Three things must be hooked up when installing a dishwasher

  • Electric
  • Drain
  • Water Inlet

Electric

Make sure to hook up a ground, trim the wires properly, and use new electrical connectors.

Drain

As the dishwasher is moved under the counter, pull the drain hose slack out to ease the installation process. Once the dishwasher is in place, then connect the drain hose to the plumbing. If the drain hose does not plug into an aerator, it would be a good idea to create a loop. A loop keeps water from flowing from the sink back to the dishwasher. A loop is simply routing the drain hose as high as possible in one area, higher than the bottom of the sink. Tie straps come in handy here.

Water Inlet

  • We strongly recommend using a stainless steel hose. Copper is hard to work with and can leak easily. The stainless steel hose has a compression fitting and is easy to work with.
  • Use new plumbing fittings both small or large leaks are not desirable.
  • Use Teflon tape on appropriate fittings when necessary.

Disclaimer: For safety, check and obey all national and local electrical laws and permits.