Question about Dishwashers

1 Answer

Do you have to install plug on tappan dishwasher? or is it hidden somewhere? Installing new dishwasher and cannot locate plug

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 5,911 Answers

Most dishwashers do not come with a power cord installed. The reason is because some homeowners choose to hardwire the applaince rather than putting a power cord on it and plugging it in. If you plan to use a receptacle, then you need to purchase a three prong power cord. You can find them at any hardware store or appliance parts retailer. The junction box to install it is located behind the lower toe panel directly below the door on nearly all dishwashers. With the toe panel removed, you should see a small silver box. Remove any access screws and open it to find the wires to install the power cord. The color code for installation is as follows:

Black - HOT lead (120 VAC)
White - Neutral (0 VAC)
Green (or Bare Copper) - Ground

Match the wires to the corresponding colors and attach the ground wire to the ground lug on the appliance. If you have any questions, please post back and let me know. I hope this helps you.

NOTE: If you are using a receptacle for the dishwasher, it is recommended that it be a dedicated outlet. That is, to prevent overloading, nothing else should be on the same circuit.

Posted on Oct 01, 2009

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Our dishwasher has two grey and one green wire but the instructions say there should be a white, black, and green one. How do we figure out which wire is which?


The green is the earth. If the other two are the same colour, I guess the polarity positive and negative doesn't matter. What does the Bosch installation instructions say?

http://www.doityourself.com/stry/220-wiring-color-code-interpretation

Dishwasher GFCI Requirement ' Electrical Construction ...

ecmweb.com > Forums > Electrical 101 > National Electrical Code (NEC) Mar 4, 2014 - 18 posts - ‎13 authors Sounds like I have to install a GFCI breaker to protect the entire branch ... National Electrical Code (NEC) > Dishwasher GFCI Requirement ...

Dishwasher: Hard Wiring Vs. Plug-In ' Home Guides ' SF Gate

homeguides.sfgate.com > ... > Other Types of Mortgages When you install a pigtail on your dishwasher, you must plug it into a three-prong receptacle. The electrical code does not require the receptacle to be a ground ...

Installing a dishwasher- Does it really need a dedicated ...

forum.mrmoneymustache.com/.../installing-a-dishwasher-does-it-really-n... Mar 12, 2014 - 15 posts - ‎12 authors Installing a dishwasher- Does it really need a dedicated circuit? ... "If your local code requires it on a separate breaker, then put it on a separate ...

electrical - What is code for installing a dishwasher in the ...

diy.stackexchange.com/.../what-is-code-for-installing-a-dishwasher-in-th... Mar 14, 2013 - Current code suggests a dedicated line run to the breaker box for use with the dishwasher. 2008 NEC indicates that the kitchen should have ...

What is the typical dishwasher/disposer electrical connection?

diy.stackexchange.com/.../what-is-the-typical-dishwasher-disposer-electri... Dec 11, 2013 - Checking the wiring for the disposal, might give you some clues as to ... Code that allows Garburators and dishwashers to be cord-and-plug- ...

Dishwasher Connection And Wiring, Oh Boy! - Electrical ...

www.diychatroom.com/.../dishwasher-connection-wiring-oh-boy-10656... Jun 4, 2011 - 15 posts - ‎9 authors Q: should I hard wire the dishwasher or install a receptacle and wire the machine with an appropriate cord and plug? The code says you can do ...

Feb 28, 2016 | Bosch 24 in. SHE44C02UC / SHE44C06UC /...

1 Answer

Installing Bosch SHE44


You shouldn't have to do anything, as the water supply line should have a one way valve in there somewhere. However, you might want to remove it, just so it doesn't get in the way, and you have it undamaged should you ever need it.

Sep 05, 2007 | Bosch 24 in. SHE44C02UC / SHE44C06UC /...

1 Answer

It has two grey and one green wire but the instructions tell us black, white, and green


Dishwasher GFCI Requirement ' Electrical Construction ...

ecmweb.com > Forums > Electrical 101 > National Electrical Code (NEC) Mar 4, 2014 - 18 posts - ‎13 authors Sounds like I have to install a GFCI breaker to protect the entire branch ... National Electrical Code (NEC) > Dishwasher GFCI Requirement ...

Dishwasher: Hard Wiring Vs. Plug-In ' Home Guides ' SF Gate

homeguides.sfgate.com > ... > Other Types of Mortgages When you install a pigtail on your dishwasher, you must plug it into a three-prong receptacle. The electrical code does not require the receptacle to be a ground ...

