Install a dishwasher
If your dishwasher heats its own water, there’ll be one water inlet hose. Connect this to a tap or single-lever valve, which will probably be under the bench near the dishwasher compartment. Some dishwashers have hot and cold inlets. Make sure you connect the hoses to the taps or valves accordingly. Turn them on and check for leaks. Undo them if they are leaking, wind thread tape about eight times round the thread and do them up again.
The flexible outlet hose on the washer could go to one of several places. It might connect to a pipe that runs directly through the floor. It might connect to a tee connection above the S-bend under the kitchen sink; or it might connect to a ‘nipple’ on the garbage disposal unit.
If the connection is on the S-bend under the sink, check first to see that it has been drilled out (poke a skewer into it). When these traps are new they are
sealed and need to be drilled out with a 10 mm drill. If you have to take the S-bend out in order to drill out the connection, see ‘Cleaning the S-bend’ in the Contents List of this website. Put a hose clamp around
the end of the waste pipe from the dishwasher. Pop it on the S-bend connection and screw the hose clamp tight.
Connect the power cord to the socket and turn the switch on. Disconnect the kick board at the bottom front to expose the adjustable feet and push the
dishwasher into place. Make sure the machine is level by turning the adjustable feet. Replace the kick board.
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