How To Replace A Dishwasher
Skills Required To Replace a Dishwasher
Absolutely no qualifications are required for someone to replace a dishwasher. It is a very simple job that can be done by anyone. The plumbing and the electricity wires are all very well organized around the modern day dishwashers.
It is very easy to plug-in or plug-out these connections. Most of the dishwashers are 24 inches wide, but there are dishwashers which are wider or slimmer than 24 inches. If you have a 24 inches wide dishwasher and you are looking to replace your dishwasher then I recommend that you buy another 24 inches wide dishwasher.
That way you get to use your old cabinet to install your new dishwasher. If you buy a dishwasher which is not the same size as your old one, you should probably call a professional and save yourself the trouble unless of course, you are a carpenter yourself. If you are a carpenter then any sort of dishwasher replacement should not be of any trouble for you.
Tips On How To Replace A Dishwasher
If you are an amateur and you are about replace a dishwasher then before you move another muscle, read the following few tips I have for you. Make sure to learn how to replace a dishwasher before you start.
- There are two kinds of wiring that we use; aluminum wiring and copper wiring. If you have aluminum wiring in your house then stop now and call a professional. It is extremely dangerous for an amateur to work with aluminum wiring. If you have copper wiring in your house then you can go on reading this article. You can tell the difference between aluminum and copper by their color. Aluminum is gray whilst copper is orange. Both of them have a dull shade.
- You have to disconnect every component of your dishwasher from electric and plumbing lines before you can replace your dishwasher.
- After disconnecting the dishwasher from electric and plumbing lines try to slide the old dishwasher out of your cabinet. If you have any difficulty sliding your old dishwasher out then try to remove any extra flooring beneath the dishwasher’s body.
- Assemble your new dish washer according to its manual. It should be a very easy job. You can complete it within an hour of focused work. I hope everyone will be able to do this part successfully because this is the only step where you might have some difficulties. Concentrate hard so you don’t misplace any of the components of your new dishwasher.
- Change the water valve. Remove the old water valve and replace it with a new one. Before you attach your new water valve, be sure to tape its fitting area properly with Teflon tape. The fitting area has an angle of 90 degrees, just so you have no problems finding it.
- Only one thing left to do. Slide your new dishwasher into the cabinet and connect it with your plumbing and electric wires. (Hope now you know how to replace a dishwasher)
It takes about $100 to $150 to hire someone to come to your house and replace a dishwasher, to me that seems like quite a waste of money unless, you have aluminum wiring in your house. Generally, it takes about an hour or an hour and a half for a random person to replace a dishwasher.
So, it might take someone two hours at most to do it without the help of any professional. It is true that a professional can come in your house and do the job within forty minutes or so. But if you track time from the moment you call the company for professional help, you will realize that actually it takes longer for professionals to replace a dishwasher. You are faster than the professionals.
How so? Easy; it takes a while for a professional mechanic to reach your residence which gives you a head start against any professional mechanic. So, you can replace your dishwasher and save time, if you do it yourself. We hope you have learned how to replace a dishwasher today!
Dishwasher Rising Technology
The state of the art dishwashers of this world are fast becoming more and more advanced. The outlook of the new dishwashers are much different than they used to be. A few years ago our dishwashers used to be much simpler and easier to understand. Therefore, when something went wrong with our dishwashers, we could easily repair them.
So, dishwasher repairs were not much of a challenge back then. The times have changed and we are blessed with modern technology. With this new and uprising technology, everything is changing its course in a new and greater direction. Dishwasher manufacturers are also moving with this universal flow of technology. They are creating new and exciting dishwashers with advanced controls. Now the question is; is this technology a blessing to you or is it quite the opposite?
Current State of Random Users
Nowadays dishwasher repairs can be tricky and frustrating if you are not a fan of modern technology. All the fancy buttons and dials promising you a much better service can suddenly work against you.
All the buttons and dials and the lights especially are quite confusing to someone who is not familiar with modern technology. I have analyzed various conditions of several users of modern and fancy dishwashers. I have found three groups of people, who deal with their modern dishwashers in three different ways.
- The first group; let’s call them the technology friendly group. They are people of course, who have no problems with the new dishwashers. Whenever they have a problem with their new dishwashers they fix it immediately without anyone’s help at all. They are the people who are happy with the changes and updates in our lives. When it comes to modern dishwasher repairs, they have no complications whatsoever.
- The second group; let’s call them the technology tolerant group. They are the people, who have troubles with the new dishwashers, but they almost always come out of their problems with positive results. When it comes down to dishwasher repairs, they are the ones who are unable to fix their problems themselves, but they still find a way to fix their dishwashers. They may often call for professional help, when they have technical difficulties with their dishwashers. They are not so frustrated with the new dishwashers to throw them out of their house. This brings us to the third group.
- The third group; let’s call them the tech-intolerant group. This is the group this article is meant for. The people in this group are the people who run out of their patience quickly. They are people with absolutely no knowledge about dishwasher repairs. They are angry and irritated by the supremacy of technology in our world. I guess they are the ones we call old fashioned. They regularly have technical difficulties with their modern appliances because of their negligence to technology and its progressiveness. They call for professional help so often that they lose faith in the whole idea and eventually throw the modern tech out of their house. I am not just talking about dishwasher repairs. These are the people who basically have problems with any new technology with advanced configuration.
What to Do
My advice to these people is; take a deep breath and calm down to listen to me. The basic designs of various state of the art dishwashers are not that different from the old ones. The difference is only in the control panel of the dishwashers. Most of the problems that can occur in your dishwasher can be repaired by you. So, just stay calm and read my articles for further instructions about dishwasher repairs.