I recently bought a 2nd hand washing machine, when it was delivered there was no plug attached, just the standard 3 wires and a wire holder.

I pulled the plug off an old power strip and attached it to the end of the washer.

I got nervous when I read the wire holder, It said 25A, the plug is 13A fused, and the socket is 20A.

Will this work or will I need to change it?

I could not find anything on the washer regarding its electrical input.

This is what came attached to the wires when I received it: enter image description here

This is the standard plug and wiring I changed it to:enter image description here

This is the wall socket and power source just says 20A Thanks for the help.

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    Note: best practise is to trim the wires so that the green wire is longer than shown in your photo, it needs more slack between connector and strain-relief clamp. That way, if the cord is pulled out, the live wire and neutral wire get pulled out before the earth wire is disconnected. – RedGrittyBrick Nov 13 '16 at 12:29
  • Knowing your country would help. – Speedy Petey Nov 13 '16 at 15:24

The markings on the terminal block should indicate the rating of the terminal block, not the electrical consuption of the appliance.

Also, washers usually do not consume more than 1,000 watts or so; at 120Vac things would be fine given about 8-9 amps current draw @ 1,000 watts. At 240Vac, you should be golden with a current draw of 4-5 amps.

I say wash away without worry. Could be wrong though I guess.

  • This is correct. The 13amp fuse installed in the plug, which is British Standards Rated will protect the appliance from currents which would make a 13amp device unsafe. – Chris Rogers Nov 14 '16 at 22:45

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