As we installseveral dishwasher appliances per week, we regularly observe situations that if prevented will ensure a successful dishwasher installation.
1 – Install the waste water draining hose at the right height
Make sure that the waste water draining hose is properly connected and placed at the right height, which means above the drain exit. If not, your dishwasher might automatically siphon itself (which means the water coming in will automatically be evacuated, thus preventing your dishwasher from filling up). You would then have to reinstall your dishwasher.
2 – Protect your dishwasher’s leg to avoid scratching your floor
It is very easy to scratch your beautiful floor when moving your appliance. Before moving it inside your home for the installation, take time to place some protection underneath the legs, such as mohair or felt pads. Our technician use long skates in ski shape made of plastic. In any case, avoiding contact with the floor will help salvage your flooring.
3 – Fix the dishwasher to the counter and level it
Make sure that the dishwasher has been firmly fixed to your counter. It only takes a strong pull or for your top rack to be filled too much, for your dishwasher to tip forward and cause damages. Leveling your dishwasher is also important as if it is too off-center, water might pool on one side towards the door, it might weaken the gasket over time and let the water leak out on the floor.
Those advices were listed following common observations made by our technicians. Making sure these have been followed will help you avoid unwanted and costly surprises, and making sure your dishwasher installation is successful. What about you, do you have any interesting advice to share?
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