Wiring a Dishwasher Plug and Outlet
How to Wire a Dishwasher Outlet and Make the Wiring Connections. Wiring a Dishwasher Plug and Outlet.
Wire a Dishwasher Outlet
Electrical Question: Can I convert my hardwired dishwasher to a plug in, and if so are there any special concerns I should be aware of?
- As a side note the wires leading from the dishwasher are aluminum.
Does this complicate the job?
Background: Mike, a Handyman from Ontario, Canada.
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Mike.
How to Wire a Dishwasher Outlet and Make the Wiring Connections
Application: Wiring a Dishwasher Outlet.
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced – Best performed by a Licensed Electrician.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools and a Voltage Tester.
Precaution: Identify the dishwasher circuit, turn it OFF and Tag it with a Note before working with the wiring.
Estimated Time: Depends on personal level experience, ability to work with tools and install electrical circuit wiring.
Convert a Dishwasher from Hardwired to a Plug and Outlet
- Installing a Dishwasher Outlet
A hardwired setup to the dishwasher can be converted where a surface mounted outlet box may be mounted for the wiring to be connected to a outlet and cover.
- Dishwasher Cord
An electrical cord rated for your dishwasher, most likely 15 amps 120 volts, would need to be installed in place of the hardwired connection.
- Dishwasher Circuit Wiring
If you have aluminum wire, a outlet that states that it is rated or approved for AL/CU aluminum and copper wire would be required, or copper wires could be used for pigtail connections from the outlet and then spliced with the aluminum wires, the splice being made with approved wire connectors and splice compound approved for aluminum and copper wires.
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