Installing Dishwasher Plumbing
Whether you are buying a brand new dishwasher or replacing an old one, it is important to make sure that you install the dishwasher plumbing correctly. It will prevent leaks and water damage. It will save money, and your appliance will work properly.
Before you start installing your new dishwasher, you need to determine the exact location of the power outlet and drain hose. A plumber can help you with this part of the installation. He or she can also fix any problems that may arise. You might need to hire an electrician to install an outlet or rewire your house. These costs can range from $115 to $140.
After you’ve determined where the dishwasher should be placed, take it out of its box. Place it on a large piece of cardboard or another flat surface. You will be able to clearly see under the sink, where you can find the drain spout and hose. You will also need to unplug the appliance.
Then, you will need to route the water supply line and waste removal hose through the base cabinet and under the sink. You should take the time to do this correctly so that you do not end up with a leak or a hole. A long length of hose will be needed to fit the clamp.
Once you have connected the water and waste lines, you can run the cord through a terminal box to an electrical outlet. You will need to connect a green grounding screw. This is usually done through a small hole of about 100mm x 150mm.
The drain hose will loop back down to a nipple on the trash disposal. The hose must then be secured to the rear of the cabinet under the sink. This will prevent sewer gases from coming back into your home.
You should also consider a few other details. Typically, a dishwasher’s waste hose will loop up in an arch. This is an indication that the dishwasher has a U-bend to assist with the looping process. The power cord should be routed under the legs of your dishwasher.
You can choose to have your dishwasher hard wired or connected with an appliance cord. If you elect to connect with an appliance cord, you should route the cord through a terminal box to an outlet. Depending on the model of your appliance, you may need to make some adjustments to the feet once they are in place. You should also check the instructions in your owner’s manual to learn more about the best practices for hooking up a dishwasher.
An experienced plumber will install your dishwasher. Using a professional will help you make the right choices for your needs and prevent you from wasting your money and water. A professional can provide a quality installation at a reasonable price. A professional can help prevent water damage or leaks by installing your dishwasher’s plumbing.