We’re installing a new dishwasher. The water inlet, which is, everything’s located on the bottom. You just want to take some Teflon tape and stretch it around the threads before you even set the dishwasher up. Once you have wrapped the Teflon tape around the threads, just take the compression fitting nut, slide the compression fitting over. You can reuse the old pipe, but it’s not recommended, and then just insert the pipe into the valve, and just tighten this up until it won’t turn anymore, and tighten it about three-quarters of a turn past that. And then you’re going to have to feed the water pipe and electricity and the drain line through the cabinet wall to be connected on the other end, to the switch, draining into the sink and pulling water from the sink also.
Once you get everything fed into the cabinet area, we’re just going to take this piece of copper pipe, and you want to bend a large arc. You don’t want to just grab it and bend it. It’s going to break, you’ll have a water leak. It won’t flow right And you just take off this nut, which is a compression fitting, and you can use the new one, or we already have one on there. And you just slowly, over a wide amount of area, bend this copper pipe and slide it into the valve, and then tighten down the nut on that. And once you have your supply line and your electricity hooked up to the switch, there might be an old drain here. This one is in fact draining a leak from above because we have not found the right hose yet.
We want to slide this over- you need to take this clamp off the old one and you can take it off and then throw away the old pipe, and as long as you keep the clamp because it might not come with new ones. Open it up to where it’s big enough for the new drain line. Now, the hose on the top part of the drain right here is always going to have a lot of play in it. And that’s just because they usually make them fairly large. But with this cinched type clamp, you have no problem, and no worry, and it does drain down into the pipe itself.
And you just clamp it until it’s tight. You have these two brackets on the front right here.
Just screw those into the top or the bottom of the countertop. Just screw those into the top or to the bottom of the countertop. If you don’t, when you open up your door your dishwasher is going to fall out. Or its going to rock back and forth and it’s going to shake a lot. Once you get it back up to about right there, you open up the door.
You might have to pull up on this side to get it to completely fit into the space Sometimes they can be finicky. There we go You can either put the flange on the outside, or in this case this space is really wide And then you just push the bracket up and in to where it won’t stick out and take one of the screws that came with it and just screw them in and make sure they’re flushed and make sure the brackets are all the way up against the wood.
Make sure they’re not too long because you don’t want them to come all the way up into your countertop. And once you have that done, if you have a big space here, most of these do come with adjustable feet on the bottom and you can just pry up on the bottom with a screwdriver and adjust it down some or whichever. You can also just pull up on the dishwasher right here. And just try it until you get it just nice and even. It doesn’t have to lean back or lean forward.
The back feet are preset and do not adjust on this one. And that’s how you would install the dishwasher and then you’re going to replace the covers that you took off. These, on the top, this screw and the screw that’s supposed to go there is in here, but it fell out- it has a little plastic washer that’s supposed to keep it in, but it fell out nonetheless. And you just line it up with the holes right here and it’ll kind of click into place. And this one’s gotten kind of dirty from lying around.
They’re little bitty screws. And then you would do the same on the bottom panel. The bottom of this panel here screws through the top of this panel. So that this one can adjust up and down because you have the adjustable feet on the bottom. And once you have all of those in place, then you’re good to go, and try it out.
And you usually want to leave these off until you check for leaks, run it through a few cycles. I would say two or three cycles. If you see any leaks, just tighten up the fitting that the leak is at and that is how you would install a dishwasher in your kitchen remodel.