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Does a washing machine require GFCI protection?

Always
51%
In most cases
2%
In some cases
17%
Never
22%
Not sure
5%
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Question: Does a washing machine require GFCI protection?
Top Answer (51% of 35 votes): Always.

Answer: Always
Explanation: Rule of thumb without getting into Code: Anything around water.
Aegis Electric LLC
Answer: Never
Explanation: wahing machine does not require a gfci protection
Electrical Services Inc.
Answer: Never
Explanation: its not a nec code
ELITE ELECTRIC SERVICES
ProMatcher
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: Check local building codes
My Electrician
Answer: Always
Explanation: New code updates require any new installs to be protected by arc fault and or GFCI protection throughout home
Seabreeze Electric
Answer: Always
Explanation: National electrical code requires gfi protection for a washer.
Kristoff Electric
ProMatcher
Answer: Always
Explanation: In dwelling units, GFCI protection is required in the laundry area.
LED Electrical Services
Answer: Always
Explanation: Yes , and its safer if water splashes or a big leak the plug will trip in 5 hundredths of a second to keep you safe !
DiBiagio Electrical Construction llc
Answer: Never
Explanation: outlet is only used for washing machine nothing else,if being used for other use also that needs GFI protection
GREEN ELECTRIC
ProMatcher
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: A good idea, but not required.
John's Appliance Installations
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