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Smart Plug that Monitors Appliance


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"Simply put, is there a smart plug that will notify me when an appliance strops drawing power. Our washing machine is in a shed and, due to water pressure, takes anywhere from 30 minutes to 1 1/2 hours to do a load. Yes, we are lazy............."

Smart technology is all new territory for us.

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I use a SmartDry, but it is only for the dryer and not the washer.  Works though.  Been thinking about putting a Shelly 1 on the washer but there isn't really a timer terminal or wire that switches when it shuts off on its own.  I might put it on the blue motor-hi wire and it'll send a notification on spin cycle.  That'll probably be close enough.

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Sorry about the delay in getting back Grandkids had strep throat so we were babysitting.

Using a Baby Monitor app worked fine. the Wifi drops in an out a bit but it is OK for this application. We did find the microphone was super sensitive and had to turn of an electric heater we had running in the shed to hear the washer.

Thanks Mark and Teri

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4 hours ago, SWharton said:

Sorry about the delay in getting back Grandkids had strep throat so we were babysitting.

Using a Baby Monitor app worked fine. the Wifi drops in an out a bit but it is OK for this application. We did find the microphone was super sensitive and had to turn of an electric heater we had running in the shed to hear the washer.

Thanks Mark and Teri

Glad it worked out!  Hope the GK's are doing well. 

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