Frequently Asked Questions about Dishwasher Installation

Dangerous mistakes can be made by DIY installers when connecting a new dishwasher to the power. Serious injuries are possible. Putting electricity and water together is always potentially hazardous.

Mr Emergency is your dishwasher installation expert. We can even have a plumber install your dishwasher on the same day you call us. Your Mr Emergency technician can also run through a cycle of your new dishwasher to ensure that the installation process is spot on. This means you won’t have to call us back because Mr Emergency is determined that you will be 100% satisfied with our dishwasher installation service.

So, if you find that the dishwasher has emptied itself onto the kitchen floor because the “simple” connection didn’t hold, do not hesitate to call the experts at Mr Emergency immediately.

You can install your dishwasher wherever you like. That doesn’t mean it’s wise to install it just anywhere. Installing your dishwasher near the sink can often save you additional costs for extending your pipes and adding additional fixtures.

You should expect your dishwasher to last anywhere between 7-12 years. When your dishwasher is nearing 7 years and is starting to show signs of age, it is time to start looking to replace it.
When your dishwasher starts to show the following signs, it’s time to look for a new one:

  • Dishwasher is getting rusty
  • The door doesn’t lock properly
  • Your dishes aren’t hot after a cycle
  • Water is leaking
  • Dishes aren’t being cleaned properly
  • It is making unusual noises
  • The water isn’t draining fully

There’s a reasonable amount of plumbing work involved in installing a dishwasher, which is why we recommend that a fully qualified plumber do the work.
The cold water pipe must be connected to the cold water supply (usually marked blue). The waste pipe is connected to a standpipe or to a water connection (trap) beneath the sink, which may require sawing off the blanking cap (or stopper). If not connected properly, waste water can run back into the dishwasher.
The dishwasher can now be plugged into the powerpoint and must also be checked with a spirit level to ensure that it is level and stable.
There are other steps in connecting a freestanding dishwasher to your plumbing, but clearly a DIYer with no experience should use a professional to get the job done right.