Counter over front load washer

jr3andbApril 18, 2012
Was the washing machine outlet box lowered to be under the counter? If so, do you have to pull out the washer to access the shut off valves? Building a custom home and want to do a counter over the front loads but the plumber has put the rough in box for the washer where it will show in the backsplash.
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Chartreuse Design, Ltd.
Yes, it has to be lowered. And, yes, you do need to pull out for the shut off (seems kind of dumb) which is why some towns don't allow this. Check your local codes. You have to weigh it out. I love having a counter over mine for folding, party stage area, and even some of my home office. I only wish they could invent a front load that doesn't get moldy!
    Bookmark   April 19, 2012 at 8:43AM
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Cashatt Construction, Inc
2 things concerning front end loader - use less detergent like a 1/4 of the container for all loads and run your whites through once a week with bleach. Also wipe out the catch line in the door jam and I spray a bleach solution in there once a week...moldy smell free and never have had a problem since.
    Bookmark   May 21, 2012 at 10:17PM
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Charmean Neithart Interiors, LLC.
Also helps to keep door open in between cycles to let it air out. Liquid detergent works best, agree only a small amount is required.
    Bookmark   May 21, 2012 at 10:33PM
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Chartreuse Design, Ltd.
Thanks! I try to keep the door open inbetween but haven't tried the bleach for the catch in the jamb...there are many of us washing here and I think some aren't following all those guidelines :)
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Mullet Cabinet
Good luck Chartreuse, glad you got answers!
    Bookmark   October 8, 2012 at 10:56AM
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Custom Home Planning Center
If buying a new washer and dryer consider the one piece European style that uses a dehumidifier engineer rather than heat coils or gas. No problem with humidity either and takes up 1/2 the space for the same cost.
    Bookmark   November 10, 2012 at 4:55PM
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