With all these cool do-it-yourself techniques out there, it’s easy to think you can do anything yourself. Sometimes you just want to save a little bit of money and figure it out on your own. Other times it’s not that easy, and should be left up to the professionals. If you’re planning on installing your new Bosch Dishwasher, check out the steps below to make sure you do it right on this D.I.Y. Dishwasher project.
Turn Off the Water and Power
So now that you have a new dishwasher, the first step is to read the Installation Manual…cover to cover and then the next step is to turn off the water under the sink and the power to your dishwasher. If you forget to do one or both of these steps, you could end up with a mess on your hands. Once you’re past that simple, yet very important part, remove the access panel at the bottom of your Bosch Dishwasher. This part can be sharp, so be careful! Set it aside for now.
Slide in the Dishwasher
Before pushing in your shiny new appliance, you’ll want to make sure the drain hose is pulled through the cabinet wall. With that out of the way, gently move your dishwasher under the counter where it will seamlessly fit in. If your dishwasher is too short, easily adjust the legs at the bottom so that they are level, and lock them into place with screws. You’ll also want to screw in the mounting bracket on top of the dishwasher to countertop to make sure it doesn’t fall forward when the door is open.
Adjust the Drain Hose
Take the drain hose that you slid through the cabinet, and pull the whole thing through. You’ll then connect it to the sink drain or garbage disposal with a clamp. You’ll want to make sure your hose is higher than where it’s connected so there are no draining issues. Use a zip tie to tie the hose to something above the connection, ensuring there won’t be any problems.
Locate the junction box, behind the access panel, to unscrew the junction box cover and reveal 3 screws: gold, silver, and green. Loosen each screw a little bit so that you can connect the power cable wires to their matching slots. Each dishwasher may be a little different here so it’s important that you read the manual for this specific part
Connect Water Supply Line to the Inlet Valve
With the access panel off, you can easily see the inlet valve, which you will connect to the water supply line. There is a chance that water is still in the drain from when the manufacturers tested out your appliance so be prepared for some water to possibly pour out. You are now ready to turn on the power and water! Do this and run the dishwasher through a short cycle. Check occasionally to make sure that there aren’t any leaks. If everything looks good, put the lower access panel back on your Bosch dishwasher.
If you’re able to make it all the way to the end, congratulations! It’s no easy feat to install a dishwasher, but with the right tools and information, you’ll be done in less than an hour. If you need help installing your Bosch Dishwasher, let us know, and we’d be happy to assist!
Amanda, Your Appliance Expert