I rent a house in the US and recently have decided I’d like to add a refrigerator and exercise treadmill to my garage. The washer and dryer are already plugged into a receptacle in the garage so I was hoping that the new additions could plug into a second receptacle.
I don’t want to trip any breakers with all these new appliances, especially if they were all to run at the same time so I tried to figure out if the washer/dryer are on their own dedicated circuit, as well as which circuit powers the receptacle I’d like to use for the new additions.
I’m green when it comes to this sort of stuff. In my panel box there’s a circuit labeled “washer/dryer” but flipping it off does not power off anything in the house. I’ve tried the other breakers and combinations of them but nothing seems to power off the washer/dryer or the other garage receptacle. The ONLY thing that works is flipping off the 100amp double pole breaker, which shuts off everything in the house as well.
What’s going on here?
Can I safely assume that adding a treadmill and fridge to the garage won’t create excessive electrical load, since they are seemingly on a 100 amp breaker?
(I feel like I’m missing something here)