When you are looking at getting a new dishwasher, it is important to know how to install a dishwasher assembly to make sure it gets done correctly. When you think about this process, it’s not just knowing how to do it correctly, you also need to keep in mind the tools necessary, and how to uninstall the old one.
- How to pick out a new dishwasher
- How to remove/replace a broken dishwasher
- How to install a dishwasher
How To Pick Out A New Dishwasher
When you are wanting to replace your dishwasher one of the steps in this process of learning how to install a dishwasher is figuring out how to pick out a new dishwasher. When you’re at the store looking at new ones it is important to keep a few things in mind.
You need to keep in mind that there are several different types of dishwashers, these types are portable, countertop, compact, drawer, built-in, integrated, 18-inch, and stainless steel. You’ll need to choose which type of dishwasher attachment you want. It is helpful to get the size of your current one so you can know how much room you have to work with. The more information you can get about the types, features a dishwasher can have and which you want yours to have, it will be much easier for you to decide which dishwasher is the best match for your household.
If you have any questions at all don’t hesitate to talk to a professional before you make any purchases to truly make sure you will receive the best deal with your purchase. If you choose not to do an in person purchase of your dishwasher, you always have the choice of buying one online. If you do choose to talk to a in person representative, make sure to ask them all of your questions you have. Lastly, it is important to keep in mind that all of the knowledge you obtain is all an important part in the decision making process of purchasing a new dishwasher.
How To Remove/Replace A Broken Dishwasher
The next step in the process of how to install a dishwasher, you will need to remove the old one, to begin this process you will need to gather the needed tools and materials.
The items needed are:
- masking tape
- drop cloth
- A voltage meter.
Once you have these materials gathered, you’ll need to clean and check out under the sink. Clean or take out everything out from under the sink to have as much space as possible. You may also want to take the doors of the cabinet off to have more room to work with.
Check the water lines for corrosion, bends or nicks in the hose. If there is too much damage to the water lines you should replace them. The next step is to turn off both the water and power to the water line. There is a switch beneath the sink to switch the water off, then locate the correct switch on the breaker board to turn off the power. You may want to mark or tape over the switch so it doesn’t get turned back on accidentally before you’re finished.
Next, you’ll need to uncover the wiring by removing the front cover of the dishwasher. You can use the voltage meter to double check that the power is still off. Then take out the electrical box, then unscrew the nuts and separate the wires starting with the green ones then the white ones and lastly the black ones. From here we almost have the dishwasher out, there are just a couple more things to do. You’ll want to disconnect the line that supplies water to the dishwasher and also disconnect the drain line connected to the dishwasher.
Lastly, unscrew the screws that are attached under the counter by opening the dishwasher door. Slowly pull out the dishwasher making sure the wires aren’t in the way. You may want to have something on the floor to protect the floor from getting damaged.
How To Install A Dishwasher
Now that you’ve removed the old dishwasher, now it’s time to learn how to install a dishwasher. You start with attaching the drain line, you’ll need to place the dishwasher face down so the back of it is assessable. Check to make sure all the needed connections are there. Remove the cap on the drain line connection. There may be water that comes out, that just means it’s been tested to make sure it works. Connect the dishwasher to the drain line.
For this next part you’re going to be threading the drain line so it goes through the hole under the sink and secure it. Then gently push the new dishwasher where the old one used to be. Make sure it all aligns correctly and re screw in the screws to attach it the counter. Making sure the power is still off, reconnect the wires in the proper order corresponding the colors, screw on the nuts and wrap them with electrical tape. Make sure that the copper wire is under the round screw and secure it. You’ll then connect the dishwasher supply line and the dishwater 90 and tighten them. Once everything is secure you can turn the power and water back on. Turn the water on first and connect the drain line to the household plumbing system and make sure its secured tightly. After that you can turn on the power.
With the above information you now know what to look for in buying a new dishwasher, how to uninstall your old dishwasher, and also how to install a dishwasher. These are just some of the basic kitchen plumbing you can do yourself. But if you don’t have the luxury of time to do it, the experts at Best Plumbers Perth will be more than happy to help you with this. With the above information you’ll be better equipped for when you may need to buy a new dishwasher due to a malfunction in your current one or any other reason you may need to buy a new one.
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