Is It Possible to Stack a Dryer with More Depth on a Washer?

Was wondering if anyone had experience with this before? Is it doable or recommended? Thanks.

Basically we're moving into an apartment without much space and are forced to stack it, but the dryer turned out to have a bit larger depth. But both have a very similar width, maybe we can move the dryer back a bit so the front is at least equal?

https://www.appliancesonline.com.au/product/bosch-7-5kg-fron...
https://www.appliancesonline.com.au/product/esatto-ehpd7-7kg...

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  • +1 vote

    https://www.appliancesonline.com.au/academy/laundry/stacking...

    "How do I know if my washing machine and dryer can be stacked with one another?

    The best way to be sure which laundry products match well is to visit the manufacturer’s website or contact the Appliances Online team. As a general guideline, you can usually stack any washer and dryer if the width and depth measurements are equal, or if the washer’s footprint is larger than the dryer’s.

    Unfortunately you can’t stack a bigger dryer on top of a smaller washer – it’s just physics!

    Imagine a set of children’s blocks. Now imagine trying to balance a bigger one on top of a smaller one – even if it can be done- picture those blocks about a hundred times bigger, and both of them vibrating. Certainly not very safe."

    I wouldn't do it, are you able to wall mount the dryer instead?

    • +2 votes

      'As a general guideline, you can usually stack any washer and dryer if the width and depth measurements are equal, or if the washer’s footprint is larger than the dryer’s.'

      I am forced to respectfully (but adamantly) disagree with this. It may be 'physically possible', i.e. like 'kids blocks' you can generally balance a smaller one on top of a larger one… but in terms of large/heavy electrical appliances with routinely moving parts, in my humble opinion stacking one directly on top of the other is pure madness.

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    It is a very bad idea to 'stack' ANY large electrical appliance with 'routinely/repetitively/substantially' moving parts directly on top of ANY OTHER large electrical appliance with similarly moving parts. The reasons for this are numerous. What you are describing is a recipe for disaster; even without consideration of the size/'foot-print' mis-match you allude to! It doesn't mean you can't achieve the 'tower' that you are evidently aiming for, but it does mean that to do it safely, you would need to create some sort of sturdy shelf above the bottom appliance; so that the top appliance was not actually sitting (and moving) directly on top of it (and vice-versa; the bottom appliance is not moving under another appliance that is sitting directly on top of it).

    If you own this joint you are moving into, building a sturdy shelf for this purpose would be a potentially viable option. If you are just renting it (potentially transiently), then it's probably not…

    • +2 votes

      It is a very bad idea to 'stack' ANY large electrical appliance with 'routinely/repetitively/substantially' moving parts directly on top of ANY OTHER large electrical appliance with similarly moving parts.

      Pfft, I've got a bosch washer and dryer stacked on top of each other for 10 years without issues.

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        MMmmmyeah. I was chatting to a dude once, and he said "Pfft, seat belts are for the birds. I've been driving without wearing one for 10 years without issues". Then he hopped into his car and promptly smacked into a tree and died, Jim-bob.

        I'm guessing you're a "gamblin' man"…

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          I'm guessing you're a "gamblin' man"…

          and I'm guessing you have no idea how the bosch stacking kits work.

          The dryer can't 'fall' off the top of the washing machine, as its locked in to place. But carry on spreading your FUD.

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            @JimmyF: You're a crack-up Jizmoff. Did you happen to note that only one of the OP's appliances is a 'Bosch'? May I ask how you suggest that the OP should 'lock' the Esatto dryer onto the top of the (smaller) Bosch washer? Did it occur to you that maybe neither of the two appliances other peeps might be wondering about stacking on top of each other will be Bosch appliances? I'm guessing you didn't quite think things through that far, yet you are 'cavalierly'/casually advising peeps that all should be fine, because you've been doing it 'for 10 years without issues'…

            'Pffft' … carry on airing your oversimplified 'logic', but to quote Mr T, I 'pity the fool' who listens to it!

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    Can you use the hanging hooks to secure it to the wall so it stays firmly on the stack?

    • +1 vote

      Since you're short on space fix it to the wall so that it's clear of the washer by 50cm and it gives you the perfect storage space for a clothes basket in between.

      • +4 votes

        Well, mine has been sitting on top of my washer secured with the hanging hooks for the last 12 years, so yes?

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          Agreed. This is my set up and the same set up that exists in many (most?) residences. Installed to manufacturer instructions, etc., etc.

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          Well, mine has been sitting on top of my washer secured with the hanging hooks for the last 12 years, so yes?

          Sorry missed the bit of it sitting on the washing machine, thought you wanted to hang a 60kg unit from the wall.

          But thanks for the neg, I love you too.

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    Is it possible to stack a dryer with more depth on a washer

    Get a wall hanging kit for the dryer, and mount it solidly to the wall, and everything will be fine.

    • -2 votes

      its a 60kg unit when loaded with washing…..

      • +1 vote

        and your point is..

        that's what mounting brackets are for.

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          thanks for the neg….. The point is its heavy and plaster plugs won't cut it ;)

          • +2 votes

            @JimmyF: you are assuming I gave you the neg..

            you are assuming that the OP will use plaster plugs

            you are assuming that that people mount heavy appliances on walls with out following proper instructions.

            you are assuming something works or doesn't for you, will be the same for everyone else.

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              @Archi:

              you are assuming that that people mount heavy appliances on walls with out following proper instructions.

              You're assuming things can be mounted on the wall when they can't.

              If you bothered to look at the link the OP posted it clearly says

              This dryer cannot be wall mounted but can be stacked on top of a compatible front load washing machine or simply placed on the floor

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        If the manufacturer has a wall mounting kit, and it's attached properly to the wall, it'll be fine. I don't know if this particular dryer has such a kit, perhaps it doesn't.

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          If the manufacturer has a wall mounting kit

          Your claim was they did. They don't.

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            @JimmyF: I made no such claim. RUOK?

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              @pjetson: Click on dryer link the OP posted, read the bit that says

              This dryer cannot be wall mounted but can be stacked on top of a compatible front load washing machine or simply placed on the floor

              Then you'll understand why

              Get a wall hanging kit for the dryer, and mount it solidly to the wall, and everything will be fine.

              Is a claim by you they do when they don't.

  • +1 vote

    Yes you can.
    Use some 12mm ply (not chipboard or MDF) covering the whole lower unit plus the extra overhang needed to give more rearward depth. Use an antivibration mat below and above the ply.

    We have them stacked at the GFs place. The drier is a big mofo on a Bosch washing machine and there are no issues.

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    Only one way to find out.

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    I have stacked my dyer on top of my washing machine.
    The dryer is a few cm longer with a similar width.
    I got a anti slip mat between the two to reduce motion.
    It has gone strong for over a year. I haven't seen any movement even when both are running.

    It's still a risk and would depend on the dimensions how much each appliance shakes during use.

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    Hogwash.

    Had a dryer stacked on a front loader for the last ten years. The washing machine has an inset on the top so the dryer doesn't walk.

    Look at any European laundry and you will see stacked appliances.