Surge protect a washer?
June 4, 2008 1:32 PM Subscribe
Do I need a surge protector for my new washer?
posted by Marky to home & garden (5 answers total)
I just replaced my +20 year old washing machine. The old one had all mechanical electronics, I never had a problem with it.
The new one has all electronic controllers, naturally. When I bought it, the salesman tried to sell a bunch of add-ons, like new hoses and a service contract. I told him no thanks, but he insisted I need a surge protector, and expected me to buy the $100 Monster model. Besides being repulsed by all Monster products, I just automatically reject all appliance salesmen add-ons.
But after a few days, I've re-thought this. A blown up controller for this would suck, and probably cost a bundle. Do I need a surge protector for the washer? If yes, any recommendations?