Rated 4 out of 5Â by 15
Rated 4 out of 5Â by aremster Do-It-Yourself Installation tip...
The first drip pan we installed ourselves, we cracked the edges all up, trying to get the silly washing machine into it. We got a little smarter second time around. Tilt washing machine back and scoot back edge of pan under the machine about halfway. Use 2 2x4's- one on outside edge of pan (under the washing machine), and one on inside edge of pan at same edge (protects the edge of the pan and creates a small "lever"), and gently tilt machine up and over into the pan and slide it forward. Once the machine is inside the pan, you can adjust it around to square it up.
May 19, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5Â by Vette Drip pan,served its purpose
Contrary to what the first person wrote in their review, my drip pan had to have a hole cut into it by a handyman in order to put the accessories onto it. ( the washer and a inside pipe that is screwed on to channel any possible water to the drain instead of ruining your floors/ carpet etc). Home Depot will not cut it for you,keep that in mind..... Also, because my pan was screwed floor to the drain on the base of my floor my washer and dryer didn't have to be put inside and then slide into the closet as the first reviewer stated. my door frame measurements wouldn't work that way. the delivery men lifted the unit up and sat it into the drip pan. Not bad for the price, it gives me a piece of mind knowing in case my washer is leaking I have a safety system in place. the plastic is very flimsy but, serves its purpose!
October 13, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by tdev1 Good to an extent.....
Well, maybe the pan would have been an excellent water catcher IF the machine didn't have to be moved at all. Unfortunately, that was the whole purpose of getting the pan in the first place for us..... to have a water catcher in place when the machine DID have to be moved. (Note that we were not draining this pan anywhere, which is an option when you purchase it. We are using it strictly as a pan.)
We have a stacking unit in a typical narrow closet. Since you seem to need access behind the machines for one reason or another, (if only cleaning out the dryer vent to the outside), we built a heavy duty shelf just 2" above the washer, and placed the dryer on top of that, which allows the washer to move freely below. We placed the washer in the pan, and everything should have been fine. Not so. The washing machine is so heavy that the pan cracked on the side the very first time we attempted to moved the machine. HOWEVER, I had an extra one in my garage I used for painting projects, so I ran and got it, added it on top of the cracked one, and we haven't had a problem since. In fact, it's quite sturdy now.
BOTTOM LINE? If you plan on moving your machine, personally, I'd place two of these pans under my machine and, obviously, with at least two people, very carefully lower the machine into the pans so you don't crack them straight out of the gate.
September 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by LittleKitten Used as bird bath!
We used this washing machine pan as a bird bath. We had used water heater pans but had to block up the hole with PVC fittings and after time mold grew and was really hard to get out of the crevices. This is a little shallower but the little birds seem to like it better and it has no hole so they will be easier to clean. :)
September 30, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5Â by Termie Not 28"x30" as listed
I went back and forth to Home Depot several times trying to find a washing machine pan that would fit in a laundry closet with a 29"-wide door frame. It turns out Home Depot doesn't sell such a product. Like all of the other pans sold at Home Depot, this actually has external dimensions of 31"x32". Don't be fooled by the 28"x30" listing - those are the internal dimensions, which correspond to footprint of a washer this pan will hold. If you're ordering a washer/dryer to be installed in a closet, you should know that many Home Depot installers won't install a unit without a drip pan, and can only do so by sliding the pan into the closet with the washer already in it, making it basically impossible unless your doorframe is wider than 31".
Also, just so you're not surprised, this pan is really just a cheap piece of molded plastic, similar to a children's sled. There are no features to speak of - it's just flat, hard plastic, and it didn't appear to come with any of the accessories pictured, at least not when I went to buy it at the store.
May 8, 2013