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Affix dishwasher power cord to wall?

Posted by thomas_e (My Page) on
Tue, Feb 19, 13 at 23:46

I just replaced my built in 24” 10 year old dishwasher with a new one. The old dishwasher was powered through a power cord plugged into a receptacle under the kitchen sink, so I kept that setup.

My question is: Can I, should I, affix the power cord to the wall inside the cabinet? It seems like it would be better if the cord is elevated. I guess, same for the garbage disposal cord which is also plugged into the same receptacle?

Any advice appreciated.


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RE: Affix dishwasher power cord to wall?

You can if you really want to, though there is no compelling reason to do so in most cases. You can find a variety of stick on cable holders at the home center.


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RE: Affix dishwasher power cord to wall?

I was thinking of something like this:


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RE: Affix dishwasher power cord to wall?

Yep, those are are one of the ones I was thinking about as well. There's also some stick on things that hold wire ties or even 3M/Command makes some cord holders that don't even require making a hole.


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RE: Affix dishwasher power cord to wall?

There is usually plenty of room under the DW.

Just shove the excess cord there.


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RE: Affix dishwasher power cord to wall?

The NEC limits the permissible length of such cords. so the excess length will be minimal.


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RE: Affix dishwasher power cord to wall?

"The NEC limits the permissible length of such cords. so the excess length will be minimal."

The length is long enough to allow the appliance to be pulled out from under the counter for servicing while still connected to power.
When it is in its regular position there is a bunch of excess cord hanging around.
Just shove it in the DW compartment on the floor.


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