I have had an inquiry from a homeowner. He states that the outlet in the laundry room has the gas dryer plugged into the outlet as well as the washer.
The breaker is tripping when both units are in use.
This seems to be a common set up with a gas dryer and washer at least in my area.
Would I be correct in assuming the Canadian Elec. Code does not require a split circuit in such an application? The house is approximately < 20 years.
I have told the homeowner to seek the services of electrician.
I also assume there could be a problem with the washer or dryer?