I'm not doing any of this work myself! I have ZERO electrical work background. I'm asking this to better educate myself so I can understand what needs to be done.
We bought a townhouse recently, it's only 3 years old (we're the second owners). Very new and up-to-date
We put a treadmill in the back room of the ground level floor (which has the door to our garage, a small room, a half-bathroom, and a small hallway with a few lights).
The treadmill is blowing the fuse... the whole downstairs floor & garage go out. It didn't happen right away... we used it a handful of times, then one day out of nowhere half hour in it blew. Now it'll blow when we first turn it on, or 5 minutes in. *We tried lubricating the belt to make sure it wasn't the treadmill and nothing worked. It did not do this in the upstairs bedroom of our old place, which was a much older house.
We've left it alone and have been calling electricians, but they were all very booked over the holidays so we are finally getting one to come out this weekend.
My questions are:
Is this normal?? Should such a new house be having circuit breaker issues with trying to support a treadmill? Did we get screwed on the electrical profile of our home?
Is there a way to tell the amperage of the circuit breaker for the downstairs floor? I found that treadmills average 10 - 12 amps
We plan on asking the electrician to give us an estimate to run a dedicated line for the treadmill. Is this the right approach?