Installing a dishwasher is easy.
Well, it’s easy in the sense that you can do it. I’m going to walk you through it step by step, and if you’ve got some basic tools and skills you’ll have no trouble at all. The worst that could happen is your new dishwasher doesn’t work, in which case you’re no worse off than before.
But when I say installing a dishwasher is easy, I don’t mean it’ll be fast. And if you’re like me, there will be moments where you feel like an idiot. As with any home improvement project, there are about a thousand ways things can go wrong. They usually don’t, but they can.
So if you don’t consider yourself mechanically inclined, or if the thought of working under your kitchen sink makes you nervous – or even if you’re just short on time – you’d probably be better off hiring someone to install your dishwasher for you.
In order to install a dishwasher, you’ll need to hook it up to an electrical outlet, drainage line, and water supply.
Installing a dishwasher is often considered a more difficult project than installing a garbage disposal. I disagree. The biggest obstacle is usually the fact that you can’t just go out and get a dishwasher, you have to wait for your old one to break or wear out first. Once you get past that hurdle, it’s really not all that hard. And once you’ve done it once, it becomes much easier the next time.
Whether your dishwasher came with your house or not, almost all dishwashers are installed in basically the same way. If yours happens to be different enough that you can’t follow these instructions exactly, then hopefully they will at least give you some ideas on how to do your own installation.
The first step of course is getting the new dishwasher into the house. This is usually the hardest part because most new dishwashers are too large to fit through normal doorways. You may have to take off some of the doors on your cabinets and/or remove some of the trim from around the doorway itself in order to get it inside. It’s also important that someone help carry it so that
You do not need to be an expert at home improvement or plumbing to install a dishwasher in your kitchen. In fact, most people can complete the installation in less than an hour. If you can read and understand basic instructions, and have some basic hand tools, you can install a dishwasher with minimal fuss. This article will walk you through the process, step by step.
A dishwasher is one of the most useful appliances in the home. When it stops working it can become a major inconvenience and major expense. A broken dishwasher could have several problems that need to be diagnosed and repaired. If you are handy and have some basic tools, you may be able to install a new dishwasher yourself. Installing a new dishwasher can seem like a daunting task, but if you follow these steps you will be able to install your new dishwasher with minimum fuss and difficulty.
To install a dishwasher, start by turning off the power and water supply, disconnecting the drain line, and removing the old dishwasher. Next, install any mounting brackets and adjust the height of your dishwasher using shims. Once you’ve done that, slide in the replacement dishwasher, reconnect the water and electrical lines, then turn on the water supply. Finally, test your new appliance to make sure it’s working properly!
I’ve got this friend who’s a pretty good handyman. He can fix toilets, repair broken doors, and unclog plumbing fixtures. My wife asked him once if he could install a dishwasher in our kitchen because she was tired of washing dishes by hand. After looking at the job for about 5 minutes, he sat my wife down and told her it wasn’t as easy as it looked. He said that the only way he could do it right would be to tear apart the whole kitchen and put everything back when the dishwasher was installed. It would take weeks, maybe months.
My friend told us that we should hire a professional. It would take a few days, cost a couple thousand dollars more than he charged, but it would be done right and we’d have a kitchen again in less than a week.
The job is not as easy as it looks.