06:48PM | 12/12/09
Member Since: 07/06/09
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Hi, My daughter moved into this house where the washer and dryer are in the garage. The washer froze over the last few days during a cold spell. What should we do to prevent this happening? INsulated all the water pipes but what about the machine? And now I am not sure it is going to work again. This is a young married couple just starting out so is a big set back for them. Any suggestions?

Thanks Sue


05:52AM | 12/13/09
Member Since: 11/11/02
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** The washer froze over the last few days during a cold spell. What should we do to prevent this happening? **

There is nothing that can be done to prevent the washer from freezing if it is in subfreezing temperatures besides warming the space it is in. You can not stuff the machine full of insulation if that's what you were hoping.

If allowed to freeze any water handling components of the machine could be damaged... besides the fact that it would be inoperable while frozen.

The proper solution is to move it into a heated area.


Dan O.

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10:25PM | 01/18/18
Surely, directing to moving the machine to a warm place, cannot be the only assistance anyone can provide. No comment regarding a way to defrost/dislodge ice that has formed in components... nothing?
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