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Hardwired dishwasher (by Laura [MD]) Jul 21, 2021 7:36 PM
       Hardwired dishwasher (by Nellie [ME]) Jul 21, 2021 7:39 PM
       Hardwired dishwasher (by Robert J [CA]) Jul 21, 2021 8:10 PM
       Hardwired dishwasher (by Jason [VA]) Jul 21, 2021 9:47 PM
       Hardwired dishwasher (by gevans [SC]) Jul 22, 2021 6:34 AM
       Hardwired dishwasher (by J [FL]) Jul 22, 2021 7:35 AM
       Hardwired dishwasher (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Jul 22, 2021 4:35 PM
       Hardwired dishwasher (by myob [GA]) Jul 22, 2021 4:35 PM
       Hardwired dishwasher (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Jul 22, 2021 9:49 PM
       Hardwired dishwasher (by Smokowna [MD]) Jul 23, 2021 7:45 AM

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Hardwired dishwasher (by Laura [MD]) Posted on: Jul 21, 2021 7:36 PM

Well the sage of the dishwasher continues. The current dishwasher is 'hardwired ' in. The guy I have removing the old one and who will install the new one, plans to hard wire the new dishwasher too. Thoughts? --108.56.xxx.xx

Hardwired dishwasher (by Nellie [ME]) Posted on: Jul 21, 2021 7:39 PM

It’s fine. In fact, when you buy a dishwasher if you are going to plug it in you have to buy the “pigtail” to put the plug on the dishwasher. I think a plug for dishwashers is something you see in newer construction, hardwired in older construction. --70.16.xxx.xxx

Hardwired dishwasher (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Jul 21, 2021 8:10 PM

Since dishwasher's are located next to your sink cabinet, DO NOT put an outlet behind the dishwasher. Instead drill a hole between the rear of the dishwasher opening and the side of your sink cabinet. You can run from the under sink area thru the side wall to the dishwasher the:

Drain Hose

Hot Water Supply

and Power connection.

Then install an outlet under the sink area for the dishwasher to be plugged into. Then anytime you have an issue with your dishwasher, you simply can unplug it. For service, re-setting the electronic module, etc. --47.155.xx.xxx

Hardwired dishwasher (by Jason [VA]) Posted on: Jul 21, 2021 9:47 PM

Every dishwasher I’ve ever installed has been hardwired, so not a big deal. To be fully code compliant, the breaker would need to have a lock out mechanism installed on it so that it can be locked out during service. I’m a licensed electrician and have installed several in my own houses from scratch. Have I ever installed a lock out mechanism on any of my dishwashers’ breakers? No. --172.58.xxx.xxx

Hardwired dishwasher (by gevans [SC]) Posted on: Jul 22, 2021 6:34 AM

It's really not an issue.

But I prefer to add a pigtail and an outlet under the kitchen sink as others have stated. Safer for the service man. (me!) --69.80.xx.xxx

Hardwired dishwasher (by J [FL]) Posted on: Jul 22, 2021 7:35 AM

It's not hard. Only issue is strain relief usually not supplied with the DW so you have to go to the store to find the appropriate sized strain relief. --72.188.xxx.xxx

Hardwired dishwasher (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Posted on: Jul 22, 2021 4:35 PM

European dishwashers have a plug where recommend installing a GFI receptacle where North American are hard wired. Also European dishwasher use a fitting like a garden hose or washing machine. A GFI will cut current where there is short circuit to ground. In the house installed a GFI Receptacle where the dishwasher has one as well which is going to cut current. A ground is extremely important on any electrical appliance. If a GFI receptacle is installed for European dishwasher then swapping out dishwasher in future is going to done easily. --99.236.xxx.xxx

Hardwired dishwasher (by myob [GA]) Posted on: Jul 22, 2021 4:35 PM

Love Roberts Idea of plug. When getting a property we always take out the disposal and put in a plug-- hadn't thought about plugging in dishwasher. Since most all our places have hard wired dishwashers I just use what's there. --99.103.xxx.xxx

Hardwired dishwasher (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Posted on: Jul 22, 2021 9:49 PM

Have owned both North American and European dishwashers where the European are plug where used a GFI receptacle then hard wired North American dishwashers. In the house have a Bosch dishwasher where it is plug in and the water intake adapter is the same as a washing machine. In Europe the dishwashers are smaller where the width is less but the height is the same. It is common in Europe where a small front load washing machine is in the kitchen or bathroom. A gas stove there is adapter which plugs into stove outlet where 120 Vac is used for a gas stove as a gas stove has a very current draw. --99.236.xxx.xxx

Hardwired dishwasher (by Smokowna [MD]) Posted on: Jul 23, 2021 7:45 AM

I've been putting in dishwashers with a plug for years.

It makes it easier for me as I don't have to kill power or myself when swapping them out.

Most of mine are plugged in behind the unit down low where you can see the outlet with a flash light.

The tell tale sign is seeing the cord and not house wiring at the connection.

I do this for disposers also....however I'm slowly disposing disposers.


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