As part of the general guide to installing a dishwasher, we’ve compiled a list of tips to help you avoid mistakes and making unnecessary trips to the hardware store for parts. Continue reading to find out more helpful information regarding dishwasher installations.
Find Out The Dimensions Of Your Designated Area
Take a measurement of how wide your current dishwasher is. Also, try to write down how far the floor is from under the counter. Give this information to your installer so it can be compared to the dimensions of the new dishwasher.
Ensure You Have The Right Parts For Your Dishwasher
Dishwashers used to come with parts to put them together. As time has faded, manufacturers have used cheaper components to reduce costs. Basic components such as power cords and water intake hoses are not included in the original packaging. Make sure you have universal parts kits ready to go for this reason.
Locate Your Shut-Off Valve And Turn It Off
This is a significant step to remember if you live in an older house or apartment. Check to see if the water shut-off valve in your home is under the sink or in a nearby cabinet. Make sure your shut-off valve has no rust, is in good shape, has a metal connection, and doesn’t need any plumbing changes.
Be Sure To Locate Your Electrical Panel And Turn Off The Power
Find your electrical panel to see if you can safely turn off the power to your kitchen while installing the dishwasher. This is essential to the process, as you can ensure safety on the job with this helpful tip.
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