Challenges of Installing Washer Dryer Hookups
The electrical outlets of today’s washers and dryers aren’t the same as the standard home outlets of 120V. This is due to the fact that these appliances need a higher voltage. If your home was built before the mid-1990s, its outlets most likely only have three prongs. Due to more stringent safety recommendations, all new homes require four-prong versions. Plus, many appliances being made today need 3- or 4-pronged power cords.
The reason for this change was because three-prong cords coupled the neutral and ground wires into a single prong. This created the possibility for current flowing onto the ground wire, which could electrify the frame of the appliance. If this occurs, anyone in the home that touches the appliance runs the risk of electric shock.
But these changes led to the common modern-day dilemma people encounter when buying new appliances: Can the cord on the machine be changed to match the outlet in the wall? Or do I have to replace the washer dryer hookups? Do I need to add an additional circuit to the breaker panel?
These types of decisions should be made by a certified and professional electrician.
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