Asked by: Sherrell Abos
asked in category: General Last Updated: 8th March, 2020

Where do you put a dishwasher outlet?

In this case, the receptacle is typically installed in the cabinet under the sink. If you don't have a receptacle under the sink, it's not likely that the dishwasher is cord-and-plug attached. The National Electrical Code, specifies that all outlets must be accessible.

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In this regard, where should dishwasher outlet be?

The receptacle should not be behind the dishwasher. To access it; you would have to remove the dishwasher. Just like the dishwasher drain and water line that go to the sink water valve and drain; the dishwasher electric cord plug should go to a receptacle under the kitchen sink.

Subsequently, question is, does dishwasher outlet need to be GFCI? The dishwasher GFCI protection was adopted in the 2014 NEC. Also GFCI outlets are required to be readily accessible so they no longer can be located under the sink. The dishwasher also has to be AFCI protected so most are installing "dual purpose" AFCI/GFCI circuit breakers.

Keeping this in view, are Bosch dishwashers hardwired or plug in?

Bosch dishwashers (300 ,500, 800, 800 Plus* series) now have a new electrical installation process. A proprietary connector to plug into the dishwasher in the rear. power cord for easy and compliant connection to electrical receptacle.

Can a dishwasher be plugged into a normal outlet?

Dishwashers can be either hardwired, or cord-and-plug connected. Because of this, a receptacle installed in a location that requires the removal of the dishwasher is not code compliant. i.e. If you can't find where the dishwasher is plugged in, it's likely hardwired.

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