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Dishwashers are built-in appliances that connect to your water supply and automatically wash your dishes.
Like all kitchen built-in appliances, it's important that the power source for the dishwasher be a GFCI (ground fault circuit interrupter) outlet or device, since there is water nearby and thus a potential electrocution hazard. In addition, the home inspector will check to see that the water supply is attached properly to the dishwasher, since even a little water escaping during each cycle can quickly damage your kitchen floor boards and lead to mold and mildew forming. Though not strictly required, a thorough home inspector will generally run the dishwasher through a cycle to make sure that it is functioning -- and draining -- properly.