How to Store a Clothes Dryer in a Self-Storage Unit?

March 26, 2023

How to Store a Clothes Dryer in a Self-Storage Unit?

Storing a clothes dryer in a self-storage unit requires some planning and care to ensure it stays in good condition. Here are some steps to help you store your dryer safely.

1. Prepare the Dryer

Start by carefully pulling the exhaust duct away from the rear of the dryer. Store the duct inside a plastic bag to prevent it from getting lost or damaged during the move. Unplug the power cord, gas valves, and coils. Clean the interior of the dryer drum with a standard cleaning solution and a dry towel. Remove the lint filter and use a handheld vacuum cleaner to clean it thoroughly.

2. Protect the Dryer

Wrap the dryer in blankets and secure it with bungee cords, ropes, or packing tape to protect it from damage during transit. Avoid using plastic or bubble wrap, as this can cause rust, mildew, or mold to form on the dryer.

3. Store the Dryer Correctly

Never place a washer or dryer, or any other large piece of equipment, on the floor of a storage unit without temperature control. Condensation can accumulate on the bottom of the equipment, leading to corrosion if not removed. Ensure that the dryer is positioned upright in the container so that air can flow around it. Leave the door open to help the dryer maintain a steady temperature and prevent mold growth.

By following these steps, you can safely store your clothes dryer in a self-storage unit until you're ready to use it again. Remember to label any bags or boxes containing parts or accessories, so you can find them easily when you need them.

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