Kitchens: All receptacles servicing countertop areas, as well as any receptacle within 6 feet of a sink, must be equipped with ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI). In addition, the receptacle that supplies power to the dishwasher should be GFCI-protected. Also, is it necessary for dishwashers to have their own circuit?
The following requirements apply in kitchens: GFCI protection on any outlets serving countertop areas and on any receptacle located within 6 feet of a sink Another consideration is that the GFCI-protected outlet used to deliver power to the dishwasher. In addition, is it necessary to have a separate circuit for the dishwasher?
Should a dishwasher be on a GFCI outlet?
Is it necessary to use a GFCI outlet for a dishwasher? GFCI protection is not needed for outlets that serve appliances such as dishwashers or for convenience receptacles that do not provide countertop surfaces, such as garbage disposals. It is also necessary to have GFCI-protected receptacles placed within 6 feet of the outer border of a wet bar sink.
What appliances are required to have GFCI protection?
2020 Section 422.5 (A) mandates the installation of Class A GFCI protection on the following appliances if they are rated at 150 volts or less to ground and 60 amperes or less, single-phase or three-phase: 2020 Section 422.5 (B) describes the type of device that offers GFCI protection and where it should be installed, and it is as follows:
Is GFCI protection required on a residential garbage disposal?
The National Electrical Code (NEC) does not specify that a residential disposal must be protected by a ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI). However, there might be requirements in the installation instructions that would necessitate the use of GFCI protection.
Do basement outlets need to be GFCI protected?
The National Electrical Code (NEC) determined that these higher amperage outlets required GFCI protection in order to keep people safe. The installation of GFCI protection in both finished and unfinished basements is mandatory in residential buildings. Prior to the 2020 amendments, only unfinished basements were needed to be protected by GFCI circuit breakers.