Depending on where you buy your dishwasher from, you may or may not have to pay an additional cost for the delivery and installation. While speciality outlets usually include the hookups for free, home improvement centres and online retailers generally charge a substantial fee to install the dishwasher.
Instead of spending the extra money, you can consider doing it on your own. Since it is a fairly easy job, you can easily learn how to install a dishwasher.
Things You’ll Need
Before you start working on the installation, it may be a smart choice to gather all the tools you may need in the process.
- Driver drill
- Drop sheet or cardboard
- Mounting hardware, as well as the inlet and outlet hoses that come with the dishwasher
- A mop in case there are any spills
Now that you have everything you may need, let’s start installing the dishwasher.
- Lay some drop sheets or cardboard around the area where you plan on placing the dishwasher. This will protect the floor during the installation process.
- Clean the floor where you are about to install the dishwasher.
- Unpack the new dishwasher and read the manual. Make sure to keep any specific instructions or tips in mind during the process.
- Before placing the dishwasher in its desired location, make sure to adjust the feet so it is levelled and sits in a stable way. You may have to adjust it again when it’s in place, but ensuring it is as close as possible would make it easier to adjust later on.
- A dishwasher requires 3 connections: a water supply, a drain line, and a power cord.
- If your dishwasher has a standard cord that can be plugged into a wall outlet, you just need to ensure that an outlet is near enough. However, in case it has a circuit cable that feeds directly into the wire connection box, you will need an electrician to assist you with the job. If you don’t have prior experience, it isn’t recommended to do it on your own.
- The water supply connection is rather easy to connect. All you need to do is to connect the water inlet valve of the dishwasher to one end of a steel supply tube. The other end has to be connected to a hot-ware supply pipe.
- Connecting the drain hose is a similar job. Make sure that you know the proper code of requirement in your area to learn how to properly drain the water.
- After all the connections are in place, push the dishwasher in place. You may have to readjust the feet at this point to make sure it is stable. Securely anchor the dishwasher in place once stable.
- Turn it on and give it a test run to ensure everything is working properly.
And that’s it; you’ve managed to install a dishwasher by yourself.