outlet for dishwasher and fridge


Old 03-04-06, 10:33 PM
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outlet for dishwasher and fridge

Can I run my refridgerator and dishwasher off the same outlet? Nothing else is on this line. It was supposed to be dedicated to the dishwasher, but I would also like to use it for the fridge if possible.

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Old 03-05-06, 07:07 AM
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Might not be a good idea. If the dishwasher and fridge both happen to kick on at the same time it may trip the breaker.

Old 03-05-06, 11:30 AM
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I believe permenant appliances are suppose to be on their own dedicated circuits. Every dishwasher install I've seen has it's own line. I have seen fridges sharing circuits though.
Old 03-05-06, 01:40 PM
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How much load does each place on the circuit?
Old 03-05-06, 01:54 PM
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The answer to your question is probably not. In any case it is not a good idea. Kitchens are extremely regulated, with strict limits on what receptacles can be on shared circuits and where receptacles can be placed. For example, a circuit that serves the counter top cannot serve the dishwasher or the disposal.
Old 03-05-06, 02:51 PM
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thanks for the replies. I went ahead and put them on their own circuits.

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