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Old 02-11-2007, 11:31 AM   #1
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I have a recently built home, with a dedicated 20 Amp outlet in the laundry room for the washer (The Dryer is on another outlet).

I want to add a small chest freezer in the room. The plates on the 2 appliances state:

Washer - 120v 60Hz 10Amp

Freezer 115v 60Hz 1.7Amp 1 Phase

Will this 20 Amp Outlet handle both of them? By simple math it looks like it will, am i missing something? I am rookie with electrical work.

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Small Freezer? 1.7A at 115V?

Unless your local code says you MUST have a dedicated circuit for either of these appliances, one 20A circuit will handle both.

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It's a GE 7 Cu Ft chest freezer. The tag on the back says Rated Current 1.7A and 115v. I really am a rookie, so I am not sure what you meant by "Small Freezer? 1.7A at 115V?"

Or if you were just saying it is small, so no worries.
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