Dishwasher Installation - "Do it Yourself!"
Further installation tips
Installing a dishwasher is not actually as difficult as you might imagine. The procedure is mostly common sense and you can save yourself a lot of money by getting your own hands dirty instead of paying a tradesman to do the job for you. Here are a few basic tips that apply to most makes, models and styles of dishwasher, to help you on your way:
Our Guide to Do It Yourself Dishwasher Installation
Read the installation instructions:
This may sound silly, but often there are small parts that you will need to purchase to enable you to complete the installation. Such parts may include hose clamps, mounting screws and wire nuts.
Check the plugs, taps and drains:
Ensure the space in which you will install the dishwasher has all the necessary attachments for the hot and cold water supplies, a drainage pipe and electric cables.
Connect it up:
Run the water supply lines and electrical cables into the cavity where the dishwasher will sit. Connect all the necessary lines, making sure not to leave excess cable/tubing in the space. Push the dishwasher carefully back into the cavity.
Do it Yourself Installation: Make it Level
It’s crucial that you make sure the machine sits as close to level as possible. Failure to do this may mean incorrect function of the machine and could result in improper drainage and leaking. Many machines will have leveling screws for this purpose.
Guide to turning on and testing the unit:
Once connected, ensure there is no packaging still inside the dishwasher and that all arms, baskets and supports are where they should be. Test the machine on a standard wash cycle and keep and eye out for leaks, which may be caused by non-level installation.
And you have now finished your dishwasher's installation!