gfi for laundry appliances


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Old 01-30-04, 01:02 PM
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gfi for laundry appliances

afaik, they are not mandatory, but i suppose a laundry room gfi is a good idea. if i install one, can i delete the separate ground strap running from the appliance to the water line?
 
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Old 01-30-04, 01:48 PM
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You should not have a ground strap running to the water line.

Is this an ungrounded circuit?
 
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Old 01-30-04, 04:20 PM
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GFI's are not required for laundry circuits because of the possible of the washer causing nuisance trips. IMO, they are a good idea for other laundry room circuits, due to the close proximity to water.
 
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Old 02-02-04, 06:26 AM
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it is a grounded circuit. the ground strap was belt and suspenders in the first place, so it is more effort to remove than to leave in place.
why would a washer cause nuisance trips?
 
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Old 02-02-04, 12:43 PM
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The washer could possibly cause nuisance trips due to the motor and coil windings. The theory is that there could be a current imbalance due to the slight delay that is incurred as the motor windings are energized.
 
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Old 02-03-04, 10:12 AM
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I had a nuissance trip from a dryer--the cold weather caused condensation on the aluminum exhaust piping and somehow was causing a fau lt. I respected it and inserted a short length of plastic tubing to "break" the conduction.
 
 

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