> mrdarrett@xxxxxxxxx wrote:
> > The only other major load I can think of was the washing machine. At
> > the time, the machine was simply filling with water (not spinning).
> > I'll check the meter while the washing machine is running again.
> > Perhaps the solenoid valves consume a lot of current when open...?
> I don't know about yours, but my washing machine uses cold water which
> is heated inside with a resistance. It does not make noise but it
> consumes a lot of electricity.
That's an idea... I never considered that. Ours has a hot water and a
cold water input, but it's possible the machine might measure and
determine that our hot water isn't hot enough (I set our gas water
heater to Warm, to avoid scalding ourselves).