The solution isn’t as simple as you would expect. Before you begin, consider the following questions:
- Are you buying a new dishwasher to replace a damaged one?
- Is the dishwasher placed in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions?
- Is the dishwasher installation brand new?
- Is the dishwasher supplied with water and power?
Dishwashers require both water and power to function properly, but combining the two in an erroneous installation can be disastrous. There are dishwasher installation requirements and standards that must be followed to avoid the danger of harm.
Today, we’ll go through the factors to consider while installing a dishwasher.
If there is no water supply isolation tap under your kitchen sink, you will need to hire a Licensed Melbourne plumber. Your licenced plumber will connect a tee to the existing water supply and install a new dish washer tap.
The manufacturer’s instructions will specify whether the dish washer requires hot or cold water, as well as if a pressure limiting valve is required as part of the installation. On completion, your licenced plumber will connect the drainage hose from your dishwasher to the wastewater pipe beneath the sink and provide you with a certificate of conformity. This ensures that your new dishwasher is completely protected by the terms and conditions of the Manufacturer’s Warranty.
However, it is not always essential to employ a plumber; you may be able to save money by performing a DIY dish washer installation. However, hiring a Licensed Plumber will protect your manufacturer’s warranty, providing you peace of mind if something goes wrong.
Power Supply Electrical Work
There are additional restrictions and guidelines governing the electricity supply to a dish washer. We recommend hiring a Licensed Electrician to undertake this job for your and your family’s safety.
Dish washer power outlets, water supply taps, and drainage connections must be installed and situated in a cabinet beside the dish washer, not in the same cabinet area as the dish washer. This requires a hole to be made in the cupboard joinery wall to accommodate the dish washer’s water line, drainage pipe, and power wire.
How to Seal Your Benchtops
When you open the door of your dish washer after a cycle has finished, steam might escape, causing condensation to collect on the bottom of your benchtop. As a result, the underside of your bench top should be coated with a suitable sealer to help reduce the chance of moisture damage.
Please keep in mind that the seal must extend 150 centimetres on either side of the dish washer installation.
So, Can I DIY My Dishwasher Installation?
If you’re replacing a broken dishwasher with a new one, you can potentially instal it yourself. However, be careful not to invalidate the manufacturer’s guarantee by following the restrictions and standards outlined in the manufacturer’s installation instructions.
As a result, we recommend that you hire only a Licensed Plumber and a Licensed Electrician to install your dishwasher.
The Brisbane Plumbers Can Help
We’re here for any of your general plumbing needs including the supply and install all your tapware, toilets, bathroom fittings dishwashers, water coolers/bubblers, water filters, Billy, and Zip units. Whatever it is you need, we can help. Not only that but The Brisbane Plumbers are experienced plumbers who are available 24 hours a day. So if you find your sink or dishwasher suddenly starts spraying water everywhere, we can help.
Just give us a call and The Brisbane Plumbers will be there at any time of the day to help you fix your emergency plumbing issue. Or if you’d like to book us to supply and install your dishwasher then give us a call or fill in our contact form for a fast quote.