Wiring a plug to a new dishwasher
I just purchased a new maytag dishwasher after my GE crapped out on me. I pulled the old one out and saw that it had been a plug in (or at least setup that way) and the plug receptacle is in the same cabinet space as the dishwasher. It looks to be run on a circut for it alone, and the garbage disposal hard wire seems to run to the same outlet.
My question is what wire should I use to go from the junction box to the outlet? The instructions call for a 15A circuit and 120VAC. So I was going to go with an outdoor extension cord I cut to length to wire into the junction box. Its a 15A 125V 14g cord. The wires for the cord I bought are 14g but the black and white wires from the dishwasher seem to be 16g. Can I still use this cord?