washing machine, how many amps typically

rickharpFebruary 11, 2009

what is teh range of a typical washing machine in amps it pulls. I am aware the code calls for a 20 amp breaker. but in the motor startups, what or how would i determine what is actual or close. or where would it be in the manual or specs. I understand typical is pretty vague. How about from a $300 washer to a 1300 washer. Thanks in advance.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Who can really say? I'd just go to an appliance retailer and see what the floor models are rated at - that would have to be somewhat accurate.

Otherwise, the clamp-style of ac ammeters are a lot cheaper than they used to be.

Just out of curiousity, why do you want to know?

    Bookmark   February 11, 2009 at 4:22PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Most specs I have seen in manuals is a 15 amp circuit.

    Bookmark   February 12, 2009 at 10:24PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

My LG TROMM w/heater is on 20 ,dryer on 2-30. The 220 dryer plug is also used on my Supra w/d combo.

    Bookmark   February 13, 2009 at 12:10AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Vibration reduction in compact washers - Whirlpool vs. Asko?
We recently moved into a new house and are considering...
Need help with LR/Mudroom/PR arrangement
We are breaking ground in 3-4 weeks and we still haven't...
Eco Nuts Laundry Detergent
Has anyone here used these before. Saw them on Shark...
List price for new Speed Queens?
Looking at the new front loaders like everyone else...
Dark color spots on clothes after washing/drying
I have been having having this issue for months now...
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™