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Do you have to have a receptacle for the dish washer or can…

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Do you have to...

Do you have to have a receptacle for the dish washer or can you run a dedicated 12/2 w/g directly to the dishwasher?

Contractor's Assistant: Just to clarify, what's the make and model of your dishwasher? And have you run a diagnostic test cycle?

It is a maytag and no diagnostic, this is a new install

Contractor's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

Yes

Contractor's Assistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?

Nope, I just want to be code compliant.

Submitted: 1 month ago.Category: Home Improvement
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Home Improvement Expert: David Bowden, General Contractor replied 1 month ago
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Home Improvement Expert: David Bowden, General Contractor replied 1 month ago

Normally the dishwasher shares 1/2 the outlet with the garbage disposal. 1/2 is switch controlled (disposal) and the other half (dishwasher) is continuous. Depending on how the home is wired, there may or may not be a dedicated 20amp circuit for the dishwasher. It is always safer and easier to plug the dishwasher into a receptacle then it is to hard wire direct, should you need to disconnect it quickly.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
You did not answer my question, is it a code requirement to have the dishwasher and garbage disposals on plugs or, can they be direct wired, with no plug?
Home Improvement Expert: David Bowden, General Contractor replied 1 month ago

Y​es these appliances can be direct wired. Usually a 3/8" Romex type connector is used to secure the cord or BX connections or a 1/2" flex connector if flex conduit.

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Home Improvement Expert: David Bowden, General Contractor replied 1 month ago

Greetings… Just following up to see if you were still needing some help answering your question?

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Dave

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I am not sure if you have been receiving my follow up messages regarding this question however, if you would be so kind as to please respond and let me know if the information I provided initially was helpful or if you still require some assistance, I would sincerely ***** ***** that way I can either continue helping you or forward this to customer support for further processing.

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