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Darlene10

06:18PM | 10/09/04
Member Since: 08/25/04
18 lifetime posts
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I have an outlet that is 110. I have a washer that is 120V and 10 amp. and a gas dryer that is 120V and 6 amp.

I don't know what the circuit is (15...?) I don't think I can run both of them at the same time off the same receptacle but can I run these machines safely at all since the outlet is 110, but the machines are 120V? If so, does each machine need it's own receptacle, or can I just operate them by not running them at the same time (from same receptacle)?

Please advise. Thanks.

D10

demo01

06:03AM | 10/14/04
Member Since: 10/12/04
2 lifetime posts
Your gas dryer should only be on start up, so you should be able to run them both at the same time. You should probably have a 20 amp breaker if possible. Or fuse. You can run them both safely off the same outlet at the same time.

bravey

10:24AM | 10/15/04
Member Since: 06/23/04
161 lifetime posts
For general-purpose motor loads (which your washer and dryer are) voltages of 110, 112, 115, and 120 are nominal and interchangable. Often the actual voltage at the plug varies from area to area of town and may also vary at differnt times of the day. Most modern motors will operate safely between 110v and 130v.

Darlene10

04:30PM | 10/15/04
Member Since: 08/25/04
18 lifetime posts
Thank you for the informative, helpful responses. I now enough to know I need an electrician (the circuit is 15 amps.)!

Thhanks again.
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