Dishwasher electrical connection

Old 12-30-04, 10:33 AM
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Dishwasher electrical connection

I am installing a replacement dishwasher and it seems pretty simple. The installation manual said to connect white-to-white and black-to-black. However, the electrical cord does not have black or white (I am using the one from the old dishwasher) but just the gray insulation. What should I do?
Old 12-31-04, 12:40 AM
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Hi hscpo1,
-it doesn't matter, as it's AC. 1 grey goes to black, other to white. Don't forget the ground.
Old 12-31-04, 12:52 PM
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Hooked it up and it works fine. Hums along, no leaks, dishes clean and saved $120 Sears would have charged. Thanks again.
Old 12-31-04, 07:22 PM
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NO! Not true. The ribbed side of the cord needs to go to the white dishwasher wire and the smooth side needs to go to the black. Working does not always mean safe and you may have created a very dangerous situation. Please check and correct if it's wrong.

Doug M.

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