A dishwasher is worthwhile in every household today – different sizes make it possible for both families and single people to have the dishes washed rather than swinging the dish brush themselves.
1.Turn off the water connection
The first thing you should do is turn off the main faucet. This is usually in the basement in detached houses and in the bathroom in flats. Also, to be on the safe side, turn off the water supply line under the sink (usually one connection for hot water and one for cold water).
2.Mount the supply line
The dishwasher has a water inlet hose (white) and a water outlet hose (grey). Under the sink there is usually a free connection on the cold water valve especially for a dishwasher. If this is not the case, you have to replace the existing valve with a double valve.
3.Install aqua stop
This step is not mandatory, but recommended if your dishwasher is not already equipped with a water stop valve. It protects you from flooding in the kitchen. This valve is mounted between the water inlet in the wall and the hose.
4.Connect waste water hose
While the water supply hose transports fresh tap water into the dishwasher, the waste water hose drains the dirty rinsing water. Connect this to the fitting on the siphon and secure the whole thing with a metal clamp. Make sure that the inlet and outlet hoses are not kinked.
Now position and align the dishwasher. Then you connect your dishwasher to the mains. An outlet should be nearby. Do not use an extension cord or a multiple plug!
Now you have to check the connections. Turn the main water line and valves under the sink back on and let the water run through the sink. This way you can check whether water is leaking from the valves. If necessary, tighten the valves even more with the pipe wrench. Then it’s best to do a test run – this can also be done without dirty dishes.