Microwave and washing machine on same 20amp circuit?

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ChapJohn
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Microwave and washing machine on same 20amp circuit?

Post by ChapJohn » 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?

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

Post by Aaron » Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:30 am

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.

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

Post by Shannon » Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:06 am

If this is a new kitchen reno the kitchen circuits should be on their own.
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Re: Microwave and washing machine on same 20amp circuit?

Post by emtnut » Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:37 am

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

Post by ChapJohn » Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:31 am

Thank you for the info!

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