Changing electrical connection for dishwasher

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Old 03-04-05, 09:24 AM
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Question Changing electrical connection for dishwasher

It it possible to change the hotwire connection for a dishwasher to a plug connection with a 8' cord? Is there a kit available to do this?
 
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Old 03-04-05, 09:42 AM
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The first question would be "why?".

Changing a hard-wired appliance to a plug would be fairly simple, but your first research should be "will it be in violation of any building/electrical codes?".
 
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Old 03-04-05, 10:34 AM
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I'm curious. Why in the world would you want to do this?
 
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Old 03-04-05, 11:09 AM
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Code prohibits an 8-foot cord on a dishwasher. Too long.
 
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Old 03-04-05, 11:12 AM
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I need to move the dishwasher to another area in the kitchen. It would be plugged into a dedicated outlet used onece for oven & microwave.
 
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Old 03-04-05, 02:42 PM
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The only code-compliant place to plug in the dishwasher is directly behind the dishwasher. I suggest you simply run the power feed directly to the dishwasher and eliminate the receptacle (using the receptacle box as a junction box). Of course, all this is only code-compliant if this circuit serves no countertop or dining room receptacles.
 
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