Dishwasher-hardwire to panel or plug under sink

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Dishwasher-hardwire to panel or plug under sink

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Building inspector told me today that hard wiring the dishwasher back to the panel on its own circuit won't fly. Wants me to put an dishwasher appliance cord on the dishwasher and move the wire from the panel to a new outlet under sink. Seems crazy, anything in the code that allows a direct wire to panel? He did not mention anything about a GFCI, we are operating pre-NEC2014.

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Old 12-15-16, 09:27 PM
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The NEC would allow a hard wired DW as long as a breaker lock was installed at the panel. Sounds like a local rule.
 
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Some places want a "disconnect within site" so they have you install a wall switch.
 
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This past summer I did a job where the inspector stated right up front.... I want a disconnect switch at the dishwasher and a breaker lock. Know what he got..... both.
 
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pcboss, Breaker Lock method: I don't think it's a local rule, it falls into the "cause that's the way everyone else does it." I am sure no one has challenged them on it. Is there a specific code section that I can use to advocate this method?
 
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Is there a reason you don't want to add a receptacle inside the sink base cabinet? This is my preferred way.

Aside from the code it makes installing and servicing the unit much easier.
New quality dishwashers leave very little room to work underneath.
It's safer and easier I think to unplug it before pulling it out.

In Cal I expect to see either two receptacles under the sink, disposer and dishwasher, or a split receptacle fed with a mwbc, top and bottom are separate circuits.
 
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Old 12-17-16, 08:51 AM
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From Article 422.31

(B) Appliances Rated over 300 Volt-Amperes. For permanently
connected appliances rated over 300 voltamperes,
the branch-circuit switch or circuit breaker shall
be permitted to serve as the disconnecting means where the
switch or circuit breaker is within sight from the appliance
or is capable of being locked in the open position. The
provision for locking or adding a lock to the disconnecting
means shall be installed on or at the switch or circuit
breaker used as the disconnecting means and shall remain
in place with or without the lock installed.
Informational Note: For appliances employing unit switches,
see 422.34.
(C) Motor-Operated Appliances Rated over 1⁄8 Horsepower.
For permanently connected motor-operated appliances
with motors rated over 1⁄8 horse power, the branchcircuit
switch or circuit breaker shall be permitted to serve
as the disconnecting means where the switch or circuit
breaker is within sight from the appliance. The disconnecting
means shall comply with 430.109 and 430.110.
Exception: If an appliance of more than 1⁄8 hp is provided
with a unit switch that complies with 422.34(A), (B), (C), or
(D), the switch or circuit breaker serving as the other disconnecting
means shall be permitted to be out of sight from
the appliance.
 
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