## How many amps does washing machine draw?

A washing machine typically uses between 12 and 15 amps of electricity, while a fridge typically uses about half that amount. This means that you can usually have a washing machine and fridge on the same circuit, but it’s always best to check with an electrician to be sure.

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## Does a washing machine need a 20 amp circuit?

In the Laundry Room Your laundry room should have a dedicated circuit of at least 20 amps. If you have a gas dryer, both your washing machine and gas dryer may be plugged into the same outlet. If you have an electric dryer, it will need its own dedicated 20-amp, 220-volt circuit.

**Are washing machines 15 or 20 amp?**

Washer Receptacle The 120-volt, 20-amp circuit supplies a receptacle for the washing machine. It is typically wired with 12-gauge, two-wire cable containing a hot wire, a neutral wire, and a ground wire. The receptacle is a 20-amp GFCI receptacle.

### Can I use a 30 amp breaker for a washing machine?

The right size breaker for washer To have your home protected, you will need a circuit breaker size of 20 Amps. This sizing accords to the National Electrical Code (NEC) for you to have a 120-volt service in your laundry room protected by a 20A individual designated circuit breaker.

### Can a fridge and washing machine be on the same circuit?

Refrigerators are considered noncontinuous duty loads. Loads that draw current for less than three hours at a time are allowed to be on the same circuit with other noncontinuous loads, as long as the total load does not exceed the circuit breaker rating.

**Is it OK to put a 20-amp outlet on a 15 amp circuit?**

According to National Electrical Code, only a 15-amp or 20-amp electrical receptacle can be installed to a 20-amp circuit. A 15-amp receptacle may also be installed on a 15-amp circuit. However, a 20-amp GFCI outlet may not be installed to a 15-amp circuit.

## What size circuit breaker do I need for a washing machine?

## Can you plug a washing machine into a normal socket?

Do not plug your washing machine into an extension socket, only ever plug your washing machine into a mains wall socket.

**Should a washing machine be on its own breaker?**

That beautiful washing machine needs to be on a 120-volt 15 or 20-amp receptacle, on its own circuit. The outlet should be placed out of reach and directly behind the machine.

### Does a 20 amp breaker trip at exactly 20 amps?

An important note to remember is that circuit breakers can only handle about 80% of their overall amperage. That means a 15-amp circuit breaker can handle around 12-amps and a 20-amp circuit breaker can handle about 16 amps.

### How many appliances can run on 20 amps?

The answer to the question how many outlets on a 20 amp circuit is ten outlets. Always comply with the 80% circuit and breaker load rule, allowing a maximum load of 1.5 amps per receptacle.