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what is the electrical code for wiring a built in dishwasher

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putting in a new dishwasher in a new home what is the electrical code
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Home Improvement
Expert:  Brian replied 9 years ago.


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Run a dedicated 20 amp circuit, 12-2 electrical wire supply line to the wall behind the new diswasher location.

Install an electrical box with a GFI, grounded outlet.

Purchase a 3-pronged plug cord that is heavy enough to carry the load of the dishwasher and wirenut the opposite end wires to the to dishwasher leads (the dishwasher does not come with a plug cord.)

This connection is accepted by code and allows easy install/ removal of dishwasher, plus it is safe.


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