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Icehouse 01-11-2009 08:17 AM

As of 2008
 
Some common electrical requirements for major appliances


**Always check local electrical codes and the use/care manual for your appliance.**


- The polarity for the power wires is important. If the plug outlet is wires backwards.... things like spark modals in gas ranges can fail, you can receive a possible shock trying to simply replace a light bulb.

- Ground plug must never be broken off!! where a standard two-prong wall receptacle is encountered, it is the personal responsibility and obligation of the customer to have it replaced with a properly grounded three-prong wall receptacle. The ground is a safety in case of a short.

Gas range - 110 -120 volt, 60 hertz, properly grounded branch circuit protected by a 20 amp circuit breaker or fuse. Must be properly grounded and polarized. #12/3 wire is a must .

Automatic Washing Machine
- 110 - 120 volt, 60 hertz 20 amp circuit breaker or fused electrical supply line. Power cord must be connected to a properly grounded and polarized outlet. Because of water conditions found in a laundry room, a GFI ( ground fault interrupter ) outlet must be used. #12/3 wire is a must .

Microwave
- 110 - 120 volt, 60 hertz, properly grounded circuit protected by a 20 amp circuit breaker or fuse. #12/3 wire is a must. A separate (dedicated ) circuit serving this appliance is required..

Dishwasher - 110 - 120 volt, 60 hertz, properly grounded circuit protected by a 20 amp breaker or fuse #12/3 wire is a must. A separate (dedicated ) circuit serving this appliance is a must.

Refrigerator
- 110 - 120 volt, 60 hertz, properly grounded circuit protected by a 20 amp circuit breaker or fuse. #12/3 wire is a must. A separate (dedicated ) circuit serving this appliance is a must.

Gas Dryer
- 110 - 120 volt, 60 hertz, properly grounded circuit protected by a 20 amp circuit breaker or fuse. #12/3 is a must.

Electric Dryer - 220 - 240 volt, 60 hertz, properly grounded circuit with 30 amp breaker or fuse protection. #10 gauge wire is preferred.

Electric Range - 220 - 240 volt, 60 hertz, properly grounded circuit with 40 amp breaker or fuse protection with #8 gauge wire. With a 50 amp breaker, # 6 gauge wire is required.

All 110-120 volt appliances must be on a dedicated line. This means nothing else on the same line or plug.

208 volt AC- only a 5% voltage variation is acceptable
220-240 volt AC 10 % voltage variation is acceptable

All 220-240 volt circuits today are a 4 wire circuit. Red, power...black, power...white, neutral...green or bare, ground.

triple D 01-12-2009 12:13 AM

please revise....
 
Some of your information is not correct. Please check your information against the n.e.c. book and see. 12-3 I think you mean 12-2 w/grnd, and not all appliances are required to be on a dedicated circuit. Just dont want anyone to be mislead. Welcome, and good luck....

Icehouse 01-12-2009 06:54 AM

"Always Check Your Local Electrical Code"
 
As stated in the post. These are the requirements here in Suffolk County, Long Island, New York in which I hold a "Restricted Electricians License" which is required for HVAC/R and Appliance Service as well as "Appliance Repair License". :)

glennjanie 01-12-2009 11:06 AM

Hello IceHouse:
Thank you for the heads-up. When we need to do work in your area we will observe the new requirements.
Glenn


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