I am finding mixed info on this online, so maybe I can get some help here. We are wanting to purchase an upright deep freezer. If we do so the only location we can put it is in the laundry room which would out it sharing the outlet (2 recepticals) with the washer. Is it safe to have them plugged in together?
Yes but it really needs to be on its own circuit so if something trips the other breakers it stays on. Your Refrigerator should also be on its own breaker.
Both the washer and freezer should be on separate circuits. They both have ‘inrush’ current when they start a cycle, meaning they can peak current quite high. That’s not a problem when they are on their own circuit, but if they both cycle at the same time it could cause issues.
Mine is on same circuit as dryer never ever had probs. I have a big upright freezer
Technically I was told you should have a specific outlet for fridge or freezer.
We had one installed.
Make sure your freezer is self-defrosting
Otherwise every six months you’ll have to empty it and defrost. Big mess
The main idea of thinking is that you don’t want your fridge or freezer to share a circuit with anything else. The possibility for the circuit to trip could cause people to get sick by food poisoning if unchecked for too long. Even if you know how your circuits are and are careful, your house will eventually belong to someone else. They won’t know the quirks of weird electrical setups.
Have an electrician split the plug so each half has the full 15 amps. Larger freezers may require 20 amps.