Electrician Training Electrical Certification
wiring recessed light fixtures Electrical Wiring Electrical Troubleshooting and Electric Repairs wire outdoor light fixture Home Electrical Wiring Diagrams
wiring home generator and transfer switch wiring a 220 volt range cord outlet Wiring for GFCI Outlets Wiring Outlets and a Switched Outlet Wiring and Installing Ceiling Fans and Remote Controls wire dimmer switch wiring diagrams for switches wiring a dryer cord and 220 outlet circuit breaker panel
Electrical Wire and Cable
Home Wiring Book 3 Way Switch Dimmer Switches Wiring Outlets GFCI Outlet


Does Your Washing Machine Require GFCI Protection


By Dave Rongey - Summary:

Should a GFCI Outlet be Installed in a Laundry Room: Wiring an Electric Outlet Circuit for a Washing Machine, Wiring a Laundry Room, Washing Machine Outlet, Outlets Close to a Sink.

GFCI Receptacle Outlets

Electrical Question: If the water supply is permanently connected to washing machines in a laundry area, does it require a Class A GFCI protected receptacle?

This electrical question came from: Randy from Dallas, Texas.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical question Highlander.

Should a GFCI Outlet be Installed in a Laundry Room

Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate – Best performed by a Licensed Electrician.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools and a Voltage Tester.
Estimated Time: Depends on personal level experience, ability to work with tools and the number of outlets that will be replaced.
Precaution: Identify the outlet circuit, turn it OFF and Tag it with a Note before working with the wiring.
Notice: Installing an additional GFCI Outlet Circuit or Laundry Room Wiring should be done according to local and national electrical codes with a permit and be inspected.

Wiring an Electric Outlet Circuit for a Washing Machine

More about Wiring a Laundry Room

outlet-wiring

How to Install Laundry Room Electrical Wiring
laundry-wiring

For more information about GFCI Wiring
GFCI Wiring
GFCI Wiring
GFCI Wiring
This list of articles will help you learn about the features and benefits provided by GFI and GFCI Receptacles and how they are wired.

This link is helpful as a Inspector
Electrical Code Articles



Learn How to Wire it Right with my
Complete Guide to Home Electrical Wiring
Perfect for Homeowners, Students,
Handyman, Handywomen, and Electricians
Includes:
Wiring GFCI Outlets
Wiring Home Electrical Circuits
120 Volt and 240 Volt Outlet Circuits
Wiring 3-Wire and 4-Wire Electric Range
Wiring 3-Wire and 4-Wire Dryer Cord and Dryer Outlet
How to Troubleshoot and Repair Electrical Wiring
Wiring Methods for Upgrading Electrical Wiring
Electrical Codes for Home Electrical Wiring
....and much more.

» Click here to learn more about Home Electrical Wiring «
  repair electrical wiring  


MORE ABOUT THIS TOPIC: Laundry Room





Click the banner to Ask an Electrical Question:
electrical question


FAQs Frequently Asked Questions and Comments

2 Responses to “Does Your Washing Machine Require GFCI Protection”
  1. Dave Rongey says:

    Hi Dino,
    Please see the ohms law information supplied on this website.
    I hope this helps you,
    Dave

  2. dino lagman says:

    How to compute electrical load factor? Can you provide us a formula? Thanks.