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Has Anyone Ever Installed A Dishwasher, Could I Do It??

post #1 of 11
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I HAVE to get a dishwasher. I'm horrible about washing dishes and I just found......baby flys........ in my sink full of dishes and about passed out!!!! I'm going to buy one today regardless if I can install it or not. I'm hoping it is an easy task, I've looked it up and it seems relatively easy. Has anyone ever done it?! I'm going to buy one right now, so when I get back in a few hours hopefully I will have some advice!!!!!
post #2 of 11
From what i remember yes its easy, you need to get the tubes right though!

Make sure you read the manual. it is quite heavy though
post #3 of 11
Will you be replacing one that doesn't work? Or is it a new install?

If you can do simple plumbing, and remember to turn off the water ( ), you could probably handle a replacement.
They are heavy, so you may need help. Don't scratch the floor.
post #4 of 11
Is this a built-in or a portable? Built-in, I'd have professionals install. A portable is just a matter of connecting the hose to the sink faucet, when you want to use it.
post #5 of 11
I've watched it done by pros, and it's difficult. The works are all 'way down underneath, so everything you have to do is done while lying flat on the floor staring into a black hole! Also, as I understand it, it's extremely important to get it precisely leveled, or the spinning parts will wear out very quickly.

If you can afford to have it installed by the place you buy it from, that would be a whole lot easier. And as someone else said, if this is not a replacement, but a completely new install -- wow. I wouldn't attempt it.

And this is coming from someone who has successfully repaired washers and dryers in the past! Dishwashers are just more difficult.

Whatever you decide, though, good luck with it!
post #6 of 11
DH and I paid to have a local company install ours. DH did all the preparing of the space (cutting out cabinet space and things) but we let someone trained to install those things do it. I honestly don't remember how much it cost to do that.
post #7 of 11
We just bought a new dishwasher and I insisted that we had a professional install it. I have seen too many major water damages by people trying to sav a few bucks. The guy who installed it made it look super easy, but then that's his job.
post #8 of 11
In addition to what others have said, there are some very specific ways things have to vent to be considered a proper installation. I would definitely have a pro do it. In fact, when we got our new one (replacement for the disfunctional one in our house at the time we bought it), we had to have several of the hoses upgraded, or we would have been in deep doo doo. Don't attempt it yourself.
post #9 of 11
My hubby got me a dishwasher that hooked onto the faucet and it was a fantastic one! I miss it even though I have a built in one here now. I would highly recommend one like that to someone that doesn't want to mess around with getting one installed.
post #10 of 11
Thread Starter 
Thanks everyone! It sounds like I'm going to ask our neighbor friend for some help. He's a plumber and has helped us out with things before. I thought about doing it myself but since everyone seems to tell me different I guess I will have someone else do it!!!! Thanks!
post #11 of 11
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Originally Posted by EnzoLeya View Post
Thanks everyone! It sounds like I'm going to ask our neighbor friend for some help. He's a plumber and has helped us out with things before. I thought about doing it myself but since everyone seems to tell me different I guess I will have someone else do it!!!! Thanks!
Good luck!
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