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Wiring a new dishwasher

Is it necessary to change our aluminum wiring to copper wiring when installing a new dishwasher?

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  • olives4dinnr Dec 30, 2007

    will it increase the chances of *burning our house down*????

  • mikehumer Jul 25, 2008

    Is the use of aluminum wiring permitted for major appliances of 240V in new home construction



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No but aluminum wiring is dangering by itself when it heats it expands when it cools it contracts and loosens its own connections not a great in my opinion but wont hurt the dish washer

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Without knowing the make & model of your ceiling fan, I can't answer exactly, but I'll do my best.

You probably have black, white & green wires. Green is always ground, which means it gets attached to the metal box or ground wire you are connecting to.
Since you're connecting (presumably) to an AC current, you should try to connect black to black and white to white. If you have some other colors, it shouldn't really matter.

HOWEVER! If you're connecting aluminum to copper wire, you should not use the regular wire nuts. Copper is much softer than aluminum. Instead of winding around each other, which holds the wires well, the copper will wind around the aluminum.
This means the copper could slip off the aluminum, exposing wires. (translation: BAD THING!!)

Copper + aluminum = No wire hangers... err.... No wire nuts.

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I have a shu43 bosch dishwasher and the whole machine is dead. No power. The circuit breaker is good but I would have to pull the dishwaher out to check the outlet. Is there an internal fuse?

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