How to Install Washer & Dryer Pedestals
Laundry pedestals can make loading and unloading laundry easier while providing extra space to store laundry supplies. Laundry pedestals are only recommended for front-load models and are installed underneath your washer and dryer, so check that you have enough open space above your units. Installing them is simple, but you'll need the written installation instructions that came with your product and a second person to help lift and position the appliances.
Why do you need a laundry pedestal?
A laundry pedestal, like these models from Maytag brand, is not necessary for your washer and dryer to function properly, but it offers convenience. It lifts front-load machines 10 to 15.5 inches off the floor, minimizing the amount of bending needed to load and unload items. Some pedestals include built-in storage or compartments.
When shopping for a laundry pedestal, it’s best to try matching it to the brand of your washer and dryer. You may find that some laundry pedestals are universal, but things such as the pedestal's dimensions, color/finish, weight limit and features can vary from brand to brand.
How to Install Laundry Pedestals Step-by-Step
Follow these steps for your washer and dryer pedestal DIY installation. Please note that these steps are only intended to supplement the written installation that accompanies your product, not to replace the instructions. For best results, have your installation manual with you as you install your laundry pedestal. The steps below reflect the typical process for installing Maytag brand pedestals but installation may vary by make and model. If you prefer to leave the installation to the professionals, installation service is available for most major appliances, depending on your location. Add it during checkout and we’ll install your appliance at the time of delivery.