How To Install A New Dishwasher
Tired of dirty utensil piling up in your kitchen and cannot find any clean glasses to fill it with your favorite drink? It is probably high time you replace your old dishwasher with a brand new one. The endeavor may prove not as challenging as it seems. Anyway, it should take no more than a couple of hours. However, you may use some hand with good plumbing skills. Below you can read some useful tips, which may come in handy when you try to install a brand new dishwashing machine.
1. Think well and consider all the pros and cons to decide where exactly you want your dishwasher in the kitchen
This problem is not so pressing for those who replace an old machine for the new one and if they are happy enough with its current location. For those who install the dishwasher for the first time, it will be quite a challenge to find the most appropriate spot in the kitchen. Most modern dishwashing machines need a cold-water supply, a sewer system, and a mains socket. It may prove convenient to install a new dishwasher against one of the exterior walls. In this case, you will not have a hard time hiding the drainage pipe out of the view. You would also want to install the machine on an ideally flat floor.
2. Remove your brand new dishwasher from the supply package
Mind you have to remove all the packaging accessories and fixtures securing your new dishwasher during the transportation. Do not place any racks and trays into the machine until you complete your dishwasher installation procedures. This way you will avoid any casual damage to them and the dishwasher. Remember that you don’t want to dispose of dishwasher packaging until your warranty period is over. You will need it in case something is wrong with your dishwasher, and you decide to return it to the manufacturer.
Step 1. Before you get down to work, turn off your mains water supply.
Step 2. Install an isolation tap on your water feed pipe, and you will be able to remove your dishwasher any time if the need arises without having to turn off your mains water supply.
Step 3. If necessary, fit the adapter to the drainage pipe, and connect the feed and waste hoses, following the manufacturer installation instructions.
Step 4. Plug in your dishwasher into the mains electrical supply.
Step 5. Start a washing cycle to see if all your connections are fit and perfect.
Step 6. Move your machine carefully to its intended place.
4. Think of hiring a plumber
In case you feel unsure about all the procedures mentioned above, you may want to hire a specialist to have the work done. If you do it, you will save a lot of your time and remain confident that all the installation work is carried out correctly. With all the work perfectly done, you can now relax and take advantage of your brand new kitchen appliance.