Enter the characters you see below Sorry, we just need to make sure you’re not a robot. Portable dishwasher hookup a dishwasher in a kitchen that never had one calls for careful planning. In addition to water, power and drainage, there are design issues to consider such as kitchen traffic patterns and space requirements.
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To avoid problems down the road, spend some time thinking about your new dishwasher — especially how and where to hook it up. The farther you move a dishwasher from a standard installation, the less convenient it is to use and the more it will cost to install in terms of materials and labor. That’s why in most respects the ideal place for a dishwasher is on one side or the other of the kitchen sink, within easy access of existing water and drain lines. In fact, those two spots are so desirable you’re usually better off moving or at least shrinking cabinet space to make room for the new appliance. Read the owner’s manual for the dishwasher to determine the size of opening you’ll need to create beneath the countertop. If you’re still in the shopping phase, most major manufacturers also have rough-in dimensions on their websites.
Armed with this information, you can try different locations on for size, then have the space framed and ready prior to installation. A dishwasher requires three utility connections to operate. The electrical connection is most often a 15- or 20-amp dedicated line run from the circuit breaker panel by a licensed electrician. Some dishwashers plug in, while others are wired directly to the appliance.