Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Subject: Wiring a dishwasher

Name: Mike

Question: I am installing a dishwasher where one has been before. The wire in place is 14-3 with black, white, red, and a ground wire. The dishwasher has hookups for the black, white and ground. What do I do with the red?

Answer: Hi Mike,

The red wire is just an extra wire. The electrician who wired the first dish washer may have ran out of the 14-2 wire that is normally used and fined the job using 14-3.All you need to do is cap the red wire. It is useless in this situation.

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