I need to permanently wire the garbage disposer. Are there general instructions?

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FOR WASTE DISPOSERS EQUIPPED WITH A FOR WASTE DISPOSERS EQUIPPED WITH A GROUNDED PLUG-IN POWER CORD.

A.  PLUG INTO APPROPRIATE OUTLET   This appliance must be grounded. In the event of a malfunction or breakdown, grounding provides a path  of least resistance for electric current to reduce the risk of electric shock. This appliance is equipped with a  cord having an equipment-grounding conductor and a grounding plug. The plug must be plugged into an  appropriate outlet that is properly installed and grounded in accordance with all local codes and ordinances.  If the supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by the manufacturer, its service agent or similarly  qualified person in order to avoid a hazard.

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B.  CONVERT TO PERMANENT WIRE INSTALLATION  1. Remove Cord and Plug from the disposer – Simply cutting the plug off the existing cord is not allowed and voids the warranty.  2. Follow instructions below for Permanent Wire Installation instructions.  PERMANENT WIRE

INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
Grounding Instructions
This disposer must be connected to a grounded, metal, permanent wiring system; or an equipment-grounding conductor must be run with the circuit conductors and connected to the equipment-grounding  terminal or lead on the disposer.     An acceptable motor control switch with a marked off position shall be provided at the time of installation  to disconnect the disposer from all ungrounded supply conductors. The switch shall be mounted in sight  of the disposer or in sight of the sink opening for the disposer.

WARNING: Electric Shock    Turn off power before installing or servicing disposer.  All wiring must comply with local  electrical codes. Do not connect electrical current at main breaker panel until adequate  ground is established. Inadequate connection of the ground wire can result in a risk of electric  shock. Consult with a certified electrician or tradesman if there is any doubt whether the  disposer in inadequately grounded. Your disposer must be adequately grounded.

1. Turn off or disconnect all power to the wall junction box serving the disposer.

2.  Open the junction box in the wall and remove the wire nuts or electrical tape or  whatever is tying the old disposer wire to the electrical wire inside of the junction  box.

3.  Open the end bell plate at the bottom or the disposer.  If you are using flexible armored (BX) cable:  1.  Install cable fitting in the disposer end bell hole.

If you are using flexible armored (BX) cable:
1. Install cable fitting in the disposer end bell hole.
2. Secure the cable to the fitting and install an insulating bushing or equivalent.
3. Connect white wire from the junction box to the white (or blue) wire of the disposer.
4. Connect black wire from the junction box to the black (or brown) wire of the
disposer.
5. Connect bare ground wire from the junction box to green ground screw within the
disposer end bell.

If you are using nonmetallic-sheathed (ROMEX) cable:
1. Install cable fitting in the end bell hole and secure the cable to the fitting.
2. Connect white wire from the junction box to the white (or blue) wire of the disposer.
3. Connect black wire from the junction box to the black (or brown) wire of the
disposer.
4. Connect bare ground wire from the junction box to green ground screw within the
disposer end bell.

If your power supply cable does not include a grounding wire, one must be provided. Attach a copper wire securely to the disposer ground screw and attach other end of ground wire to a metal cold water pipe. Do not attach ground wire to a gas supply pipe. Use only UL Listed grounding clamp. If plastic pipe is used in your home, a qualified electrician should install a proper ground.

 

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