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How to Install a Dishwasher

A dishwasher is a great appliance to have in the home, as it saves time on washing up. In this video, eSpares explain how easy it is to install a dishwasher.

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Video Transcript

Hi, I’m Josh from eSpares and in this video, I’m going to show you how to install a dishwasher.

In this case, I’m using an integrated dishwasher but the process should be fairly similar for most dishwasher models. Obviously, if you’re looking to remove a dishwasher you can just follow this process in the reverse order.

Safety First! Please make sure your dishwasher is switched off before installation.

Before I begin installing the dishwasher I’ve prepared the space that it’s going into by clearing any blockages or pipes and also I’ve made sure the cavity is actually big enough to take the dishwasher.

There are three things you need to install, you need a power supply, a water supply and a drain. In the case of the power supply, I‘ve passed the dishwasher power cable into an adjacent cupboard, where there’s a socket.

For the water supply, that’s found here under the sink. I’ve turned the water supply off and I’ve screwed one end of the cold water hose onto the water supply here, then I’ve passed it through a hole in the bottom of the cupboard, out through the cavity, to here where I can screw it on at the back of the dishwasher.

I’m now going to turn the water supply back on, just to check that there aren’t any leaks, and I’ve passed the drain hose from the back of the dishwasher up through this same hole in the bottom of the cupboard.

Now I am going to pull through the loose hose and now I can start to slide the dishwasher back into the cavity, making sure that I don’t catch any of the pipes or hoses on the way.

Now I’ve got the dishwasher in place I can pull through the remaining loose drain hose, and now I need to attach the drain hose to this drain spigot here.

If you’re installing your dishwasher for the first time it’s likely that the drain spigot will be blocked off at one end, it may be this end where it’s conical and you’ll need to cut the pipe so that it’s the right thickness for your drain hose, or it may be blocked at this end by some sort of cap in which case obviously you’ll need to remove that.

Once that spigot is completely clear for water to pass through you can screw that onto the drain connection and then we recommend using some sort of clip placed over the drain hose just to hold it firmly in place. You can then attach that to the drain spigot.

It’s important to set the drain hose as high as possible to stop water from draining from the sink into the dishwasher, so if you are getting that problem, just reposition the height of your drain hose.

Now I’ve got all the connections in place I just need to adjust the feet on the bottom of the dishwasher so that it sits flush with the rest of the cabinets and that’s it, one dishwasher installed. Spares for dishwashers and other appliances are available on the eSpares website.

Thanks for watching.

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