Washers - Storage / Winterizing
If your washer is stored in an area where freezing can occur or it will be moved in freezing temperatures, follow the instructions below to winterize the washer and prevent damage to the washer:
- Turn off water supply faucets.
- Disconnect the hoses from the water supply and drain out the water from the hoses.
- Remove washer drain hose from drain. Lay hose on the floor and allow water to drain into a shallow pan or on the ground.
- Carefully tilt the washer by raising the front of the washer 4" to 6" to allow any remaining water in the pump to drain out of the drain hose. For safety, DO NOT do this if the washer and dryer are stacked or the unit is a unitized washer/dryer.
After sitting in a cold environment all winter it is best to let the washer "thaw" for 24 hours at room temperature. When it's time to use the washer again, simply connect the hoses at the faucets and turn the faucets back on, plug the washer back in to wall receptacle.
Note: Install or store where it will not be exposed to temperatures below freezing or exposed to the weather, which could cause permanent damage and invalidate the warranty. Is is acceptable to store a washer in an unheated location if the unit is winterized using the instructions above.