Dishwasher Wiring Question: Share With Fridge?


Old 08-23-08, 09:11 PM
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Dishwasher Wiring Question: Share With Fridge?

In an effort to save some money, I am installing my own dishwasher, after the 25 year old previous one croaked.

The old machine was wired directly to a 15 amp power line which also fed the garbage disposal, but it was a sloppy splice job that is obviously not up to code (was not done in a junction box). I'll be repairing that wiring mess.

I'd like to plug the new dishwasher into a wall plug which is on a 20A breaker, which also runs my refrigerator.

Do you guys know if this will work, or will the load from the fridge be so high that if I try to run the dishwasher it will pop the 20A breaker?
Old 08-24-08, 05:04 AM
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You might want to post this question in Electrical they are pretty sharp there.
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i would run it on the curcuit it was on. you have 25 years of proof that that works.

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