My old dishwasher was wired direct with metal jacket cable, and there is a regular wall switch on the counter backsplash that cuts power to the dishwasher. House built in 1987. Live in NC.
There is an old box where the romex connected to the metal-jacketed cable (called BX IIRC) at the back of the spot below the kitchen counter where the dishwasher goes. Can I just put an appliance outlet in that box and a GFCI in the place where the switch is now and be kosher with code?
There is a 2 x 4 between where the wire comes down from the switch and the under sink area so I would have to tear out and re-sheetrock the back of the dishwasher alcove to mount the outlet under the sink, and I really don't want to go through all of that. The GFCI would give us another outlet behind the counter and could be more easily tripped and reset than if I did it up under the sink.
The extra cord length could be pulled through the hole the water supply and outlet hose pass through under the sink as it suggests in the dishwasher install manual.
Is this cool with National and NC code?