HOW TO PLUMB IN A DISHWASHER – Dishwashers are a common appliance in many homes due to their ability to save time and keep the chore of washing the dishes to a minimum. There are many dishwashers on the market but you should always buy an energy efficient model, one that saves energy and saves water. Fitting a new dishwasher or replacing your existing one is fairly easy and in this guide we’ll show you how.
Unplug your existing dishwasher and pull it out from the space it is located in.
You can now see the flexible waste pipes. Note that most dishwashers only have a cold supply and the water is heated via an element within the dishwasher. You should now see one flexible water hose and one flexible waste water hose.
Take a bucket to catch any water that exists in the pipes and at the base of the flexible water hose, turn the water valve to the OFF position. This will shut off the water supply to the hose. IMPORTANT – if you do not have a shut off valve then you must turn the water OFF at the mains.
Disconnect the water hose and remove the flexible waste pipe from the waste trap and empty any water in these into the bucket.
Now that the existing dishwasher is completely disconnected you can discard it. Please be responsible when discarding old appliances. Take them to your local recycling facility where they will take care of the recycling.
Unpack your new energy efficient dishwasher and insert the waste drainage pipe into the waste trap.
Connect the cold water hose to the connecting valve and set the stop valve to the ON position so that water can flow into the dishwasher.
Before you push your dishwasher into the space provided, plug the dishwasher in and then run a ‘Rinse Cycle’. When the rinse cycle is running, check to see if the cold water hose or drainage hose is leaking. If not then you can push your dishwasher into place to complete the job.
Acknowledgements: Video - B&Q