How to connect the dishwasher with your hands

Today in the kitchen you can find the most diverse appliances. Some units have long been known to housewives, with others they are just beginning to get acquainted. The dishwasher belongs to the last. If earlier such equipment was considered a luxury, then recently it can be more often found in the kitchen.

Portable version

How to connect the dishwasher with your hands Portable dishwasher

Dishwashers come in two versions:

  • portable;
  • stationary.

Connecting the first will be easy. To do this, the device is installed on a flat and solid surface, not far from the sink or sink. Then connect the water supply hose to the water tap and the drain hose to the drain. After that, it is enough to turn on the machine in a household electrical outlet, and you can start washing dishes. After use, the device turns off in reverse order and retracts to the storage location. For such models do not need to use additional devices and equipment, which can not be said about stationary models.

Connecting a stationary dishwasher

How to connect the dishwasher with your hands To sewage

Portable models do an excellent job small amount of dishes. If there are many people in a family, then it is better to install a stationary option. To do this, you need to choose the right place. First, the floor must be flat and durable. Secondly, the length of the drain hose should not exceed 1.5 meters. And of course, there should be a source of tap water nearby (tap or special branch).

How to connect the dishwasher with your hands Placement of electrical outlets in the kitchen

Before installing (or rather in the store) you need to check the equipment and no defects. You also need to prepare an electrical outlet with grounding. If the equipment is built into the kitchen set, then the necessary number of holes in the back wall of the furniture is pre-made.

How to connect the dishwasher with your hands Installation location

For installation, you will need tools and fixtures. Namely:

  • ball valve;
  • siphon;
  • building level;
  • nippers, knife;
  • wrench (best adjustable);
  • electric or hand drill with the right drill bits.

How to connect the dishwasher with your hands Installation

The first step is to connect the dishwasher to the sewer. For these purposes is the drainage hose that comes with the equipment. It ensures the discharge of dirty water and food debris from the machine. When connecting a drainage hose, two nuances should be taken into account:

  1. First, when connecting the hose to a siphon or tee, it is necessary to observe the bias in the last direction. If the slope is in the direction of the dishwasher, the residues of the drains will return to the machine and its functioning will be disrupted.
  2. Secondly, (as mentioned above) the length of the hose should not exceed one and a half meters. Otherwise, the pump (which drains the dishwasher drains) will be overloaded. This will damage the entire unit.

How to connect the dishwasher with your hands Connection diagram of the dishwasher to communications

After installing and connecting the drain hose, you can connect the dishwasher machine to the water supply. Everything will depend on the equipment model. If it has a water heating system, then the connection is made only to the source of cold water. If such a function is not provided in the dishwasher, then it is necessary to additionally connect to the hot water supply.

Connection is made using flexible hoses. Also, some manufacturers recommend the use of copper pipes. But the latter option is rarely used because of its high cost and complexity of work.

How to connect the dishwasher with your hands To the water supply

In any case, it is advisable to install a deep cleaning filter. In this case, increases the efficiency of the dishwasher and its life.

A dishwasher, like most kitchen appliances, needs electricity. Do not connect the machine to the power supply through extension cords or tees. Best of all, if for the dishwasher will be carried out a separate wiring from the panel with a separate machine. If it is difficult to do this yourself, then the machine is simply plugged into a separate outlet. It is not allowed to feed from it other appliances, especially a refrigerator or electric stove.

Functional check and operation

How to connect the dishwasher with your hands Connection to networks

After all hoses and cables are connected, do not rush to seal all the slots and holes. The first step is to check the performance of the equipment.You need to turn on the unit and check the following:

  • whether the power supply is properly connected (the dishwasher is working or not);
  • how water is supplied to the appliance and drained from there (whether the hose is bent or not jams);
  • no leakage both at the connection to the water supply system and at the point where the drainage hose is connected to the sewage system;
  • whether the required slope of the drainage hose is longer than the recommended one and a half meters.

Only after checking all these points, you can begin to seal all technological holes and restore order in the kitchen.

Recommendations for use

And finally, some recommendations for using the dishwasher. If you comply with them, then your equipment will last much longer. So:

  • Before placing dishes in the apparatus with it you need to remove large remnants of food. Also, pans and pots better pre-soak.
  • To make washing more efficient, correctly position the dishes inside the machine. For each type of dishes there is a place.
  • To save time and energy, heavily soiled dishes should be prepared. If there is a lot of fat on the plate, hold it for a few seconds under a stream of hot water. In this case, the dishwasher quickly cope with the task.
  • Follow the recommendations from the manufacturer and do not wash everything. So in the dishwasher can not be washed, so leave with dirty dishes sponge or rag is not worth it.


See also:

Installation of the washing machine


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