Dish washer is an essential machine in your home. It washes and keep the plates and glasses tidy with good smell.
Just like every other machines, devices or appliances. Dish washer can get old and stop working properly. A dish washer that has lasted for a decade or more seems to develop problems. For instance, inability to complete a cycle or control board malfunctions. However these malfunctions can be repaired, but most times the cost for repair is more than half the new machine. So replacement could be a better option.
This article will highlight three stages you undertake to replace your Dishwasher yourself.
You would need the normal home tools to perform this task: tape (electrical tape), voltage tester, wrench (adjustable), pliers and screw driver.
Remove the Existing Dish Washer machine.
One thing you need to consider is the size of your cabinet. There won’t be need to run extra cost of increasing the size of the cabinet. You are advised to purchase a new machine that will fit into the cabinet.
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- Shut off water supply on the valve and switch off all electrical power supply.
- Lose all bolts and screw that attach the machine to the counter.
- Detach the hoses and the drain line.
- Open the junction box cover and disconnect wires connections. Re confirm no voltage by testing with the voltage tester.
- Detach the cords and wires gently.
- Then disconnect the waterlines and carefully pull out the machine.
You can seek for help from a neighbor if the machine size is too large that you can’t pull it out yourself.
Check wires, cords and hoses conditions
You are to reuse the drain line, nuts and rings, electrical cords and water lines. However it is sacrosanct you check thoroughly if they are in good conditions. For instances, Dish washers of about two decades or more might have a damaged cords or water inlet. In such cases purchase new ones from the dealer nearby.
Replace the dish washer machine
This is simple, all the plumbing connections are in place. At this stage you must ensure that there is no leak or damage in the plumbing connections.
Carefully lower the new machine into place and attach the drain line. Adjust the machine properly and connect water lines (water inlet) you are to do all connection at the exact spot you detached them from the old machine.
Balance the dish washer machine into the counter open the junction box again and run wire connection to the machine, primarily connect black to black and so on. Tight the nuts, and put back the rings. Coat any open wire with the electrical tape. Then push the wire into place. Connect the new drain line hose that is contained in the package. Finally, screw the machine firmly on the counter.
Turn on power supply and run a cycle to confirm the job well-done.
Continue using your dish washer, be glad for the few Dollars saved.