Dishwasher breaker?

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by appdude, May 31, 2014.

  1. appdude

    appdude Member

    Feb 5, 2014
    So moving on to one of the last kitchen appliance replacements which is the dishwasher. Now, before we went to buy the new one. We checked everything over and we found something very strange. There is no breaker for the dishwasher. I checked twice and still no dishwasher breaker. Any suggestions?:confused:
  2. johnjh2o1

    johnjh2o1 Plumbing Contractor for 49 years

    Aug 9, 2009
    Check the wall switches one may be for the DW.
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  4. Smooky

    Smooky In the Trades

    Apr 4, 2011
    North Carolina
    Turn the dishwasher on, then shut off one breaker at a time to figure out which one controls the dish machine.
  5. wjcandee

    wjcandee Wise One

    Apr 27, 2012
    New York, NY
    In our house, the DW is on a separate breaker. In my apartment, the DW is on the same breaker with the wall outlets in the kitchen. There has to be a breaker for it somewhere. If not, just kill the whole house power when replacing it. And think about calling an electrician when you have a few extra bucks lying around to put it on a circuit.

    I'm guessing if you turn it on and kill the kitchen outlets, that's gonna be where it's connected, and you'll see it turn off.
  6. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

    Aug 31, 2004
    Cave Creek, Arizona
    If you are referring to a circuit breaker, and not a vacuum breaker, unless it is wired into the utility's main line, it DOES have a circuit breaker, but maybe not a dedicated one.
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