As we install several dishwasher appliances per week, we regularly observe situations that if prevented will ensure a successful dishwasher installation. They might appear as obvious, but hey, it happens so it could happen to you as well!

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).

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.

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?