Can I use an extension cord to plug in my washing machine?


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As a short-term (couple of days) solution with at least a 12 gauge cord, less than 10-12 feet, OK. Emphasis on SHORT-TERM, as in emergency.

Either move the machine or have a licensed electrician install an outlet appropriate to your situation.

Extension cords are meant to be temporary and are very easy to forget about once you've installed one. Don't let that often fatal mistake happen to you!

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