Does the old Whirlpool Duet Pedestals fit the new Duet’s? YES they do, no matter what anyone says.
This is the question I had. We asked 3 different stores, 2 saying yes they would fit, 1 saying no. AND Whirlpool themselves said a resounding NO the old pedestals don’t fit the new machines. Of course they said this, they want to sell you new ones. To back up a bit, our 12 year old Duet dryer died. We wanted to replace the dryer, not the washer and use the pedestal. Logical right? Wrong, huge run around, second guessing ourselves, researching the silly owner manuals, trying to link diagrams from the old pedestals to the new ones. Well taking a tape measure to the store to see what the difference was, the best plan, we found out some intersting things. The top of the new dryer over-hangs the back of the new machine by about 2 inches but fits the old pedestal to a T. The new washers over-hang the new pedestals, hence the old pedestals, by 2 inches. It is the EXACT same frame for the pedestal, 24X27, the difference was the height. Ours are 13, the new being 10 or 15.5 high.
So lessons learned, as my dad always says, measure twice, cut once. Saved ourselves $249 on the dryer pedestal and will eventually do the same when the washer dies.