How to Remove a Pedestal Drawer From a Whirlpool Washer

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How to Remove a Pedestal Drawer From a Whirlpool Washer
Front-loading washers are easier to use when raised on a pedestal. (Martin Poole/Lifesize/Getty Images)

Whirlpool washers and dryers come with optional, separately purchased bases called pedestals. Pedestals raise the machines approximately 14 inches off the floor, making it easier to move laundry in and out of front-loading machines. Whirlpool pedestals have integrated drawers that provide extra laundry room storage. These drawers require removal when installing the pedestal and levelling or moving the washing machine.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Phillips head screwdriver

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Pull the drawer out of the pedestal as far as possible. Empty the drawer.

  2. 2

    Locate the screws holding the drawer to the sliders. There should be one screw on each side.

  3. 3

    Use a Phillips head screwdriver to remove both screws.

  4. 4

    Pull the drawer the rest of the way out of the pedestal.

Tips and warnings

  • Keep the removed screws in a safe place for use when reinstalling the drawer.
  • Make sure the pedestal is reassembled correctly and anchored to the washer before operating the machine.

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