Washing machine in the bathroom

I would like to add my new washing machine in the bathroom under the boiler.
Would be on fused spur. Do I need to put a door in front to isolate or can be left like that visually in the bathroom? Help!!!

Asked by Daniela on 27th Jul 2022
Expert Trade Answers
"Hi Daniela ! The washing machine can be connected from that spur , but you need to know that the specific circuit who feeds the spur needs to be rcd protected . This is very important to know , or just replace the mcb that feeds the spur with an rcbo ! Regarding the door , you don t need one . I hope this will help you .

King regards ,
Answered on 27th Jul 2022 - Member since Apr 2018 - report
"First question do you have rcd protection on the circuit that's going to be supplying the washer ?

If not you need an rcd protected spur unit and due to the bathroom being steamy and the possibility of water ingress I would install a weatherproof spur unit.

If done as above then I can't see any reason why you would need to put a door in front of it."
Answered on 27th Jul 2022 - Member since Apr 2017 - report
"a washing machine is allowed in a bathroom as long as the manufacturer says its ok in a bathroom!
it MUST be fitted to a fused connection unit (in laymans terms, it looks like the connection for your boiler - a wire from the boiler, hardwired into the wall. inside that little box is a fuse). ie you cannot just have a socket and plug the machine in. and electrician will hardwire it in for you."
Answered on 27th Jul 2022 - Member since Jul 2022 - report
"If avoidable, it is not the best place to locate such equipment. If unavoidable, it should be placed in a boxed compartment, such that moisture does not find its way into the circuit board within the equipment."
Answered on 16th Aug 2022 - Member since Aug 2022 - report
"Any electrical connection in a bathroom would have to be totally enclosed for regulation purposes and moisture. I would put a door on if possible to minimise water egress. Hope this helps."
Answered on 28th Jul 2022 - Member since Feb 2022 - report
"it doesn't have to be on a fuse spur but the socket can not be in the bathroom due to it could potentially get water/moisture effected"
Answered on 16th Aug 2022 - Member since Aug 2022 - report
"It needs to have a cupboard built around it . As there is specific zones in a bathroom."
Answered on 27th Jul 2022 - Member since Feb 2022 - report
"There are allocated zones in bathrooms for this, they said it should be at least 0.6m from a bath or shower. If you’re getting a qualified electrician to install this then should be aware of correct and safe positions"
Answered on 27th Jul 2022 - Member since Jun 2020 - report
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