Updating Electric Wiring to Dryer & Range Questions
Thanks for taking the time to read my post...
While looking at clothes dryers/washers (future purchase), I noticed that Miele dryers come only with a 4 prong (four wire) plug already connected to the dryer itself and there is no way to alter this setup for safety reasons of course.
I guess safety codes have changed and a 4 wire system is now the new standard for all dryer manufactures.
Currently I have a Whirlpool dryer that is hard wired (direct connect) and it uses only 3 wires.
Question one...Should I have an electrician update the line from the service panel to the dryer using the new 4 wire system and have him install a 4 prong plug outlet?
Question two...Since he's there, should I have him update the electric range power supply (panel to range) also and install the new 4 prong plug outlet? Currently it's a direct connect (hard wired) 3 wire system.
Question three...Approximately how much will this cost and is it really all that necessary or am I thinking too much?
The house is a Cape Cod style home with service panel in the basement. Washer/dryer are located in the basement so electrical runs are not that long but on the other side of the basement.
I updated my service panel to 200 amps a few years ago so that should be all up to code.
Thanks in advance to any advice you can throw at me.