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Dryer plug different from wall connection [duplicate]

I have a new out building with a laundry room. The wall plug in the new laundry room is not the same as the plug on the dryer. Do I need a new dryer or can I get a new cable for the dryer? Here is ...
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Best approach for enlarging washer and dryer compartment

I have a laundry room that has a section reserved for the washer and dryer with a drain. Presumably it exists in case either unit leaks for some reason. The problem is, I ordered a new washer and ...
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Washing machine plumbing

I have a house in Northern Virginia built in the mid-1980s. PEX plumbing throughout. The exterior walls are 2x4. In my laundry room, the washing machine backs up against an exterior wall. The plumber ...
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Dryer display fogged up

I got a brand new maytag dryer and I accidentally had the exhaust vent blocked for the first cycle and the room got a bit humid and the display fogged up like this. I fixed the problem, but it's been ...
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Rattling noise in Bosch WFK2401UC Compact Washer on spin

I have a compact Bosch stackable washer and dryer model #WFK2401UC. When it goes into the spin cycle, mainly when the revolutions are slower, it makes a rattling noise like there is spare change ...
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What are these small things on my laundry room wall?

I'd like to install a floating shelf here. I guess I should remove these. But I want to understand what these small things are and make sure I won't regret removing them.
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Ideas for redesigning laundry room entrance [closed]

We have a laundry room that's tight in space and with inconvenient entrance that I would like to redesign. As shown in picture, our laundry room is in first floor and its sitting in the entrance into ...
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How to mount butcher's block counter above washer/dryer?

I'm redoing my laundry room, and planning to put a butcher's block style counter top above the washer and dryer. The plan is for the counter to extend the full width of the room. Questions: It has to ...
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Drilling above laundry, hit something hard

I was drilling into my wall in my laundry closet (contains my washer, dryer, and water heater) to install shelf brackets above my dryer and washer. After using a stud finder, I drilled where I ...
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Laundry Sink Drains Slowly

My washing machine drains into a basement sink, which is connected to the same pipe that handles the kitchen sink and dishwasher located upstairs. The drain has never kept up with the washing machine ...
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Washing machine drain leak / back up

Hi I recently bought a new Beko washing machine with dryer (model WD75141), just after 5-6 washes I saw water leakage on the floor, most probably drain water by the looks of it. I am no expert my ...
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Laundry drain smells like sewer after washing clothes

I have an in-wall laundry drain - pictured below. Since we moved in it had a significant clog which I unclogged with a combination of wet-vac sucking on the drain and snaking the vent pipe. Finally we ...
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Need to move the dryer vent up by 3ft

I just bought a stacking washer/dryer machine and I need to relocate my floor dryer vent by 3ft above the floor so that I can push my machine all the way against the wall. This will give me about ...
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Can I keep mold out of wet rags?

I am cleaning windows (small business) and that generates a bag of wet dirty cotton towel rags each day. I wash the rags each day, and need to store those until the end of the week, when I take the ...
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Very hot water in the toilets

A nine-floor brick building. Since around Feb. 2020 the entire stack get very hot water in the toilets (when flushing). Additionally - when someone takes a shower, he/she gets extremely hot water for ...
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Can you have a laundry to landscape irrigation system with no sewer line?

I’m currently purchasing a house where they renovated over where the laundry hookups used to be, so those need to be added from scratch. A plumber looked at the house and said the best location to add ...
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How do I remove black mold from area of laundry machine where water won’t reach?

I noticed some black mold in my laundry machine. Unfortunately, this area seems to be in between the glass part and the plastic and I can’t fit even a fingernail in to remove it (even water can’t ...
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Plumbing Setup for Basement Laundry [closed]

I am trying to remove some outdated, and possibly poorly laid out plumbing to create a new setup for a washer/dryer and sink. The current setup has a brass drain line a few feet above the ground and ...
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Can anyone explain what this pipe is in the basement?

We just bought a house and are getting a new washer/dryer setup, but the old one is slightly confusing. There is a switched pump to pump out the laundry water. I don't know if this open pipe above ...
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How can I bypass a door open error code on an LG top load washer?

I have a LG WT7100CW top load washing machine. Right now it won't operate and it keeps throwing up a dE error code. Basically it thinks that door is open/it can't lock the door. I pulled the door ...
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Laundry standpipe overflow when separate sink pump runs at same time only

My Laundry standpipe and a separate sink pump are connected to the same branch drain drain line.  My laundry room is in the basement.  I can do laundry no problem by itself, but if the sink is used (...
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Washer/dryer in the garage

Florida home: I'm wanting to relocate my washer and dryer to the garage. It is a gas dryer. Question: Do I need to elevate both units off the garage floor? ( It is post 2003.)
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Temporary (multi-hour) voltage drop that seems instigated by running an appliance?

I have a 15 amp circuit that runs to the laundry room and has on it: An indoor receptacle with a lamp plugged into it An indoor receptacle with an exercise bike plugged into it An indoor receptacle ...
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Dedicated Laundry Room Circuit?

I live in Florida. According to the Florida Residential Building Codes (2017): E3703.3 Laundry circuit. A minimum of one 20-ampere-rated branch circuit shall be provided for receptacles located ...
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Plumbing utility sink into washing machine with no vent

So I currently have a washing machine that has its hose running into a 2" standpipe that is coming out of my basement floor. A humidifier hose and AC hose also squeezes into that standpipe and it's ...
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Washer and toilet water backing up into shower. Can't change plumbing. What can I do?

Renting a tear down, landlord does next to nothing, house will be torn down. Water drainage from house is not working, also not going to be redone. So the problem is drainage for 3 showers 4 toilets ...
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Is there anything to be concerned with this picture?

