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Microwave and washing machine on same 20amp circuit?

Posted: Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:18 am
by ChapJohn
Would it be acceptable to run a washing machine and a 1000 watt microwave on the same 20Amp circuit?

Re: Microwave and washing machine on same 20amp circuit?

Posted: Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:30 am
by Aaron
It's fine as long as they're not running at the same time. Though the circuit could maybe handle it. If it can't, the breaker will (should) trip.

Re: Microwave and washing machine on same 20amp circuit?

Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:06 am
by Shannon
If this is a new kitchen reno the kitchen circuits should be on their own.

Re: Microwave and washing machine on same 20amp circuit?

Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:37 am
by emtnut
ChapJohn wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:18 am
Would it be acceptable to run a washing machine and a 1000 watt microwave on the same 20Amp circuit?
Washing machine is supposed to be a dedicated circuit.

If the microwave is built-in, it needs its own circuit as well. The exception is for counter top units, they can use the counter receptacles.

That is Canadian code, but I'd imagine NEC would be similar.

Re: Microwave and washing machine on same 20amp circuit?

Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:31 am
by ChapJohn
Thank you for the info!