GFCI protected or not?


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Old 06-17-24, 09:19 AM
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GFCI protected or not?

My dishwasher is hard wired. I connected a whip to the screws on the GFCI outlet under the sink and that feeds into a box with a cord that plugs into the dishwasher. I was going to buy a cord and just plug it into the GFCI outlet and get rid of the whip/box. But then I wondered if by connecting that whip to the terminals on the GFCI outlet if it was already GFCI protected.
 

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06-17-24, 10:29 AM
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It depends on which "screws" you attached to on the GFCI. Conductors connected to the protected "load" terminals on a GFCI are GFCI protected. If you attached your wires to the "line" side of the GFCI then they are NOT GFCI protected.
 
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Thanks. I'll have to double check that.
 
 

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