16th October 2019


How many amps does a 1500 watt microwave use?

15 amps x 120 volts = 1800 watts. You can only load up to 80% of the stated rating for long periods. A 15 AMP circuit will technically not even hold a 1500- watt hair dryer.

Thereof, how many amps does a washing machine?

Your laundry room needs a dedicated 20-amp circuit, according to the National Electrical Code, and it can service both the washing machine and a gas dryer. You can have more than one receptacle on this circuit, but all of them must be in the laundry room.

What size breaker do I need for a washing machine?

a 15 amp dedicated circuit should be fine. But as others have posted, running a 12-2, 20 amp circuit would be best. Some of the older washing machines draw alot of amps. In new construction, 20 amp dedicated circuits are always run for the washing machine.

Do you need a GFCI for a washing machine?

Homeowners may mistakenly believe that a washing machine, being a water-using appliance, requires a GFCI outlet. In fact, GFCIs are not required if you only have a washing machine in your laundry room. If, however, there is a sink within six feet of the washing machine outlet, a GFCI outlet is required.
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