Installing a built-in dishwasher is a moderately difficult job that typically requires two to four hours. The required tools for the job include a drill, hole saw, level, screwdriver, adjustable wrench and tubing cutter. Some required materials include water supply line, compression fittings and wire nuts.
Preparing the dishwasher for installation by ensuring the appliance fits in the space is the first step in the process. Individuals should also locate the drain and power supply lines. The next steps include cutting a hole in the cabinet wall for the supply and discharge, connecting the lines, installing the drain line and hooking up the dishwasher to power. Finally, individuals should run a test cycle to ensure the dishwasher functions properly.