Clothes Dryer

Detail ID
7.0105.2
Topic
Plug Load
SubTopic
Laundry
Desired Outcome

Safely reduce energy use for drying clothes

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

Specifications

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  • MF
Specification Objective

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

Safe electrical connection

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Specification Objective

Select dryer that:

is equipped with moisture sensor

has energy features that reduce both peak electric demand and absolute energy use

has a standby losses of one watt or less

best matches the venting options (e.g., central location, length of vent, cost of venting)

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

Efficient, safe, and reliable appliance selected

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  • MF
Specification Objective

Install appliance according to manufacturer specifications and applicable code

Safe, secure, and proper installation

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  • MF
Specification Objective

Vent dryer to outdoors according to SWS detail 6.0202.1 (Ventilation: Local Ventilation: Appliance Exhaust: Clothes Dryer)

Dryer vented to outdoors safely and effectively

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  • 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

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Specification Objective

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

Permanently decommission old appliance

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

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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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