Washing Machine

Detail ID
7.0105.1
Topic
Plug Load
SubTopic
Laundry
Desired Outcome

Reduce energy and water usage with a fully functioning washing machine that does not inhibit accessibility

SF Single Family Site-Built Housing
MH Manufactured Housing
MF Multifamily Housing

Specifications

  • SF
  • MH
  • MF
Specification Objective

Verify electrical receptacle meets the requirements of NFPA 70 (Article 422)

Safe electrical connection

  • SF
  • MH
  • MF
Specification Objective

Select appliance that:

is an ENERGY STAR® and WaterSense appliance, equivalent, or better

has a minimum one-year warranty that provides a replacement appliance if repeated issues relating to health, safety, or performance occur

will fit in location with manufacturer required clearance without blocking access to cabinets and light switches

fits through the smallest opening between outdoors and the installation location

that has standby losses of one watt or less

Efficient, safe, and reliable appliance selected

  • SF
  • MH
  • MF
Specification Objective

Install appliance according to manufacturer specifications and applicable code

Safe, secure, and proper installation

Specification Objective

Install shut-off valves if not already present

Install hoses that can withstand the local water pressure

If located in or above conditioned area, install an overflow pan and drain to a code approved location

Provide service shutoffs, durable hoses, and prevent water damage to structure

  • SF
  • MH
  • MF
Specification Objective

Where applicable, ensure appliance is accessible as required by the Federal Fair Housing Act and ICC A117.1

The appliance shall not reduce required maneuvering clearances to less than that permitted by local, state, or federal guidelines

Accessible home

  • SF
  • MH
  • MF
Specification Objective

Permanently remove equipment from job site and recycle or dispose of removed equipment and refrigerant in accordance with local and federal law (e.g., EPA Section 608 of Clean Air Act of 1990)

Permanently decommission old equipment

Old equipment is permanently removed from service, protect the environment, and comply with regulation

  • SF
  • MH
  • MF
Specification Objective

Provide occupants/owners with user's manual, warranty information, installation instructions, and installer contact information

Manufacturer supplied information available to occupant

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