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How Many Watts of Electricity does a Dishwasher Use?

Dishwasher: 967 Watts (0.967 Kilowatts)


Item: Dishwasher: 967 Watts
Description: A dishwasher pumps water into an insulated box. After it is full of water (probably about 4 gallons), it pumps that water around for about 45 minutes. It has electronics and a heater. I don't think dishwashers use a motor. They usually just pump the water around at high pressure, which makes the arms inside spin. I guess that's technically a motor.
Power: Has a cycle of operation, including the initial water fill (12 watts), washing (200 watts), and heating and washing (900 watts).

Power Cost: 
at 12 per kw/h
Cost per Minute: 19 hundredths of one cent (0.19)
Cost per Hour: 11.6
per Day (8 hrs): 93
per Month (5hrs/day): $17.65

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Power use for these items was actually tested. Wattage will vary, but these are the actual measurements.
Rate of 12 per kilowatt hour is typical, but may not represent your electrical rate. Check your bill.