Outlet to disposal and dishwasher


Old 12-19-06, 07:07 AM
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Outlet to disposal and dishwasher

I have an outlet under the sink, upper half is for the dishwasher, lower half is for the disposal with a switch on the wall. Suddenly, the dishwasher half didn't work anymore, at the same time, had a jam in the disposal. I fixed the jam in the disposal, but dishwasher still didn't work. Removed the outlet, purchased a new one and put it in, still the dishwasher doesn't work. Right now, I have an extension cord plugged into the lower half so I can run the dishwasher and the disposal still works with the wall switch. I am baffled, what could be wrong?
Thanks, Doug
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Old 12-19-06, 07:17 AM
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There are lots of things that could be wrong. Is the lower half of the RECEPTACLE (receptacle is then proper word, outlet is ambiguous) getting power?

How is this wired? Does power go to the switch first? Is the switch a switch loop? Did you check the wiring at the switch?

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