I'm installing a new dishwasher and the dishwasher itself has the green wire, the cord (which is coming out of the floor of the house) doesn't have a green wire it has a black wire, a white wire, and a copper wire hangin out of it. I know I should wrap the copper wire around the screw on the box, but what do I do with the green wire that is coming from the terminal on the dishwasher?


The green wire is the dishwasher's ground wire. You hook it up to the circuit's ground wire, which is the bare copper one.

  • You also connect a grounding wire to the screw in the metal junction box. – Tester101 Oct 9 '14 at 20:14

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