Can movers move appliances? Which ones and how to prepare them

Can Movers Move Appliances?

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Do movers move appliances? Yes, they can! Movers are more than just furniture movers. They have the skills that are needed to get any type of item from one location to another, including appliances.

If you’re moving and need help with your refrigerator or dishwasher, then you should definitely hire a reputable Maryland mover. But before you do, there are some things you’ll want to know about how movers handle different types of items and what steps must be taken beforehand in order for them not to break when being moved.

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What to do with appliances before you have them moved

When you hire professional movers to assist you with your move, it usually means that they will be moving all of the items in your home. While this can include most furniture and appliances, there are a few things that should be left behind or at least separated from everything else so as not to get broken along the way.

Almost all moving companies would not move appliances that are older, damaged or still in need of repair. This means you should have any broken appliance repaired before arranging for a mover to come and help with your relocation. While this may seem like common sense it is something that can easily be forgotten when there are so many other things on the list to get done.

If your appliances are all in working order, then the best thing to do is disconnect them from their power source and disassemble any pieces that can easily be removed. This includes racks or shelves on microwaves as well as other things like stove tops with adjustable heights or oven doors that swing open instead of pull out. These types of things can get damaged or lost.

If you do not have the time to take apart appliances on your own, then make sure that the moving company is aware of any special pieces they need to be careful with when loading and unloading them during your move. They may charge an additional fee if it takes more than normal care to ensure nothing gets broken.

Most appliances are not too difficult to disassemble and re-assemble once they have been moved, especially if the moving company has experience with this type of thing or you can provide them with instructions on how it should be done. If you do hire movers who take care of everything for you, then make sure to ask how they plan to handle any appliances with special pieces or if there is anything you need to do ahead of time so they can have a smooth move.

Which appliances can movers move and how to prepare them?


Before the movers can move your refrigerator, you’ll want to unplug it and take out all of the food. You should also make sure that there aren’t any ice cubes in the freezer or water left behind in an icemaker. The reason for this is because wet items could cause damage if they spill during transport. Then, tape the door closed to prevent it from opening. If there’s still ice or water in the refrigerator, then you’ll also want to put a large towel over it so that nothing spills out during transport.

Movers should be able to handle any type of standard sized fridge without issue. If yours is an older model or if it’s larger than normal, then this could cause problems for them and they might refuse the job.


Movers can move dishwashers. However, they are not allowed to transport the water supply line or electrical cord if it’s attached to the wall. If you don’t want them disconnecting these items then make sure they’re disconnected before movers arrive at your home. After all, there is simply no way for movers to disconnect appliances without causing any damage.

Besides the appliance’s safety, there are also other issues that need to be dealt with in order for it not to break when being moved. If your dishwasher is fully loaded then you’ll want to empty out all of its contents before moving day comes around or else they could end up broken. If it’s a front-loading dishwasher then you’ll need to remove the lower rack and place that inside your home.

Movers can move most types of appliances so long as they don’t have any water supply lines or electrical cords attached, but if there is something else you’d like them to know about how they handle different appliances when being moved, then make sure you to share it with them as well.

Stove and Oven

The first thing you’ll want to do before calling movers for your stove and oven is make sure that it isn’t on. You should also unplug the stove and take out all of the food inside of it, as well as any dishes still in the dishwasher. Then, wipe down the stove and turn off any burner knobs so that they don’t get broken or damaged during transport.

Movers should be able to handle most standard sized ovens without issue if you follow these steps beforehand. But keep in mind that this is another appliance type where movers might refuse a job depending on the model or size.

Washer and Dryer

One of the biggest challenges for movers when it comes to Washers/Dryers is that these appliances take up a lot of space and sometimes they aren’t lightweight either, which can make them difficult for movers to handle. And if one breaks during transport, then this could cause a big problem.

To prepare your W/D for transport, you’ll want to unplug it and be sure that there’s no water left behind in the washer or dryer itself either. If any is still inside of the machines then this will likely damage other items during transportation if they pick up some liquid while moving them out of the house. Next, you’ll want to take out any large clothing items like sheets and towels that may still be inside the dryer (or washer if it’s full).

If you’re looking to hire a mover, be sure that your list of items includes everything on the checklist. Remember, movers are more than just furniture movers and they can help with any type of item from one location to another including appliances! Contact Treasure Moving Company today at 855-715-6683 and get a free moving quote!