Ever wonder how that dishwasher fits so perfectly in-between your kitchen cabinets? How the heck it’s connected? Can you do it yourself? The answer? Well, probably. However, you’ll want to read this first. There are a few instances when you’ll need to call a plumber to avoid any issues.
First things first…
Not all dishwashers are created equal. If you have dreams of going to Lowe’s or Home Depot and coming home with a fancy new dishwasher, there are a few things you should consider.
- Measure the space (sounds obvious, but also easy to forget)
- Do some research on price and features
- Built-in? Portable?
- Energy Star saves you money!
You bought a dishwasher, now what?
Installing a new dishwasher isn’t all that bad, and most of the time doesn’t take that long. Below are the steps to installing a standard dishwasher. If you’re more of a visual learner, take a look.
- Attach the drain line to the dishwasher
- Thread the drain line into the hole under your sink
- Slide the dishwasher into place
- Attach the wires to their matching colors (make sure the power is off!)
- Attach the supply line and the Dishwasher 90 connector kit Don’t leave the store without this part!)
- Turn on the water and flip the power back on
- Hope it works!
What to do if these steps don’t work…
Depending on which step is causing the hiccup during in the installation process, you may need a new part, a plumber, or an electrician. If the issues are related to water supply, it may be an issue with your drain line connection. In this case, you should call a plumber. A dishwasher is an investment. To get the most out of it, and to ensure it’s working properly, you need a licensed plumber to take a look.
Contact Terry’s Plumbing
At Terry’s Plumbing, we help homeowners with all of their plumbing-related issues. Whether you’re trying to set up a dishwasher, your toilet is clogged, or you need to replace your pipes, we’re just a phone call away. To make an appointment, contact us today at (412) 364-9114.