How do you hook up a dishwasher?


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To install a dishwasher, lay the dishwasher on its front to attach the electric cord and water supply. Then, slide the dishwasher into place, and connect fasteners to attach it to the counter and keep it in place. Finally, connect the drain, and turn on the water.

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  1. Attach the cords

    To install the dishwasher, you need pliers, pipe-joint compound, a dishwasher connector kit and an electric cord. Lay the dishwasher on its front, and connect the electric cord to the machine. Then remove the dishwasher 90 component from the dishwasher connector kit. Use the pipe-joint compound to attach the dishwasher 90 component to the water inlet on the dishwasher. Remove the water supply line from the connector kit, and attach it to the dishwasher.

  2. Stand the dishwasher upright, and fasten it in place

    Stand the dishwasher on its base, and slide it into position under the counter. If needed, adjust its height to make it level or to make it reach the top of the counter. Mount the dishwasher in place using a fastening bracket.

  3. Connect the water supply and drain

    Connect the detached end of the water supply line to the valve under the sink. Turn the sink on low, and check both ends of the line for leaks. Finally, attach the drain line from the dishwasher to the drain inlet, and fasten it with a clamp.

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