a pedestal. The bottom of the
    dryer opening would be 72 inches from the ground. The dryer controls
    would be 7 feet from the floor. And there would be no way to get
    anything out of the dryer unless you were almost 7 feet tall or
    standing on a ladder. While the Duet and its lookalikes are
    stackable, I think putting the stack on a pedestal is just foolish,
    especially if you're only 5'6" as the OP has said. If he's that
    limited on space, the Duet style isn't right for him.
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    Grandpa, Jul 3, 2007
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  9. Wlm Singleton wrote:
    > On Tue, 3 Jul 2007 12:05:47 -0400, Proctologically Violated©® wrote:
    >
    >> Are you asking if you can stack the dryer on top of the washer, and then
    >> those two on top of a single pedestal?

    >
    > Yes. I don't see anywhere where it says you can or can not do this given
    > the standard Whirlpool pedestal.
    >
    > While I can find the Whirlpool Duet Sport Stack Kit (8541503), I can't find
    > the bracket that braces the pedestal to the stacked Whirlpool Duet Sport
    > washer (WTW8410SW) & dryer (WED8410SW).
    >
    > Anyone who installs a washer & dryer would run into this in the first month
    > of deliveries as I can't be the ONLY person in the world who wants to stack
    > a washer & dryer on a pedestal, can I?
    >
    > I'm 5'6 so the only problem might be getting to the controls though.


    A couple of questions that occur to me that should be checked:
    (a) what weight is the pedestal rated for?
    (b) what is the combined weight of the dryer and washer?

    Weight problems could well be one reason you can't find any references
    to folks having done it before.

    Yours aye,
    W. Underhill

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    William Underhill, Jul 3, 2007
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  10. Wlm Singleton

    Tom G Guest

    "William Underhill" <> wrote in message
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    > Wlm Singleton wrote:
    >> On Tue, 3 Jul 2007 12:05:47 -0400, Proctologically Violated©® wrote:
    >>
    >>> Are you asking if you can stack the dryer on top of the washer, and then
    >>> those two on top of a single pedestal?

    >>
    >> Yes. I don't see anywhere where it says you can or can not do this given
    >> the standard Whirlpool pedestal.
    >>
    >> While I can find the Whirlpool Duet Sport Stack Kit (8541503), I can't
    >> find
    >> the bracket that braces the pedestal to the stacked Whirlpool Duet Sport
    >> washer (WTW8410SW) & dryer (WED8410SW).
    >>
    >> Anyone who installs a washer & dryer would run into this in the first
    >> month
    >> of deliveries as I can't be the ONLY person in the world who wants to
    >> stack
    >> a washer & dryer on a pedestal, can I?
    >>
    >> I'm 5'6 so the only problem might be getting to the controls though.

    >
    > A couple of questions that occur to me that should be checked:
    > (a) what weight is the pedestal rated for?
    > (b) what is the combined weight of the dryer and washer?
    >
    > Weight problems could well be one reason you can't find any references to
    > folks having done it before.
    >
    > Yours aye,
    > W. Underhill


    My sales training, selling these at Sears, was that you could not stack both
    units on a single pedestal. Having seen and set a pedestal up on the sales
    floor, they don't seem to be substantial enough for the job.

    Tom G.
    Tom G, Jul 4, 2007
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  11. On Wed, 04 Jul 2007 00:40:10 -0400, mm wrote:
    > How high is this pedestal?


    The Costco Whirlpool Duet Sport pedestals are 13 inches tall:
    http://www.costcoconnection.com/connection/200702/?pg=8

    http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product.aspx?Prodid=11197499&whse=BC&topnav=&browse=&lang=en-US

    However, the factory Whirlpool pedestals (sans drawer) are 10 inches and 15
    inches tall (depending on which ones we buy):

    http://www.whirlpool.com/catalog/product.jsp?src=CUSTOM LAUNDRY OPTIONS&cat=404&prod=1001
    http://www.whirlpool.com/catalog/product.jsp?src=CUSTOM LAUNDRY OPTIONS&cat=404&prod=1000

    The actual washer & dryer are 36 inches tall
    Depth: 30 in.
    Width: 27 in.
    Maximum Height: 36 in.
    http://www.whirlpool.com/assets/pdfs/product/ZUSECARE/8540321.pdf
    http://www.whirlpool.com/assets/pdfs/product/ZDIMENSION/8540321-D-WH.pdf
    Note: These service manuals are for the 8500 which seems to be the
    closest thing to the Costco Duet Sport (sans the water heater).

    >
    > What would be the point if the top will come out more than 7 feet
    > high? Why not skip the pedestal?
    >
    > Why can't the washer sit on the floor, like mine does and every one
    > I've seen since 1957? (The one we had before that said on a wooden
    > orange crate, because the basement flooded. Is that the reason?)


