Setting up a built-in dishwasher needs standard mechanical, electrical, and plumbing abilities, so the typical convenient person can install a dishwasher in 1 to 3 hours depending upon if it is a brand-new installation or a replacement dishwasher. If you are replacing an existing dishwasher, it will certainly take less time.
1. Prepare the cabinet location in which the dishwasher will certainly be set up. The opening must be 24 inches broad for a lot of models, 24 inches deep and 34 1/2″ from the floor to the underside of the countertop. The back wall can not have pipes or wires on it. The power and water system lines will certainly enter the cabinet in the 4″X4″ area at the bottom back of the cabinet through a 1 1/2″ hole. Make certain the floor is level and the cabinet is squared.
2. Select your drain approach based upon your local codes and height of the drain tee. Some codes need an air space. If the drain tee is less than 18 inches from the floor, you have to utilize an air gap. If an air space is not required and the tee is over 18 inches from the floor, you can make use of the loop approach for the drain connection. If the drain hose will certainly be linked to a waste disposal unit, you need to get rid of the knock out plug so that the dishwasher will drain.
3. Examine or set up circuitry by making sure there is a 120V, 60Hz devoted circuit with a 15 or 20-amp breaker or time delay fuse. Wiring needs to be 2 wire with a ground and rated for 75 degrees Celsius or 176 degrees Fahrenheit. The wiring can enter the cabinet from either side in the rear bottom location. The hole needs to be an optimum of 1 1/2″, and it can be the exact same hole used the the supply of water line and drain hose if its being hardwired. If it is a flexible power cord, it has to have a different hole. Hardwiring cable will certainly turn up the ideal side along the bottom 24 inches of the cabinet to the best front electrical connection on the dishwasher.
4. Prepare the water supply line that gets in through the 1 1/2″ hole in the rear bottom of the cabinet. Turn off the water to set up a hand shut-off valve under the sink. The water connection is on the left side of the dishwasher. Use 3/8″ O.D. copper line to extend a minimum of 19 inches from the rear wall. The water heating unit must be set between 120 and 150 degrees (closer to 120 if children are in the home to prevent scalding accidents) and the pressure must be between 20-120 PSI.
5. Prepare the dishwasher by examining the door balance and changing the spring stress if essential. If the legs have to be connected, do that near to where it will certainly be set up.
6. Connect the drain hose to the dishwasher’s drain port if it did not come factory-installed. Position the electrical circuitry and supply of water lines so that the base of the dishwasher will not catch them. Slide the dishwasher in front of the opening so that you can feed the drain hose through the hole you drilled for it.
7. Inch-by-inch slide the dishwasher into the cabinet as you charge the drain hose through its hole. Stop with a few inches left and make certain absolutely nothing is kinked or pinched. If all is in excellent order, press the dishwasher all the way in so that the edges of the door lag the cabinet frame. Test the door for smooth opening and closing.
8. Level the dishwasher front to back and side to side by adjusting the leveling legs.
9. Line up the brackets and protect the dishwasher to the counter top according the maker’s guidelines.
10. Through the access panel, connect the water system line and electrical supply. Likewise connect the drain hose under the sink. You prepare to do a wet test with the “rinse just”.
cycle. Check for seeps and proper draining.
Changing an Existing Dishwasher.
You will certainly not have to drill the holes given that they will certainly currently be there from the existing dishwasher. Nevertheless, you do need to inspect the circuitry and plumbing to see to it they can servicing the new dishwasher. Once that is experienceded you need to turn the power off at the primary and turn the supply of water off before starting the removal of the old dishwasher. All lines and wires have to first be detached. Take the drain hose off the waste disposal unit or drain pipeline under the sink. If the dishwasher has a power cord, you have to disconnect it. If the dishwasher is hardwired, you have to open the access panel and electrical junction box. Get rid of the wire nuts and detach the black and white wires. Also eliminate the ground screw to detach the green ground wire. Make use of a catch pan while disconnecting the water system line. As soon as all these lines and wires have been disconnected, you can get the screws and brackets that hold the dishwasher in its location and thoroughly take out the old dishwasher.
Then follow the same procedures to install the brand-new dishwasher with the exception of drilling the holes and running the circuitry and water system lines.
When you have installed your new dishwasher and checked it for seeps, you are ready to start cleaning, autowashed style.