How to Replace a Dishwasher
By: Danny Lipford
Replacing the dishwasher in your kitchen isn’t that difficult a DIY project, though it does require a bit of basic plumbing and wiring. Here’s how to go about it:
Replacing a Dishwasher:
- Turn off the power to the dishwasher at the circuit breaker box.
- Turn off the water to the dishwasher at the cut-off valve under your sink (if there isn’t a cut-off valve, turn the water off at the water meter).
- Disconnect the dishwasher water supply line and the drain line. Drain the hoses into a bucket or pot.
- Remove the bottom panel of the dishwasher, and disconnect the wires from the electrical box.
- Remove the screws attaching the dishwasher to the cabinet or countertop, and pull the dishwasher out of the opening.
- Install a separate electrical outlet box for the new dishwasher if required by building codes.
- Position the new dishwasher near the cabinet opening and reconnect the water supply line, drain pipe, and electrical wires.
- Fish the water supply line, drain pipe, and electrical wire through the cabinet wall into the adjoining cabinet under the sink, and slide the dishwasher in place.
- Use the adjustable feet to level the dishwasher.
- Attach the dishwasher to the cabinet or countertop using screws.
- Connect the water supply line, drain line, and electrical wires.
- Turn the water and power back on, and test the dishwasher to see if it works properly.
Watch this video to find out more.