    No. Mainly, as the ad copy says below, so we don't have to bend as much.

    http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product.aspx?prodid=11182148&whse=BC&topnav=&cat=&s=1
    .... "Convenient storage pedestals raise the Duet Washer and Dryer 13" above
    floor height, so you don't have to bend to load and unload your laundry.
    The spacious drawer is large enough to store your detergent, bleach, dryer
    sheets and more."...
    Wlm Singleton, Jul 4, 2007
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  12. On Wed, 04 Jul 2007 02:45:45 GMT, Tom G wrote:
    > My sales training, selling these at Sears, was that you could not stack both
    > units on a single pedestal. Having seen and set a pedestal up on the sales
    > floor, they don't seem to be substantial enough for the job.


    That seems to be the consensus but the wierd thing is NOWHERE in the
    factory PDFs does it actually say that!
    10 inch
    http://www.whirlpool.com/catalog/product.jsp?src=CUSTOM LAUNDRY OPTIONS&cat=404&prod=1000
    15 inch
    http://www.whirlpool.com/catalog/product.jsp?src=CUSTOM LAUNDRY OPTIONS&cat=404&prod=1001
    13 inch
    http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product.aspx?prodid=11182148&whse=BC&topnav=&cat=&s=1

    So, we're left to guessing.

    What the heck are the factory PDFs for anyway if they don't tell us
    anything about how to stack the units!

    That's why I came to you guys for help!
    Wlm Singleton, Jul 4, 2007
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  13. On Tue, 03 Jul 2007 17:31:34 -0400, mm wrote:
    > Why not stack them without the pedestal? I'd put my wife on a
    > pedestal, but not my washing machine.


    Yep. That's my only option as it doesn't seem, from the answers here, that
    the washer and dryer and pedestal are all stackable.

    If I stack the washer (36 inches) under the dryer (36 inches), that makes
    the controls a maximum of 6 feet high. Since I'm 5'6", the controls will be
    just about at eye level since they're not at the tippy top of the unit.

    Does that calculation make sense to you?
    Wlm Singleton, Jul 4, 2007
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  14. On Tue, 03 Jul 2007 21:08:59 GMT, Grandpa wrote:
    > The bottom of the
    > dryer opening would be 72 inches from the ground. The dryer controls
    > would be 7 feet from the floor.


    Both the washer and dryer are 36 inches tall and the pedestal at Costco is
    13 inches. That would put the bottom of the washer at 49 inches which is an
    inch over four feet. Since I'm 5'6", it seemed like the dryer door handle
    would be at around 67 inches (13 + 36 + 1/2*36) which is just about how
    tall I am.

    I did wonder about the controls, which would be over my head.

    But, since most of you have stated I can't stack the washer and dryer on
    the pedestal (I wish I could find that in writing by Whirlpool), I'll gain
    13 inches which puts the controls just under the six foot point which
    should be about six to nine inches above my eyes.
    Wlm Singleton, Jul 4, 2007
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  15. On Tue, 03 Jul 2007 13:08:08 -0700, NA wrote:
    > My washer moves during spin. Particularly if there is a very heavy
    > load (such as when comforters are in). If that happens, and the washer/
    > dryer combo move off the base and collapse on a child, serous
    > consequences could occur.


    I don't disbelieve you. I'd just like to see something (anything) from
    Whirlpool in writing that says we shouldn't stack the washer and dryer on a
    pedestal.
    Wlm Singleton, Jul 4, 2007
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  16. Wlm Singleton

    AMUN Guest

    "NA" <> wrote in message
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    On Jul 3, 12:50 pm, "Proctologically Violated©®"
    <entropic3.14de...@optonline2.718.net> wrote:
    > I really don't see why not.
    > It is true, that you would be loading the single pedestal more than
    > perhaps
    > was intended, but my intuition tells me you could load 5 washers on those
    > things, without a problem.
    > And, a dryer is lighter than the washer, considerably so.
    > And, the dryer would serve to further stabilize the washer on the
    > pedestal.
    >
    > imo, no problem whatsoever.
    > Some might argue, Oh, now the center of gravity of the dryer is too high,
    > blah blah, but that's not really an issue for dryers.
    > It is an issue for a washer, because of the very fast spins, and the dryer
    > on top of the washer actually helps in this regard.


    My washer moves during spin. Particularly if there is a very heavy
    load (such as when comforters are in). If that happens, and the washer/
    dryer combo move off the base and collapse on a child, serous
    consequences could occur.




    Good point, but easily covered by fastening the combined unit to the wall
    near the top.

    Actually had to do that with a new stove/range, as they are now so light
    (thin crappy metal and plastic) a bit of pressure on the door when opened
    tilted the whole unit even with the "included" floor brace supposedly for
    that purpose. (it actually bent)
    AMUN, Jul 8, 2007
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