I installed a new dishwasher, and now I'm at the point where I need to wire it As a temporary measure, I just wired an appliance cord, and ran it to an outlet. To do that, I'm running it to an extension cord, out a cabinet, and above the dishwasher. It's not ideal. Rather than put in a new outlet under the sink, I'd like to hard wire the dishwasher to its own circuit on the panel in the basement. My question is, can I drop the Romex through the floor behind the dishwasher? I know that if you run it to an outlet, the outlet has to be in a separate cabinet, so you can access it without pulling the dishwasher out. The issue is that it's going to be a real pain in the butt to send it into the wall, then drill a hole down to the basement. It would be much easier to send it through the floor behind the dishwasher; I just want to make sure that's okay before I do it that way.