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    Washing machine in the bathroom

    Electricians

    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
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    Silviu Piersic

    "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 ,
    Silviu"

    Answered on 27th Jul 2022 - Member since Apr 2018 - report
    NA Electrical

    "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
    Shocked electrical

    "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
    Simon

    "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
    Sb electrical

    "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
    Yousif Abdou

    "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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