Installing a new dishwasher could be as easy as sliding in a unit and calling it a day. More likely, you're going to want professional help to hook up water and electrical connections and fit the unit to your existing cabinet.
Consider This About Dishwasher Installation:
- They require drain and hot water hookups,
- They may require an additional electrical hookup if no plug and outlet are provided,
- They may not fit your existing cabinets or countertops, and
- They may require permits based on your building codes.
Before you Buy a Dishwasher:
If you are building a unit into your existing cupboard and there isn't an already-existing space, you'll have to cut out cabinet space or extend your counter by at least 24 inches.
You'll also have to make sure that you have extended any hot water and/or electrical connections prior to installation.
So, when you buy your washer, ask what size it is (height, width, and depth) and what kind of utility hookups it will need out of the box.
In any case, we recommend you hire a qualified professional to guarantee you have the job done right.
Dishwasher electrical connections
A standard residential dishwasher should have a connection to a 120 volt, 20 amp circuit. We will recommend hiring a licensed electrician.