How to Install a Dishwasher

Installation of New and Built In Models

How to install a dishwasher

You can save a lot of money by installing your own dishwasher. Most under-counter style dishwashers can be installed in much the same way. If you are unsure of how to proceed always seek the services of a qualified plumber. Be especially careful when connecting the power cable.

But, by following these guidelines you should be able to install your built in appliance without much trouble.

How to Install Your New Dishwasher - 13 Simple Steps

These 13 steps should see you well on your way

1. Lay the dishwasher on its back in front of the cavity where it will be installed.

2. Use a compression clamp to connect the drain hose.

3. Attach the 90 degree brass fitting to the back of the new dishwasher.

4. Stand the unit up. Carefully feed the water line underneath the sink and attach it to the hot water valve.

5. Move the drain hose under the sink and get someone to help you position it correctly as you slide the dishwasher into place.

6. Get underneath the dishwasher and connect the water line to the 90 degree brass fitting.

7. Pull the electrical cable through the retaining sleeve and tighten the sleeve.

8. First connect the ground wire to the green screw. Then attach the other wires: white to white and black to black.

9. Fix the drain hose to the waste water location.

10. Test for leaks in the water line by opening the hot water valve to fill the line.

11. Stand the dishwasher up. Ensure the appliance is completely level by adjusting the leveling legs.

12. Fasten the dishwasher to the bench with small screws. Attach the bottom cover and tighten the cover screws.

13. Test-run the machine and check for any leaks.

Installation of portable and countertop units are far less complicated, with many of them only needing to be connected to a sink outlet.


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