Question by  kasen (46)

Do I need a surge protector for my dishwasher?


Answer by  navywriter (790)

I dont think so, as surge protectors are usually just for electronic devices like computers, scanners, things that a sudden surge of electricity would wreak.


Answer by  wigglewasp (781)

You do not need a surge protector. If a surge hits and your dishwasher is going then the most that will happen is that your dishwasher will go off. If that happens then you can just simply turn it back on. Surge protectors are mainly for computers so when a surge comes it won't turn off.


Answer by  Anonymous

if it has a circuit board, (i.e. only push buttons that beep) then yes. If it has a mechanical ( i.e. a round knob that you spin to turn on) then probabably not.


Answer by  answerqueen (564)

I would definitely recommend it, it definitely isn't going to hurt to have one. I have seen power surges take refrigerators (granted refrigerators now have motherboards in them) out before, so for a $20 investment in a decent protector your protecting a $600+ piece of equipment. Also, I'd invest in a good protector versus a cheap one.


Answer by  Kannaki (63)

With modern power grids, you need not. But if you live in a area that gets any lightening, one strike on a nearby line can fry your electronics. So surges are not common, but when one does happen, it can ruin your electrical equipment.


Answer by  crobichaux (1)

You should, in-line or plug-in for appliances with electronic boards. Get one at circuit box for the whole house as well. The recent storms on the East Coast knocked out power in grids, which caused surges in other areas damaging or ruining 1000s of refrigerators, TVs, dishwashers, and microwave ovens.

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