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.

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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.

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