Guide to Installing a New Dishwasher



Guide to Installing a New Dishwasher

Installing a dishwasher can be challenging, and considering the endless range of options, finding a good plumber in Fort Worth is incredibly time-consuming.  However, it is possible to do it yourself without any difficulties.

Follow this guide to ensure your dishwasher is put in place without any troubles:

What to Take Care of Before You Install your New Dishwasher

Before installing a dishwasher, the first step is to make sure you have the essential tools required. The tools required include; a dishwasher, a 4-in-1 screwdriver, a wrench, wire nuts, pliers, screws, dishwasher 90, voltage tester tools, and electrical tape.

The next thing to do is to ensure that your dishwasher is in the best location. This means that it should be connected to the existing pipe and waste pipes; otherwise, you must decide on another location.

After the location is decided, it is vital to take the new dishwasher out of its box and examine it to ensure all its parts are there. This can be done by laying it on its back. Read through any manuals that come with the dishwasher before installation.

Make sure the water supply valve and electrical outlets are off before you start.

All existing dishwashers are also supplied with a water connection hose that is suitable to any standard appliance valve. It is imperative to note that the isolation valve needs to be installed in an adjacent unit to be turned off if required.

Lastly, it is essential to note that every new dishwasher appliance comes with a 13A fused plug fitted, which is possible to replace and remove but should be avoided. You should never install this socket behind the dishwasher as it is necessary for it to be easy to get to after it is installed.

Now that you know what you should be careful of, here are the steps to installing a new dishwasher:

STEP 1: How to Start

After it confirming that all existing parts have been received, take the cap off the drain line connection on the dishwasher. There is no need to worry if any excess water comes out of the dishwasher, as the machine has been tested before it has been shipped to your home.

STEP 2: Attach the Drain Line and Secure it

The next step is to attach the drain line to the dishwasher. After doing so, use the pliers to press the clamp around the hose of the dishwasher in order to secure it.

STEP 3: Thread the drain line and Make sure to Level it!

Then it is necessary to thread the drain line in the hole below the sink and slide your new dishwasher under the counter and level it. This can be done by adjusting its height with a wrench and securing it with the screws that come with the dishwasher.

STEP 4: Re-attach the Wires and Take all Necessary Precautions before You Proceed

Re-attach all the wires that are of the same color, screw on the wire nuts and make sure to wrap it with the electrical tape mentioned before. Next, place the wire under the screw to tighten it down. Then, attach the supply line to the dishwasher as mentioned in the materials section, and tighten with a wrench.

STEP 5: Get Ready to Use Your New Dishwasher

After this, you can turn on the tap underneath the sink after attaching the drain line to the plumbing system. Don’t forget to tighten the clamp around the hose. Finally, turn on the power at the breaker and get ready to use your new dishwasher.

What to do if installing a Dishwasher leads to Plumbing Issues?

At Pro Serve Plumbing, we make it a priority to provide you with excellent services provided by our licensed professionals in Fort Worth, Texas. If you’re having trouble with the pipes or have a plumbing emergency, contact us for a free consultation and on-site estimate. Our plumbers also provide additional services such as Gas Line Installation, Plumbing Leak Repair Services, Tankless Water Heater Installation and Repair and Water Heater Repair in Fort Worth Texas.