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New GE dishwasher has ground wire connected to back of junction box with screw & another 1 from another screw that has open wire. power supply has ring on ground. How to connect?

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Ron Coons

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SOURCE: Connecting to ground or neutral

SOMETHING DOENST SOUND RIGHT ABOUT THAT AT ALL. i would contact an electrician, would not even want to venture a guess as to whats goin on . let alone advise to hook up a ground to a nuteral and cap the nuetral.theres somehtin up there . i would call in a pro on that one

Posted on Mar 11, 2008



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SOURCE: No power to New Frigidare dishwasher

there should be a cut off at the dishwasher .. usually a light switch or something similar that cuts power at the dishwasher only. Check to make sure that you have that turned on.

Posted on Dec 31, 2008


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SOURCE: Green Wire in GE Motion Sensing Light Switch

go to home depot and buy the gnd screw if there is none in tour junction box. the electric coming into that box should be grounded. you can ground to that same screw... Look for the wire with no insulation on it that is usually the ground wire.

Posted on Oct 18, 2009


Al Kupchella

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SOURCE: How to connect a lampost to a timer. GE Time Switches 15207

This timer has a lot of capability that you don't need, so you have to do a couple of things. I will assume that you are using this switch at 120V and simply want it to turn the light on and off. See page two of the drawing at this link: (this should be the same as the instruction sheet that came with your switch if you bought it new)
First, be sure to set the DIP switches according to the instructions for 120V (all 4 switches "ON").
For your wiring, refer to the first diagram on that page labeled "Timer and Load, Same Voltage, Wired as Single Throw". The two arrows on the left are the wires from your circuit breaker. The two arrows to the right are the wires going to the lamp post. The top one is black and the bottom is white. With that in mind, you will connect both white wires to the TIMER2 terminal. You will connect the black wire coming from the breaker to the TIMER1 terminal. You will also have to add a jumper wire from the TIMER1 terminal to the COM terminal. Your black wire going to the lamp post should be connected to the NO terminal (that means Normally Open, the other one is Normally Closed.)
This should get you there. Let me know if you have other questions. Be safe, good luck, and thanks for using FixYa. Please vote is this was helpful.
Al K

Posted on Mar 26, 2010



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SOURCE: Would this work or burn

Yes everything would work perfectly. I see no problems in your plan. Even if both fans were run off of one switch they would not burn out, the circuit it appropriately sized. You could even go a step down to save yourself some money and use 14/2 and 14/3 (supposing its only the fans running on the circuit). You can run up to 16 amps on 12 AWG wire and up to 12 amps on 14 AWG wire (80% of breaker tolerance). Also when it get to the fans use a wire junction box run your 3 wire cable in there and branch out to your fans from there with separate 2 wire cables. I believe that was your plan just wanted to clarify. Good luck!!

Posted on Apr 28, 2010

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Of course you can! But do try to get the hot wire connected to the black wire of the dishwasher, and the neutral to the white wire; and of course, the green wire is your ground wire, which gets attached to the grounding screw inside the junction box.

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I just purchased a du920qwdb4 whirlpool dish washer and there is no power cord. I looked all around it and I dont even see where on would go. Do you have any idea of where one would connect with the...

You need to supply a power cord; the power supply cord kit (Part No. 4317824), available at your local dealer or parts supplier, should be used, if you want to plug into a standard 3 prong outlet. Alternatively, you can direct wire the unit to the junction box. The wires connect to the dishwasher in a box that is behind a terminal cover that is held on by a screw. (It's on the back of the dishwasher at the bottom. You will also need wire nuts for 16 gauge wire and wire strippers. Twist the bare ends of the white wires together and secure with a wire nut. Do the same for the black wires. Loosen the front nut of the grounding connection stud at the back of the terminal box with a wrench (do not loosen the back nut). Wrap the bare grounding wire into a U around the stud and tighten.

For best results, thread the wires through a strain relief or flexible conduit connector (if you are doing direct wiring) and into the hole in the side of the terminal box. This will minimize the chances of damage to the wire. Then make sure the screws (for a conduit connector) or the strain relief are tight before you close the terminal box cover.

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How to connect a lampost to a timer. GE Time Switches 15207

The following is for the GE 15207 to be operated at 120 volts ONLY(which is what you have):

Make sure the DIP switch is set to 120 volts (all switches in the ON position).

BOTH white wires are connected to the left most terminal. The incoming black (HOT or LINE) wire from the breaker or source is connected to the second terminal from the left.

Also under the second terminal from the left, connect a jumper (using the same gauge wire) over to the "COM" terminal.

Then connect the outgoing black wire (LOAD) to the lamppost to the "NO" terminal.

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How do you hook the four wire electric cable to the terminal marked L1, L2, L3? the wires are colored red, white, black and green.

To connect power cord:
• Remove the screws from the cover of the
junction box located at the top rear of the dryer.
• Loosen/remove the two screws on the strain
relief clamp and remove from 4-wire supply
• The strain relief splits into two indentical parts.
• Insert the large flange of both sections into the
hole located on the left side of the junction box
housing. The short flange of both sections and
screws must remain positioned on the external
side of the junction box housing.
• Insert the 4- wire supply cord through both
sections of the strain relief and re-install strain
relief screws, do not fully tighten until electrical
connections are complete.
• Attach the power cord ground conductor (green
wire) to the ground terminal marked with the
ground symbol. Tighten screw until ground
conductor is secure. (See Fig. 7)
• Attach the power cord neutral conductor (white
wire) to the neutral terminal. (marked N)
Tighten screw until neutral conductor is secure.
(See Fig. 7)
• Attach the power cord phase conductor (black
wire) to the phase terminal (marked L3).
Tighten screw until power conductor is secure.
(See Fig. 7)
• Attach the power cord phase conductor (red
wire) to the phase terminal (marked L1).
Tighten screw until power conductor is
secure.(See Fig. 7)
• Tighten the screws on the strain relief so that
the power cord cannot be moved.
• Re-install the cover of the junction box and
secure with four screws removed earlier.
• The dryer is now ready to be connected to the
power supply receptacle.

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There are cut wires and no cord for the second hand dishwasher i purchased and I need to find out what wires I am connecting and where

There should be a small junction box under the dishwasher behind the front toe panel. There should be three wires:


You can purchase a three conductor power cord from any hardware store. A 3-prong power tool power cord works the best, as they have a durable outer sheathing and have good current handling properties.

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Thanks for using FixYa. Please check for the following if your dishwasher is not working--

1. Fuse (blown or tripped).
2. 120 VAC supply wiring connection faulty. Repair or replace wire fasteners at dishwasher junction box.
3. Electronic control board faulty.
4. Motor (inoperative, check resistances).
5. Door switch (open contacts).
6. Door latch not making contact with door switch.
7. Touch pad circuit defective.
8. No indicator lamps illuminate when START or OPTIONS is depressed.

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