Installing a dishwasher- Does it really need a dedicated ...

forum.mrmoneymustache.com/.../installing-a-dishwasher-does-it-really-n... Mar 12, 2014 - 15 posts - ‎12 authors Installing a dishwasher- Does it really need a dedicated circuit? ... "If your local code requires it on a separate breaker, then put it on a separate ...

electrical - What is code for installing a dishwasher in the ...

diy.stackexchange.com/.../what-is-code-for-installing-a-dishwasher-in-th... Mar 14, 2013 - Current code suggests a dedicated line run to the breaker box for use with the dishwasher. 2008 NEC indicates that the kitchen should have ...

What is the typical dishwasher/disposer electrical connection?

diy.stackexchange.com/.../what-is-the-typical-dishwasher-disposer-electri... Dec 11, 2013 - Checking the wiring for the disposal, might give you some clues as to ... Code that allows Garburators and dishwashers to be cord-and-plug- ...

Dishwasher Connection And Wiring, Oh Boy! - Electrical ...

www.diychatroom.com/.../dishwasher-connection-wiring-oh-boy-10656... Jun 4, 2011 - 15 posts - ‎9 authors Q: should I hard wire the dishwasher or install a receptacle and wire the machine with an appropriate cord and plug? The code says you can do ...

Feb 28, 2016 | Car Audio & Video

1 Answer

Dishwasher does not fill completely


There is a fill control float switch located somewhere on the inside bottom. It may be sticking or malfunctioning causing the water fill to stop prematurely

Oct 23, 2012 | Tappan Dishwashers

1 Answer

How to unclog a tappan dishwasher upper arm water line


Hi, I have an older dishwasher also and recently mywife also complained about it not cleaning right... so me being the man I amtried in vain to clean the things... Bought new spray arms online and installedthem in minutes...now the thing works like new... However I have also foundthat if the heating element goes bad then that also can mess things up bad...So I would buy new spray arms, and also check out the heating element to makesure it is working... Here is a tip that will help you with the onlinebuying...
Dishwasher SprayArms not Spinning

How to Buy ApplianceParts Online

A bad heating element causes many problems in dishwashers...

Dishwasher Problems The HeatingElement not Working

DishwasherMaintenanceDishwasherResidue and Film on Dishes

heatman101

Asker's Testimonial "explanation very clear. will give it a go and see howsimple it was. thanks Ronnie " - ronnieshomes

Aug 30, 2011 | Tappan MDB531RF Dishwasher

1 Answer

Don't understand the incomprehensible door and general installation instructions for the aqua star. Just uses pictures, anywhere available that uses WORDS?


Hello,
  • 1 what you'll need
    Electric drill and hole cutting bit
    Screwdrivers
    Pliers
    Adjustable wrench
    Level
    Teflon pipe tape
    Drain pipe for dishwasher
    Dishwasher connection kit - available at your home store (should contain water supply line for dishwasher as well as necessary connectors and compression couplers).
    New dishwasher

  • 2Determine that you have access to the hot water supply line, the drainpipe and an electrical connection under the sink. Installing the dishwasher will require extending the hot water supply line to the dishwasher, connecting the dishwasher drain to the drainpipe under the sink, and plugging the dishwasher in. If your home was not plumbed in anticipation of a dishwasher, you will need to change some fittings under the sink to make these connections possible. (See below)
  • 3Read the instruction manual that comes with your new dishwasher. Installing a dishwasher is straightforward but you want to be sure you understand and are comfortable with the necessary steps.
  • 4
  • Thanks for using fixya.
  • Jul 19, 2011 | Bosch Dishwashers

    1 Answer

    Rough space needed to install 24" built in dishwasher


    A 24" dishwasher requires 24" of space between two cabinets.

    Dec 07, 2008 | Tappan 18 in. MDR251RE Built-in Dishwasher

    1 Answer

    Installed new dishwasher


    definitely no delay in fill, i would recheck the water line make sure not kinked, also check wires leading to the valve for good contact to valve body

    Nov 04, 2008 | Tappan MDB531RF Dishwasher

    Not finding what you are looking for?
    Dishwashers Logo

    Related Topics:

    149 people viewed this question

    Ask a Question

    Usually answered in minutes!

    Top Dishwashers Experts

    yadayada
    yadayada

    Level 3 Expert

    74896 Answers

    Owen Barnes

    Level 3 Expert

    867 Answers

    Brad Brown

    Level 3 Expert

    15441 Answers

    Are you a Dishwasher Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

    Answer questions

    Manuals & User Guides

    Loading...