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Planning on W/D, questions on hookups

Posted by taxtax (My Page) on
Thu, Jul 11, 13 at 11:41

Hello all. I'm not sure if this is the proper forum for this, but here goes.

The previous owner seems to have taken their stacked Washer/Dryer including hookups with them. I have decided to finally get my own (less trips to a laundromat).

Fist time doing all this, so the basics are still new to me. I searched around and there are still stacked units sold in places. My washroom is small, and the only hookups installed for washer/dryer are in the washroom in this house. So that is where I will put it.

I'm not sure here, but I"m guessing it looks like either I need to put in a 90 deg metal elbow here, or could I still just connect the aluminum (stretchy) connector without worry? I'm debating on my options here. Currently the way the previous owner left things are looking like the images I included.

I"m also guessing here, but I am assuming I will have to buy water hoses (hot, cold, dispeller), and also power cable as well, since these never come with the units I am guessing?

I'm curious what your thoughts are on this. Also, is there any decent method of checking this vent to make sure it's not plugged? Or can that easily be done from checking the pressure from the unit when installed and running?

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RE: Planning on W/D, questions on hookups

That's quite a picture you have there. It looks like the end of a dryer vent. The only sure way to tell if it's clogged is to run a brush through it from end to end. Do you know where the other end exits the home? Hopefully, it's a short run. Lengthy runs can kill the efficiency of a dryer since it can't effectively move the heated moist air out of the machine.

Whether you need an elbow of a piece of flexible connector depends on where the exit vent of your dryer is relative to the connector end at your wall. Once again, short and smooth for good air flow is better, but you don't always get a great choice here.

Hot and cold water hookup hoses can be purchased. The drain line has always been a part of the washers I've owned. The power line you'll need depends on the type of washer/dryer you have and the configuration of your wall outlet.

There are two types of machines you may be calling "stacked." There are normal, full sized front loading washers and dryers that may be stacked on top of each other and there are one-piece units, usually much smaller units, that are permanently attached to each other vertically. Often, the latter type is called a laundry center.

You'll need to measure carefully to determine your options.

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