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How To Install A Dishwasher

How To Install A Dishwasher

Got a dishwasher! Want to get it installed quickly but don't have a plumber to hand. Don't fret, here's how to get your dishwasher plumbed in and up and running without any fuss.

Step 1: First things first

It's a good idea to get rid of all the packaging it has been delivered in, instructions should come with this so be careful to keep hold of these. And if you've got an old machine to get rid of - make sure you recycle it!

Step 2: Water Supply

Your dishwasher will have been suplied with a PVC hose to link the water inlets at the back of the appliance to special miniature valves connected to the household plumbing.
Make sure the valve is turned off, then connect the hose by screwing it onto the valve. Make sure everything's nice and tight before you turn the valves on.

Step 3: Waste Water

The outlet hose from a dishwasher must be connected to a waste system that will get rid of the dirty water. The Standpipe and Trap is the standard method. The machine hose fits loosely into the open-ended pipe, so that dirty water won't be siphoned back into the machine. Always ensure the open end is at least 2 ft above the floor.