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.

 

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13 Responses to “Does the old Whirlpool Duet Pedestals fit the new Duet’s? YES they do, no matter what anyone says.”

  1. Thank you for this information, was just going to waste money on the new ones!!!

  2. To top it off the store said the delivery guys wouldn’t touch the old pedestals, well I was all prepared to do it myself. The delivery guy waved me away and said it would be faster if he did it. I said, feel free.

  3. I can confirm. I just had a new Duet washer, Model WFW94HEXW2, installed to replace my original Duet washer from 2004, Model GHW9250MT0, and the old pedestal fit the new washer just fine.

  4. I can confirm the older pedestals do indeed fit the newer Duet models! I purchased a new set this week and installed my 9 year old pedestals to the new units without a hitch. As stated above, the delivery guys WILL NOT touch the older pedestals, so be prepared to tackle it yourself! It is easily done, but standing the washer back up is a chore and will take a minimum of two folks to pull it off. Good luck!

  5. Confirmed here too! 10 minutes later 10 year old pedestal looks lovely on brand new duet dryer. thanks!

  6. Thanks for setting up this page!
    Confirmed that Whirlpool duet washer (WFW8640BW) fits on top of an 8-year old pedestal. At first the installers refused to install it but when I told them I won’t accept the delivery until they at least tried it, they did, and it fit perfectly.

  7. Thanks for this page!
    We don’t have pedestals but have a “stack kit”. Anyone know if the old Whirlpool stack kit fits with a new Whirlpool washer and older dryer?

  8. Thanks for this page, it’s been very helpful! I am using the “latest” model Whirlpool Duets – WFW70HEBW and would like to know if anyone is using the XHP1550VW pedestals for them? If so, would you be able to snap a picture and upload or sent it to jaytreezy@gmail.com? I’ll upload the picture onto my server where others can view it if they have the same question. Thanks again for your help, guys!

  9. Just wanted to add my two cents… I am not sure of model numbers but I had bought the Whirlpool Duet washer and dryer in November of 2004 with the pedestals. I have just replaced them with new ones (the clerk referred to them as the 88s – i think this is because there is 88 in the model number) this week (May 2014). The pedestals fit perfectly!

  10. Thanks for sharing your info. We just bought a new Duet washer (WFW70HEBW) from LOWEs to replace our 11 year old washer
    (GHW9100LW2) which died. We kept our old 13″ pedestal (LAB2700MQ)
    and the guys from LOWEs had no trouble installing it on our new machine. Like somebody said earlier…there is some overhang but it’s in the back where you can’t see it. Nice!!

  11. Just bought new Duet (WGD95HED) and dryer to from LOWES replace 11+ year old models (washer-GHW920) Bought pedestals in 2003 for previous Duet’s. We called Whirlpool, they said we needed new pedestals. We read comments on this site and took a chance. The old pedestals fit GREAT! I gave the installers each a $20 tip and they attached them for me. Ok, they don’t look as good as new pedestals would have looked, but they look like $500 savings to me! Thank you everyone for your previous comments!

    • I had a Whirlpool washer and dryer that were 8 to 10 years old that I replaced today and they did indeed fit on my old pedestals. The washer is about two inches deeper than the old one and overhangs the pedestal in back by that amount but all of the mounting holes matched up perfectly. Don’t let the sales person or anyone at Whirlpool tell the olds one won’t work because they do.

  12. Thank you so much for posting your findings! You saved me $250. I was in the same boat as you. My 2005 Duet dryer died and I decided to get the same brand/line to save on getting a new pedestal stand. Information online regarding compatibility was very unclear until I found your posting. Whirlpool has made a DELIBERATE attempt to force buyers to purchase new XHP1550VW pedestal stands when buyers do NOT need to do so. Whirlpool has done this in a number of ways. They have purposefully omitted any dimension documentation for the new stand from their support website to prevent anyone from doing a comparison. When I looked at the documentation for the new WED72HEDW dryer I was purchasing, the dimensional drawing shows the dryer to be 3″ deeper than my current stand, when it is really only 3″ deeper at the top of the dryer and the body/base is EXACTLY the same depth and width as my old LAB2700MQ base. The drawing doesn’t portray it that way. They have changed the height of the new stand 15.5″ vs. the old stand 13″. On Q&A webpages on Best Buy’s website Whirlpool customer service has responded to customer inquiries with outright LIES at times stating that the old stand is not compatible with a new dryer. At other times on that site they have stated that they don’t know or haven’t tested it, so they can’t say. I also found occasions where they say it might fit but really won’t work because it won’t be ascetically pleasing and won’t match the look of the new dryer. My old pedestal stand looks just fine with my new dryer. I’d never know they weren’t a matched set. When I went to Lowes and purchased my new dryer, the salesman tried to tell me my old stand would never work with the new dryer. I told him I had researched it online and understood it would work. His response – “You can’t believe everything you read on the Internet.” Then I guess I can’t believe any of the reviews about your company’s good service online? When the delivery men arrived to install my new dryer the foreman assured me that the old stand would not work with the new dryer. I assured him I had done my research and it would work. He argued with me for a few minutes and then said he would try it just to show me it wouldn’t work. Lo and behold, it was a perfect fit! What a joke! They are probably all in on the scam getting compensated down the line for any unwitting victims they can dupe into buying a new stand. Makes me wonder about the new power cord the Lowes salesman tried to convince me to buy for $27. I told him I would reuse the old power cord and he noted the delivery men wouldn’t install that and I’d have to do that myself. Fine by me, it’s just a few screws. When I told the deliverymen I’d be taking care of that, they said that they had to install a new cord by law and would take care of it for me at no charge. They must carry extras in the truck to deal with people like me who didn’t fall for the new power cord scam. I’m guessing all sellers are mandated by law to provide one, but Lowes has broken it out as a separate accessory to increase profits. Also, a note about Lowes and their free, seven days a week, next day delivery service on appliances. I bought my dryer on a Friday and they tried to tell me it wouldn’t be delivered until Tuesday because it was the holiday season and they were very busy with lots of deliveries each day. So hire another truck. It’s not my problem you didn’t plan well. Either give me an additional discount or honor your pledge. Had to get a manager override to honor their advertised commitment, but I took delivery the next afternoon despite the salesman’s assurances that it would likely be near midnight, if I wanted it the next day. The whole experience is like buying a used car. They should be ashamed. Buyer beware!

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