Instructions for Use: Appliance Mover Systems
Preparing for a refrigerator move
If moving a refrigerator, remove the front bottom grill.
Remove objects from the top of the appliance, shut off any connected gas and water and disconnect the lines. Unplug electrical cords, measure the overhead clearance between the highest point of the appliance and the lowest point of any ceiling, soffit or overhanging fixture. If less than 2" see Tips and Techniques.
Moving the appliance
1. Slide the plates under the appliance as far as they will go. They should extend (at least slightly) all the way through the rear of the load. Never Force The Plates. If they do not slide under freely see Tips and Techniques.
The load must be off the floor by at least 1/4" but not more than 2". In most cases there is about 1/4"-3/4" space available for air beam placement. If the appliance is flat on the floor, some tilting may be needed. If bottom of appliance frame is more than 1" from the floor, spacers can be used.
2. Position the plates as far apart from each other as possible, but no closer than 1/4" from any leveling legs. On most ranges plates can be positioned under the bottom drawer.
3. When attaching the hose to blower be sure to use the air outlet, not the air intake used for the vacuum. Attach a hose to each air beam and make sure all fittings are tight.
4. Connect the blower to a grounded power source. Place one hand on top of the appliance to steady it and turn the blower on. As a safety measure, always keep the on/off switch accessible while in operation.
5. Move the load slowly and steadily using both hands. Position the load in the desired location. Do not rock the floating appliance. Rocking the load could cause the plates to contact the floor and drag.
6. Make sure all of the electrical cords and tubing are out from under the load and then turn off the blower. The load will then gently settle on the floor.
7. Grasp the end fittings firmly and pull the hoses off the lifting plates. Do not pull on the hoses.
8. Remove the plates from under the load by sliding them out while keeping them flat on the floor. If the plates catch on chassis bolts, angle them so that they will continue to slide out easily. Do Not Force.
All blowers have an air outlet to inflate the air beams when attached to the air beam and blower hoses.
Some systems have a dual-purpose blower. In addition to the air outlet they have an air inlet that converts the blower to a vacuum to assist in easy clean up.
Just detach the blower hose from one end of the blower and place it on the air inlet located on the other end of the blower. Then remove the hoses to the air beams and the tee fitting and place a vacuum attachment on the end of the blower hose. Now the blower becomes a vacuum cleaner, so just hit the switch and the blower will vacuum up installation mess and dirt.