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Old 05-29-2011, 04:49 PM   #1
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had a double socket that old dishwasher just plugged into__installing new dishwasher that just has positive & negative wiring. How do I hook-up electricity to the new one?

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Turn the. Power off to dishwasher circuit. Remove outlet from box. Get a piece of 12/2 romex and bring into outlet box and bring into junction box on bottom right side of dishwasher. Connect black to black, white to white and ground to the green screw. Turn power on and wash some dishes

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Also, get a blank plate to cover outlet box
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easier to install a cord on dishwasher
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Turn the. Power off to dishwasher circuit. Remove outlet from box. Get a piece of 12/2 romex and bring into outlet box and bring into junction box on bottom right side of dishwasher. Connect black to black, white to white and ground to the green screw. Turn power on and wash some dishes
Actually incorrect. Depending on the AHJ, you could be required to use a GFCI on the unit, or hard wire with Armored on a GFCI. Romax is something that I would not use on a dishwasher if hardwired.
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Actually incorrect. Depending on the AHJ, you could be required to use a GFCI on the unit, or hard wire with Armored on a GFCI. Romax is something that I would not use on a dishwasher if hardwired.
The GFI for the DW is a local thing? It is not in the NEC. It would also not meet the readily accessible requirement, if installed behind the unit, for GFIs that has been added in the 2011.
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You never know. Look how Chicago is about their codes. I would not be surprised if locals start requiring GFI's on dishwashers, now that 2011 includes it. That is why I put the 'could' in there, because you never know until you check it out.
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Greg, where is the change in the 2011? I looked in the draft but did not see it.
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I would have to look to see, but when I posted last night, I had a few so yes I could be overkilling it on the DW & the GFI. I would though rather be safe than sorry, especially with a DW and electricity. I have a portable unit that we plug into a GFCI protected outlet, which is also the same circuit that the microwave that sits on top of it plugs into. Mine and my family's safety comes first, especially around electricity.
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code man! whats code! thats all we care about when handing out advise, not personal opinions, or preferences.
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Would you rather have had me state not to use a GFCI and risk life.
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yes - no risk and it would have been a code violation
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It would not have been a code violation but is above what is required.
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it would have been a violation to install a GFI behind the DW
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it would have been a violation to install a GFI behind the DW
Nothing was ever stated about installing a GFI behind a dw. All I stated is that a DW in my opinion should be on a GFI protected circuit.

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