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 Washer/Dryer Listed Dimensions
Author: sum (FL)

Just curious, when you look at the specifications of a washer or dryer, the listed width of the appliance is that a general "rule of thumb" width or is that a "it should fit within a clearance space of this" width?

The reason I am asking is I have a utility room for a washer and dryer and the width of the room from finished sheetrock to finished sheetrock is 56". The entrance door to the utility room has a 32" clear opening.

The washer and dryer dimensions says 27" wide. So both of them should be 54" wide and fit inside a space of 56" with 2" to spare...although hooking up the dryer vent in the back would be a challenge.

But I am wondering is the 27" width a reliable number to go on since I am tempted to just do a online order or best to actually make a trip out to the store to do a physical measurement to make sure?

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 Re: Washer/Dryer Listed Dimensions
Author: hj (AZ)

Normally, that is the actual measurement.

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 Re: Washer/Dryer Listed Dimensions
Author: packy (MA)

if the door is in the center, you have a problem..

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 Re: Washer/Dryer Listed Dimensions
Author: hj (AZ)

Why is that?

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 Re: Washer/Dryer Listed Dimensions
Author: packy (MA)

he will only get one machine in easily. the second will have to be lifted up, over and somehow lowered into place.

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 Re: Washer/Dryer Listed Dimensions
Author: hj (AZ)

He did not indicate how "deep" the room was, but if the utility room is only 2' in front of the machines it is NOT much of a room and just using the machines will be an adventure by itself.

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 Re: Washer/Dryer Listed Dimensions
Author: sum (FL)

It's a square room 56"X56" so I should be able to fit the washer and dryer in with some maneuvering.

Although I do have two rooms each 56"X56" next to each other. One room is the utility room for apartment A, and the other for apartment B. It was set up so each apartment has it's own washer/dryer and top wall cabinets. The water supplies and electric are also set up for each apartment.

However, I am debating whether to just use one room with one set of washer/dryer for both, and have both apartment share that, and the other room I keep vacant and use it for storage.

I am also debating whether to use those "stackable" washer/dryer which will save room and make it easier to deal access the hoses and drain and dryer vent in the back, with the 27" washer and dryer I have no room to do anything unless I pull them out and climb over them to drop to the space behind.

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