Washer, dryer and sump pump on same circuit?

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Old 09-21-16, 01:45 PM
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Washer, dryer and sump pump on same circuit?

Can I put a washer, electric dryer, and a sump pump on the same DEDICATED 20 amp branch circuit?
-With a home run to panel with single individual surface mounted boxes in basement.
GFI necessary?
 
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Most washers are 120 volt and dryers 240, both require their own dedicated circuit. 20 amp for the washer and 30 amp for the dryer.
 
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I saw a 120 volt electric dryer once. You wouldn't want to own it.
 
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Old 09-21-16, 02:14 PM
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Ya, I've seen a couple of them but they were on the small side. Bet they weren't cheap to run
 
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GFCI necessary for the 120v washer and pump receptacles. Spend the bucks and get one of the GFCIs that sound an alarm if tripped.
 
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A sump pump may not be hard wired into the so called laundry area branch circuit but nothing prevents you from plugging in a sump pump into a receptacle in the laundry room.

You may want to find out the maximum (starting) power draw for the washer, the gas dryer, and the sump pump. If these all together exceed 20 amps then you should not plug them all into the same circuit.

You could call the manufacturers, or you could buy a little gadget the you plug the appliance into and the gadget plugs into the wall. One such gadget is called Kill-A-Watt. It may require several tries since the device spot checks the current draw every few seconds and may or may not miss the peak draw which only lasts a few seconds.

I'm pretty sure that an all electric dryer, even if 120 volts, will max out the circuit all by itself so nothing else should be plugged into that circuit.

Although higher amperage 120 volt branch circuits can be created, the washer and the sump pump may not be plugged into a circuit of greater than 20 amps.
 

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I'm seeing this as a washer, gas dryer, and sump pump.

Could you run them on one circuit..... the short answer is yes.

If you have a critical sump pump where it runs a lot and could overflow easily.... you'd be better advised to put the sump pump on its own circuit.
 
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Pete, from post #1 ...........

Can I put a washer, electric dryer, and a sump pump
 
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Old 09-23-16, 06:59 PM
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I'm seeing this as a washer, gas dryer, and sump pump.
PJ, I see it the same way except that in post #1 the OP specifically said "Electric" dryer. My answer to the OP would be "No" because the dryer will need a separate 30A, 240 volt circuit.

BTW, the OP hasn't been back since he started this thread 2 days ago.
 
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Sorry guys..... my bad. Musta been a long day.
 
 

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