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How to Install a Dishwasher

An automatic dishwasher is a staple in most homes today. In fact, it's a necessity in many homes making life a little easier for the already overworked mum. Installing a dishwasher requires some tools but it's pretty straightforward installation. You will need…

  • A power drill

  • A straight top screwdriver

  • A six-inch adjustable wrench

  • A bit for drilling a hole in the cabinet

  • Hot water line connection by tapping into the jot water supply line of your kitchen sink faucet

Find out the type of power hookup allowed in your area and remember that a dishwasher can drain to a garbage disposal or sink drain line. If you decide to drain your dishwasher through the food dispenser, be sure to remove the nipple on the dispenser before attaching the drain hose form the dishwasher or air gap. If you don't follow this step, the dishwasher cannot drain.

To install the dishwasher, follow these steps..
  1. Mount a hole in the side of the sink base cabinet right next to where the dishwasher will be installed.

  2. Cut a hole in the side of the sink base cabinet right next to where the dishwasher will be installed.

  3. Remove the lower access panel from the front of the dishwasher.

  4. Attach a brass L fitting to the water inlet valve.

  5. Feed the drain line hose through the hole in the cabinet as you slide the dishwasher in to place.

  6. Lower the dishwasher by following the installation instructions.
  7. If the system has an air gap, attach the dishwasher drain hose to the smaller air gap nipple.

  8. Attach a second hose to the other air gap nipple and then to the dishwasher nipple.

  9. Secure hose connections with screw hose clamps.

  10. Connect the dishwasher water supply to the hot water shut off valve and feed it through a hole in the cabinet to the underside of the dishwasher.

  11. Attach the other end of the water supply tube to the other thread on the L fitting.

  12. Open the water supply valves and check the leak

  13. If you don't find any leaks, make the electric connections so that the unit will run and reinstall the front panel.

Always consult the owner's manual for step-by-step instructions for this purpose.

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