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removing a washer & dryer

Discussion in 'Technical Discussion' started by jterry, Jul 28, 2010.

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  1. jterry

    jterry New Member

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    Has any one ever removed a washer dryer from a 1988 45 Viking with a C floor plan. If you have how did you get them out?
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    Drive up the road to Marlow's place and ask for George Dragon. There is not much George hasn't done on a boat. If he doesn't know off hand, I'll bet he can figure it out right quick.
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    Loren Schweizer YF Associate Writer

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    jterry:

    No, I have never replaced a washer/dryer from a 45 Vik, but I have listed and sold a few of these, particularly the Plan C, which seems to be the more popular model, and paid attention to details like this.
    You might have to remove the doors--and should so you don't prang the joinery as you wrestle the bear. Pull it straight out, then angle it around/over the dinette table, up past the galley and out the salon door.
    Viking did NOT install the washer dryer and then build the rest of the boat around it--nobody's that good.
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    It is also likely that you will need to remove the stop for the cockpit door as well as the molding opposite the door.
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    yotphix New Member

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    I hate to state the obvious but you asked only about removing. Most washers and dryers easily come apart into five panels plus a drum and then slip out the smallest passages. I don't know the boat but I did that recently then found a more compact pair that came in without disassembly. When I was taking the old units apart I found pretty clear evidence that they had come in the same way.
  6. jterry

    jterry New Member

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    removing a washer & dryer from a 45c viking

    thanks for the advice I used a metal cutting saw and cut them up.
    jterry