Things to Know About 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 guidelines, all new homes require four-prong versions. Plus, lots of appliances being made today require 3- or 4-pronged power cords.
The reason officials made this change was because three-prong cords combined 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 happens, anyone in the home that touches the appliance faces potential electric shock.
But these changes led to the common modern-day challenge people encounter when buying new appliances: Can the cord on the machine be changed to match the outlet in the wall? Or do I need 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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At Falso Service Experts, we want you to be comfortable with who you bring into your home. We realize that by booking an appointment with us, you are allowing a stranger into your home or onto your property, and for many people that can be a frightening proposition.
That’s why at Falso Service Experts, all our repair team have passed a nationwide criminal background check and drug screening.
You can expect your Falso Service Experts electrical technician will arrive within their arranged time slot, driving a Falso Service Experts vehicle, neatly dressed in a Falso Service Experts uniform and sporting a Falso Service Experts ID badge. You can rest assured we will leave our work areas neat and tidy and treat your home and furnishings as we would our own.