Do you need a special connection for a dishwasher?

Connecting a new dishwasher requires three connections: a power-cord connection, a water supply connection, and a drain line connection. DIYers can do all of these if they understand what’s required.

What kind of wiring is needed for a dishwasher?

Dishwasher Circuit

When installing a dishwasher, the circuit should be a dedicated 120/125-volt, 15-amp circuit. This 15-amp circuit is fed with a 14/2 NM wire with a ground. You may also elect to feed the dishwasher with a 20-amp circuit using 12/2 NM wire with a ground.

How do I know if my dishwasher is wired or hardwired?

A hardwired dishwasher usually does not come with a power cord. So if your dishwasher arrives without a power cord, it is probably hardwired. It will also come with electrical wires intended to connect the dishwasher directly to your power source.

Does a hardwired dishwasher need a GFCI?

Kitchen dishwashers installed in dwelling units require GFCI protection whether hard wired or cord and plug connected.

Can I put a plug on a hardwired dishwasher?

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Why are dishwashers hardwired?

In the time it takes to run to the breaker box to turn off the breaker, the dishwasher could deposit an inch or two of water on the floor. A hard-wired connection, on the other hand, avoids the need for an extra receptacle under the sink, where there may not be room for one.

Is it okay to hardwire a dishwasher?

Unlike plug-in appliances, a dishwasher must be hardwired and hooked up to the home’s plumbing. If you’re for the challenge of installing it yourself, you can save a lot of money.

Does a dishwasher need a GFCI 2020?

Another revision to GFCI protection in the 2020 NEC is to section 422.5(A) dealing with appliances that require GFCI protection. This section was revised to include dishwashers. Yes, dishwashers!

Does a dishwasher need a junction box?

Each dishwasher comes with a junction box (with power cord) to be installed in a cabinet next to the dishwasher cutout. It can be installed by an installer, servicer, technician, electrician or other qualified professional and is intended for hard-wired installations.

How do you install a junction box on a dishwasher?

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Where do you put a dishwasher outlet?

The receptacle for a built-in dishwasher shall be located in the space adjacent to the space occupied by the dishwasher.

Do dishwashers come with electrical plug?

No – it comes with wires to the dishwasher in a box on the front. If your existing dishwasher uses a standard plug under the sink, you would need a power cord. If your existing dishwasher taps into a romex cable in the cabinet you can just use a couple wire nuts to hook it up in the power box.

How do you power a dishwasher?

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