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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 from the dishwasher is your ground, attach it to the copper. – Matt Oct 9 '14 at 19:53
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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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