According to the DonRowe website, depending on the brand and size of the washing machine, the wattage usage is between 500 to 1000 watts. Washing machines with induction motors often require three to seven times the wattage during start up.Continue Reading
There are a variety of ways to reduce the energy usage while doing laundry, no matter what brand or size the machine. In order to get the most energy efficiency from a washing machine, look for ENERGY STAR and EnergyGuide labels. According to Energy.gov, ENERGY STAR washing machines use 35 percent less water and 20 percent less energy than standard washing machines.