I just got a W/D combo unit that only needs a 120V outlet and my laundry room only has a 240V outlet. Rather than converting the 240V to a 120V, I want to be able to have both 120V and 220V outlets ...
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Is a threshold drain outside my laundry room and bathroom, draining to daylight, a good idea?

We are building out a two-room suite that consists of a full bathroom (tub, sink, toilet) and a full laundry room (washer, sink). There is one single door that enters into this two room suite. I think ...
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What are the difficulties in installing an in-floor drain in a laundry room?

I’m looking into a new construction home that lacks a floor drain in the laundry room. As I’m not a plumber, I’d like to understand how trivial or not trivial it is to add this, in case the builder ...
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What are alternatives to an in-floor drain in a laundry room?

Let’s say you had a house and, for whatever reason, it was not possible to have an in-floor drain in the laundry room. Are there alternatives that would ideally provide the same value in case of a ...
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Is there a problem with a media enclosure box in a laundry room?

Looked at a home where the media enclosure box is in the laundry room. Is that ok? Particularly, I’m unsure if there’s an issue about moisture being near wiring.
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How to fish a rubber seal gasket from dryer exhaust

So I bought one of these vent hose (https://youtu.be/JwqfSEbhCwY) and yeah I should've read the reviews. Well, the rubber gasket fell into the dryer exhaust. I stuck my hand as far as it can go but I ...
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Install Sump Pump Check Valve on Washing Machine

We just purchased a Everbuilt THD1020 (In-Line Sump Pump Check Valve) , and installed in the back hose of our washing machine. The original hose would leak detergent soap and water. Is it a good ...
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Any idea what this is?

We have this in the washer dryer area of our Mother-In-Law. When we moved in no washer dryer was present. I sort of suspect it's some sort of drain hookup because there is no drain. Does anyone know? ...
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New dryer makes concerning noise when drum spins

I bought a scratch and dent GE Dryer (model GTX42EASJWW) from AJMadison and had it professionally installed this morning. It makes a concerning noise when I spin the drum - either by hand or in a ...
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Clothes dryer causing humidity problems in garage - would extraction fan help?

We have a double garage with a high ceiling which is also where our laundry is. We have a problem with humidity in there due to the clothes dryer being in there which is used very regularly. This is ...
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Should dryer vent hose be half embedded in drywall?

We are at the tail end of a laundry room renovation that included installing drywall over cement walls. Our contractor swears having half the dryer’s vent opening and hose embedded in drywall is ...
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Washer drain pipe overflow

We recently just moved. A week in. It's been raining on and off for the past few days. This morning I noticed a huge puddle in my laundry/half bath. Couldnt find the source. An hour ago I heard a ...
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Whirlpool gas dryer diagnostics

My Whirlpool gas dryer stopped working efficiently recently. Peering into the burner hole shows clearly that it is sparking when the dryer starts, but doesn't seem to reignite later on. I checked the ...
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Speed Queen washing machine stopped working mid-cycle

I have a Speed Queen washing machine model AWN432SP111TW01, serial 1110013649. It's been working fine for years and we had never had any trouble with it, but today it stopped mid-cycle, and won't ...
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What is this item? Unknown device in old laundry closet in newer construction house

I am planning on turning the space where an old laundry closet used to be into a shower area as part of a more extensive renovation (house was built in 2006). As part of the planning and design part ...
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In Unit Laundry Room Stacking Washer/Dryer for Apartment

I'm currently looking at apartments for when I move out of my parents house, and my two top picks for apartments have hook ups for a washer and dryer. One of them, the laundry area is for a stackable ...
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I live in NJ. Do I need a p-trap and vent on a washer drain line not going directly to the stack?

Here is my situation. As it sits now, my washer drains directly into the slop sink right next to it. I live in a split level and I am moving the washer & Dryer up one half level about 6 feet in ...
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What type of glass allows UV-B radiation to pass for laundry sanitizing?

I want to know if there's a type of glass that doesn't filter UVB? I live in tropical region, and my real objective is for my laundry. I want to hang them out in the sun, for quicker drying, but most ...
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Can you pull air from an unfinished attic into a closet with a clothes dryer?

I have a closet with a electric modern clothes dryer in it. It has nice cabinet doors and I think it is pretty air tight when the doors are shut. I don't really want to get louvered doors so as not to ...
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Is GFCI a good idea for a washer in a utility room, even if not required?

Updating wiring for a laundry area, I'm wondering if a GFCI receptacle should be used for the washer. The washer manual asks for a 15A individual branch circuit. Code says if the receptacle is within ...
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Can a hot tub be installed in a utility room?

We just bought a house with a large, unfinished utility room in the basement, about 15 ft x 20 ft. The previous owner just used it for storage. It has washer/dryer hookups and contains the furnace and ...
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Can I add a 120v branch for a washer to a 240v dryer circuit?

I’m running 10-3 Romex for a 240v electric dryer in our garage. It would be very convenient to tap into one hot leg and add a 120v outlet for the washer (they will be stacked). Is this allowed per NEC ...
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Connect cold faucet to washing machine's hot inlet to test internal connectivity?

In the absence of a working water heater, is it okay to connect a cold water faucet to a modern H-E washing machine's hot inlet to test the machine's internal tubing for leaks by running a warm or hot ...
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How do I add a utility sink drain into a tight space?

I'm adding a laundry/utility tub to my garage and have exposed the existing plumbing behind the wall (see picture). I understand I need to have both the sink and washing machine drains vented, but I ...