So you've finally replaced your old dishwasher or any other item that previously found space in your kitchen. Installation is another endeavor. It requires some research, mechanical skills, and adequate knowledge of electricity (for safety reasons).
If you bought it with an installation fee, sit back and relax. However, if you want to save a few quids by installing them yourself, here are some steps you should know about:
Check the dimensions
This is pretty easy. If you've already settled in a spot where you want to put your dishwasher, this should be taken into account when buying one. Make sure you leave some space to move your dishwasher so that the sides don't get scratched. You should also check out the features and details to help with your shopping. Checking the reviews and information online will save you time browsing through all of the store's choices. If you read the Picki reviews briefly, you will get a comprehensive insight into which brand and model are right for you. There will be many names, but a comprehensive description of each will help.
Proper installation of the device is primarily about its connections. First of all, you need to install a suitable power source near the dishwasher if you don't have one. Leave room to route the cable and keep the source at a level where water cannot quickly reach it in the event of flooding.
Water supply pipe
Go through your dishwasher and find the "Dishwasher 90" which is a brass fitting that connects the machine to the water supply. Connect the ninety to the solenoid valve in the dishwasher with a pipe joint compound applied to the threads. You can hand tighten it and use an adjustable wrench for the final quarter turn. You will also find a braided steel pipe to connect the ninety to the water source. Connect the two by screwing and tightening the union nut onto the ninety to prevent leakage. You can then connect the other end of the pipe to the shut-off valve under the sink. After installing the fittings, check the fittings for leaks by turning on the valve.
When connecting the drain hose, make sure that the waste water is not sucked back into the dishwasher. After securing both ends of the drain line, make a loop high under the bottom of the sink and drop it back onto the nipple that connects to the sink.
Test the dishwasher
Test the dishwasher by running it in full cycle. Verify that fresh water is being drawn in and properly drained. Check the connections for leaks. When you are satisfied with the test, secure the dishwasher by screwing down the sides and properly covering it with the faceplate. There you have it, it's a simple process and it would only take a few hours of your day to complete. You still need to read the instructions that came with your own model to consider its unique features and requirements. If you are unsure about installing your own dishwasher, then there is nothing wrong with calling a professional to do it for you.