Is there any chore in the kitchen more bothersome than washing dishes by hand? No matter how much you wash, the next day there is always more. One of the best inventions ever made was the dishwasher.
It’s a mechanical way to wash the dishes and avoid all the nasty food and shriveled fingers of washing them by hand. Dishwasher installation isn’t difficult, especially if you have a handy guide like this to help you along.
We’ll examine all the steps necessary to install your dishwasher. You’ll enjoy hands-free dish washing in time and have more quality time for family and yourself.
Dishwasher Installation Needs Space
If you already have a dishwasher, then you already have a space for it. Most dishwashers are the same size, so you won’t need to widen the space out. If you do not have a dishwasher, then you’ll need to create a space by removing cabinets, etc.
You’ll want the space to be near a water hookup if possible. If there isn’t a hookup, then get a professional plumber and electrician to install the water and power connections. It’s dangerous, and if done incorrectly it can have a detrimental impact on your home and dishwasher.
Prepping Your Dishwasher
Take the dishwasher out of the box. It should have everything you need from the drain hose to the connectors. Attach a 90-degree fitting to the rear of the dishwasher. Connect the drain hose and loop it to the bottom of the counter. Check with your local municipality if you need an air gap fitting. This is standard for any appliance installation.
Adjust the feet of the new dishwasher until it’s level. If your entire floor is the same height, it’s easiest to do this before placing it into its area. Use a level on the top of the dishwasher to make sure it’s level before further installation.
Hook Up The Dishwasher
You are close to never having to hand wash a dish. Place the dishwasher in it’s spot and connect the copper water line. Align it correctly to prevent any possible leaks.
A leak can quickly ruin your floors and require extensive repairs.
Plug in the dishwasher and the drain should already be connected. Turn on the water and see if there are any leaks. Screw the dishwasher to your counter top.
Once it’s connected and ready to go, run it once with nothing in it to make sure it works correctly. Try it again with dirty dishes and see how it cleans. Make sure to clean it regularly.
There shouldn’t be any further adjustments needed.
Enjoy Your New Dishwasher
You can handle a dishwasher installation and leave those days of spending hours at the sink with a sponge and a drying towel. You’re not part of the elite that doesn’t need any manual labor to get their dishes done.
You’ve done the best job possible or you could have it professionally installed as well. We hope you now know how to install a dishwasher.
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