A sturdy old washing machine draws more than 20 amps mid-cycle when Rinse starts. Repairman says the brushes on the washer motor are probably a bit worn, so it draws a bit more than 20 amps when starting up while heavy with water in basket.
Local Code now requires GFCI outlet because of water supply nearby. Since the 20 amp breaker still never trips at the panel (I tested this by powering it via extension cord from non-GFCI outlet), it seems like the GFCI is designed to be more "touchy" than the breaker. I replaced the GFCI outlet once, but no joy.
Motors for a 25 year-old machine are hard to come by.
Is it ok to install a 30 amp GFCI outlet on a 20 amp circuit?
Just trying to avoid replacing a reliable analog machine that seems built to outlast me. Thank you.