Electric To Dishwasher

Old 03-18-04, 12:01 PM
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Uninstalling and installing a dishwasher

We are getting ready to uninstall a VERY old dishwasher, and then reinstalling a "new" one. The old one is (I think) hardwired. I do not believe it has it's own dedicated recepticle. Neither will the new one. My question is... how does one go about taking out the old unit, electrically, and reinstalling the "new" unit. The current dishwasher is a very old Kenmore (came with the house).
Will the new unit (also an older machine)essentially wire in the same way? Not sure what the new unit is but I think it is also a sears model. Thanks for any input!
Old 03-18-04, 08:44 PM
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Replacing a dishwasher is normally a pretty easy job. You've got the two screw that hold it to the underside of the counter, the water supply, the drain, and the electrical supply. You only asked about the last.

When in doubt, read the instructions. All dishwashers come with some pretty good installation instructions. These will detail the electrical connections.

A dishwasher usually comes with a built-in junction box somewhere near the front bottom. Just run the supply cable to it, and use wire nuts to connect black to black, white to white, ground to ground.
Old 03-21-04, 06:11 PM
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There are no instruction booklets for this unit that we can find, that's how old it is, or at least how long int's been here. Are they posted somewhere on the machine? In anycase it all sounds pretty basic, thanks again for the reply!
Wish us luck!

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