Do you need a plumber to install a dishwasher?

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asked Nov 11, 2020 in Maintenance/Repairs by manbearpig (3,340 points)
Do you need a plumber to install a dishwasher?

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answered Nov 11, 2020 by Sethbulocks (2,720 points)
You can install a dishwasher yourself if you have the tools and knowledge to do so.

Installing a dishwasher is pretty easy but you do need some knowledge of electricity and plumbing because you'll have to wire the dishwasher up.

Black wire is hot, white wire is neutral and the other wire is ground.

The black wire goes to black, white goes to white and ground goes to ground.

If you do hire someone to install a dishwasher then a plumber can install the dishwasher for you.

From my experience the best dishwasher on the market is a Bosch Dishwasher.

I have had my Bosch Dishwasher for 10 years now and it's been going strong and has never failed me.

I've had other cheaper brands of dishwashers that failed within 1 to 3 years but Bosch Dishwashers are a good quality dishwasher even though they are more expensive.

Most plumbers do repair and work on dishwashers and plumbers will also install a new dishwasher for you.

I do know that Roto Rooter Plumbers work on and repair most dishwashers so you could call them if you have a Roto Rooter in your area.

Or most any other plumber will repair the dishwasher.

The cost to replace a dishwasher using a plumber ranges from $150.00 to 200.00 in labor charges and the cost of the dishwasher.

Some dishwashers will cost more than others but you can expect to pay between $800.00 to $1,000.00 for a professional to replace the dishwasher which includes the cost of the dishwasher and the cost of the labor for the dishwasher to be installed.

If you replace the dishwasher yourself then it will only cost you your time and the dishwasher cost which varies depending on the dishwasher.

Some dishwashers are as cheap as $300.00 to $400.00 but some are more expensive.

If your dishes are still dirty after washing them in the dishwasher it's likely you need to clean your dishwasher out.

Overtime food debris can accumulate in the dishwasher and also accumulate on the bottom of the dishwasher which can then get flung up and around onto your dishes.

The dirty grime in the dishwasher can also mix with the clean water and then get sprayed onto your dishes.

So when a dishwasher is leaving dishes dirty it needs to be cleaned out.

You can wipe down the dishwasher inside with some soap and water and make sure to clean the drain out which has a little plastic cover with holes that usually just lifts up with a screwdriver.

Clean any food debris out of that drain and then it should make your dishes more clean.

When dishes smell after washing the dishes in the dishwasher it's usually because of a dirty dishwasher or even hard water.

Sometimes your dishwasher can become dirty inside and have leftover food debris in the dishwasher that you may not easily see.

And then that can lead to your dishes becoming smelly when you wash them.

So make sure to wipe down the dishwasher with soap and water and if you have hard water maybe use a hard water softener.

Also overtime when the dishwasher is in use the dishwasher can accumulate leftover small food particles that get into the drain and that water can then also get recirculated through your dishwasher so make sure the drain is cleaned.

Yes a dishwasher machine does turn off automatically after it's done washing the dishes and rinsing the dishes.

The dishwasher will automatically go through a few different cycles and the first cycle is washing, then the next cycle is rinsing the dishes and then finally the heating element comes on in the dishwasher to dry the dishes.

Then after that is done the dishwasher shuts off automatically and if the dishwasher does not shut off automatically then something is wrong with the controls.

A dishwasher takes between 1 hour to 2 hours from start to finish depending on the size of dishwasher.

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