You’re dishwashers not as good as it used to be? Or has died completely? Or maybe this is your first dishwasher? (because you are tired of washing up) whatever the reason it’s time for a brand new Dishwasher.
Fitting a dishwasher is uncomplicated and doesn’t take too long. Installing a dishwasher’s probably the most straightforward plumbing job of them all, anyone can do it.
Fitting your new Dishwasher will require some basic DIY plumbing skills. Here’s how you do it.
First of all, you need to decide where your new dishwasher will go this shouldn’t be too hard if you’re updating an old one you’re probably happy with its current location. However, for first-time installations, you will need to consider the most appropriate spot in your kitchen. Modern dishwashers only require a cold-water supply, waste, and electrical socket. Your dishwasher will need to be fitted by a wall so you can hide any pipes from view.
Once you have decided where the dishwasher will be placed remove all packaging and transport bolts. Keep the packaging just in case there are any issues with your new dishwasher and you need to send it back.
Now it’s time to ‘plumb in’ your dishwasher
- Switch off the mains water supply before carrying out any work this can be done at an isolation valve or the mains stopcock if you have no isolation valve consider getting one fitted this will allow you to quickly move the dishwasher without having to turn off the mains water supply
- Next, fit the waste adapter onto the waste pipe (which in most cases be attached to the interior wall) some dishwasher wastes can be pushed directly into a waste pipe.
- Connect the feed pipe to the cold water supply and waste pipe (coming from the dishwasher) to the waste adaptor
- Plug your dishwasher into the electrical socket
- Run a test cycle and check none of the connections are leaking
- Gently push your dishwasher into position make sure the waste and feed pipes don’t get caught underneath
Don’t want to do it yourself?
Fitting a dishwasher isn’t for everybody and can be daunting for the non-DIY enthusiast if you’re one of these people you may want to find a plumber who gives you peace of mind, ensures the dishwasher’s fitted properly and will work as it should. If you need any help with installing your dishwasher, Please Get In Touch