The Door Hack You Need To Know For Your Front Load Washer & Dryer

For many, doing laundry is a dreaded chore, but it's one that needs to be done quite regularly. Though having a washer and dryer right in your own home is a luxury, sometimes the way they are placed can be troublesome. This is especially true when you have opposing doors on front load machines. Luckily, an easy TikTok door hack can help turn around your washer-dryer issue in a matter of minutes by changing the direction the door opens.

Taking note of which way the door opens is something that can go unnoticed and be a mistake when choosing a new washer and dryer. If you have front-loaders, for example, and they are set up side by side, it can be quite a dilemma if both doors open towards each other. In other words, instead of them both opening to the right or left, or even away from each other, they both open inward, causing them to crash.

This can make doing laundry an even more annoying chore. Of course, the constant slamming of the doors can also eventually damage the machine, whether the door hinges become loose or just cosmetically causing scrapes and blemishes. Luckily, for most, you're not at the mercy of how your washer and dryer doors are set up — they can totally be changed.

How to change the direction of a dryer door

This TikTok hack is not only easy, but will help you create a functional laundry room. It's also something that is perhaps not widely known. If your front-loader doors bang into each other, hit up against a wall, or otherwise open up in a direction that is a problem, you can reverse the direction of a dryer door. However, washing machines don't typically have the same capacity. As seen in the video, with many dryers, there is a symmetrical set of screw holes on either side that can be utilized. You can essentially have your door open up on any side you prefer. Best of all, it can be done in a few quick minutes.

First, look and see if you can locate the opposite side screw holes. Then use an electric screw driver to remove the screws and the door. Next, align the door on the opposite side and secure it once again. If you have any doubt whether you can do this on your dryer, look at your user manual or contact the manufacturer and ask them directly.