Is it acceptable to replace a 2-prong (2-wire system) receptacle with a non-grounded GFCI for a washing machine?
Or does a grounding conductor need to be installed?
This is at a remodel with new service panel/original 2-wire system; the receptacle presently installed for WM is 2-prong.
The appliance will likely require a grounding conductor but most with this type of installation run a separate wire from the frame of the appliance to the metal water pipes.
Thanks Steve. I didn’t feel a GFCI would be adequate.
Surprised Illinois didn’t require the appliance grounds when the panel was updated. Perhaps a call to the AHJ is in order.
I think we have the same opinion regarding GFCI protection and equipment ground protection.
I found this threadearlier. Cameron posted a Whirlpool Washer Installation Instruction at post #51.
“This washer is equipped with a power supply cord having a 3 prong grounding plug.”
"To minimize possible shock hazard, the cord **must be plugged into a **mating, 3 prong, grounding-type outlet.
Note: The house I inspected had neither (GFCI or grounded rec). Just a 2-prong outlet.
What is the original wiring method?
2-wire system, with recently installed/updated service entrance equipment and service panel.
So the cable was NM cable without an EGC?