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    Conversion of 13 amp socket to switch and mains extension to new socket for dishwasher.

    Electricians

    Hi
    My new dishwasher cable is to short. So I wish to convert the socket into a 13amp switch and connect mains cable from switch to new socket nearer to dishwasher. The dishwasher has a 13 amp plug attached. Is this OK to carry out.

    Asked by Kevin on 4th Jan 2022
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    Elf Electrical

    "Yes, this is the correct approach, however, new appliances are supplied with a moulded plug top which in circumstances of a fault with the new appliance, the manufacturer could invalidate the warranty if the plug top has been cut off. My advice is to have an additional socket added closer to the appliance."

    Answered on 4th Jan 2022 - Member since Feb 2021 - report
    Fs electrical

    "Ideally, I would recommend a switched fused spur. Before installing a new double socket"

    Answered on 4th Jan 2022 - Member since Dec 2015 - report
    Rs electrical & Property services

    "Sound a bit odd to me...
    If you can just extend the dishwasher cable
    With an IP rated junction box may be ok
    But best you get an electrician to fit"

    Answered on 4th Jan 2022 - Member since Nov 2021 - report
    CIS LONDON

    "Hi
    Ideally, you should extend the circuit to reach the dishwasher"

    Answered on 4th Jan 2022 - Member since Dec 2019 - report
    Efficient Domestic Electrical Services LTD

    "Yes, you can use a spur, on the other hand, if you already had a spur in the circuit you could add a fused spur that would be ideal in the case of adding appliances safely."

    Answered on 4th Jan 2022 - Member since Dec 2021 - report
    Sanders Electrical & Maintenance

    "Yes it's fine. Or you can just use an extension lead."

    Answered on 4th Jan 2022 - Member since Jul 2021 - report
    ASsociates Electrical Services

    "seems simple, but more information is required as to distance for a new dishwasher, below or above worksurface?"

    Answered on 4th Jan 2022 - Member since Apr 2017 - report
    Courtman Electrical & Building Services

    "Hi yes, this is ok. Any electrician will know how to carry this out correctly. A fairly straightforward job."

    Answered on 4th Jan 2022 - Member since Aug 2021 - report
    SPARKLE TECH electrical installations

    "It’s difficult to comment without actually seeing the job.
    I would always recommend getting a trained and fully certified electrician to advise and assess first. In such cases, this usually requires an on-site visit or other. Your health and safety are paramount.

    Hope this helps."

    Answered on 4th Jan 2022 - Member since Dec 2021 - report
    G A Electrical Services

    "Sounds perfectly fine to me? Why can’t you just add an additional socket? As in a spare? Your aloud one socket of each point of the ring? Hope you have rcd protection"

    Answered on 4th Jan 2022 - Member since Dec 2021 - report
    Trojan Construction

    "Hi there you can add a 13amp switched fused spur 2 the circuit but remember you need 2 make it easy 2 turn off and on not hidden behind the machine
    Regards tony
    Trojan construction"

    Answered on 4th Jan 2022 - Member since Dec 2021 - report
    W. T. Electrical

    "The simple answer is yes
    This is the correct way of supplying a socket via a switched fuse spur"

    Answered on 4th Jan 2022 - Member since Aug 2020 - report

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