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Ok for grounding wire to touch electrical connector before ground point?


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Old 05-20-14, 09:21 AM
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Ok for grounding wire to touch electrical connector before ground point?

I'm hooking up a dishwasher with the typical three-wire connection, including neutral. The bare ground wire comes out where the connector secures it for strain relief but on the way to the ground screw it touches the connector, which I assume is ok because it's on the same ground path as the grounding point at the screw, but I just wanted to be sure, or should I bend it slightly aware from the connector and have the first point of contact at the ground screw? Thanks in advance!
 
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Old 05-20-14, 09:38 AM
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Are you asking if it is okay for a bare ground wire to touch bare metal such as the case of the dishwasher?
 
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Old 05-20-14, 09:40 AM
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I'm hooking up a dishwasher with the typical three-wire connection, including neutral.
I'm guessing you meant to say including ground.

A separate ground wire is normally not required on a dishwasher.

How are you connecting it to power ?
What kind of cable are you using ?
 
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"Are you asking if it is okay for a bare ground wire to touch bare metal such as the case of the dishwasher?"

Yes to ray2047's question..................................
 
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"I'm guessing you meant to say including ground.

A separate ground wire is normally not required on a dishwasher.

How are you connecting it to power ?
What kind of cable are you using ?"

I'm just doing the typical connection to the existing power line, which is three-wire, black to black, white to white, ground to bare metal (via ground screw).

PS. How do you quote a previous reply with one of those "bubbles" as I only cut and pasted, sorry, not so savvy in this forum.
 
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Old 05-20-14, 11:06 AM
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The answer is yes. It will any when you wrap it around the green ground screw. Touching elsewhere doesn't matter. The ground wire is inert except in the case of a fault.
 
 

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