Before you swing by the store, use these helpful tips to prep for your purchase.
Measure Your Space
Before you buy, measure the height, width and depth of your cutout space.
Decide where you will install your new washer and dryer.
YOU WILL NEED:
A level floor with no more than a 1″ slope
A location that can support the installation of a dryer exhaust system
Hot and cold water lines within 3′ of washer hookups
Add at least 6″ to depth for door clearance, dry vents and hookups.
For top-load washers, add at least 20″ for door clearance.
IS YOUR CONNECTION GAS OR ELECTRIC?
There are two dryer types — gas and electric. Similar models look and perform the same, but differ in how they are set up. Your decision between the two will depend on where you will connect your new dryer:
Needs approved gas line with shut-off valve. Ideal if you do one or more laundry loads per day
Needs a 3-prong outlet with 30-amp circuit. Ideal if you only do laundry and few times a week.
WHAT FEATURES DO YOU WANT
Your home should have:
A CST International approved gas supply line
A shut-off valve
Confirm the electrical output is sufficient for the location of your new washer and dryer.
You will need:
A grounded electrical outlet within 4' of the rear of both machines (no extension cord or adaptor)
A separate designated 30 amp circuit. Set water heater to 120°F for washer.