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Installing a dishwasher?

Postby Tomkat » Fri Aug 30, 2013 10:51 am

Have any of you ever done one of these? My old one crapped out and I cant help but think I could save the $135 and do it myself...
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Re: Installing a dishwasher?

Postby assateague » Fri Aug 30, 2013 10:53 am

piece of cake, 3 wires, 2 hoses, and 2 screws.
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Re: Installing a dishwasher?

Postby rozzo842 » Fri Aug 30, 2013 10:53 am

Real easy. It's just power, water feed and drain. If you can swap a washing machine you can do this.
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Re: Installing a dishwasher?

Postby The Duck Hammer » Fri Aug 30, 2013 11:07 am

Not hard at all if your new dishwasher fits where the old one was. If it don't that's when things get tricky.
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Re: Installing a dishwasher?

Postby Tomkat » Fri Aug 30, 2013 12:42 pm

I can do it!!!
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Re: Installing a dishwasher?

Postby jehler » Fri Aug 30, 2013 12:44 pm

Level it
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Re: Installing a dishwasher?

Postby assateague » Fri Aug 30, 2013 12:45 pm

If you've tiled your kitchen floor after the cabinets, you're gonna cuss. Otherwise, piece of cake. 2 small screws through the flange into the bottom of the counter, disconnect the wires from the box at the bottom, disconnect the water supply, slide out almost all the way, and disconnect the drain. The do it in reverse. Easy peasy.
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Postby jehler » Fri Aug 30, 2013 12:47 pm

It is damn easy
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Postby assateague » Fri Aug 30, 2013 12:48 pm

Unless it's not. Then it's a ****. Theory of Medium™ definitely comes into play with dishwashers.
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Re: Installing a dishwasher?

Postby jehler » Fri Aug 30, 2013 12:53 pm

The new ones are shorter and have an assload of adjustment, in fact the one I installed for brew's butt buddy farmer had a rack and pinion deal to adjust the rear to level with a screw in the front, no screwing around with shims or what not
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Postby assateague » Fri Aug 30, 2013 1:17 pm

That is nice.
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Re: Installing a dishwasher?

Postby Tomkat » Fri Aug 30, 2013 2:13 pm

jehler wrote:The new ones are shorter and have an assload of adjustment, in fact the one I installed for brew's butt buddy farmer had a rack and pinion deal to adjust the rear to level with a screw in the front, no screwing around with shims or what not


U remember what brand that was?
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Re: Installing a dishwasher?

Postby BrewGUN » Fri Aug 30, 2013 2:40 pm

Tomkat wrote:
jehler wrote:The new ones are shorter and have an assload of adjustment, in fact the one I installed for brew's butt buddy farmer had a rack and pinion deal to adjust the rear to level with a screw in the front, no screwing around with shims or what not


U remember what brand that was?

He got all LG appliances
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Re: Installing a dishwasher?

Postby assateague » Fri Aug 30, 2013 2:45 pm

Tomkat wrote:
jehler wrote:The new ones are shorter and have an assload of adjustment, in fact the one I installed for brew's butt buddy farmer had a rack and pinion deal to adjust the rear to level with a screw in the front, no screwing around with shims or what not


U remember what brand that was?



I think most of them are like that now, TK. I put in our Bosch, and it was like that, and I know the couple Samsungs and Whirlpools that I've installed were like that, also.
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Re: Installing a dishwasher?

Postby Tomkat » Fri Aug 30, 2013 3:15 pm

Thanks fellas.
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Re: Installing a dishwasher?

Postby jehler » Sat Aug 31, 2013 8:44 am

assateague wrote:I put in our Bosch, and it was like that...

What the hell!
Anybody know how much a Bosch dishwasher cost? Drop jawed
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Re: Installing a dishwasher?

Postby assateague » Sat Aug 31, 2013 8:56 am

Got it years ago from a buddy who works appliances at Home Depot. It had a small dent in the front, and with his discount we paid around $300. Unfortunately, it wouldn't fit when we moved (only have a compact), so it got left.
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Re: Installing a dishwasher?

Postby jehler » Sat Aug 31, 2013 8:59 am

assateague wrote:Got it years ago from a buddy who works appliances at Home Depot. It had a small dent in the front, and with his discount we paid around $300. Unfortunately, it wouldn't fit when we moved (only have a compact), so it got left.
i was wondering. I have horrible luck with dishwashers, on number 3 in 15 years. This one I got a full stainless interior, same deal, scratch and dent sale paid 300ish. If this one goes to hell I'm letting it leak till it does some damage and getting a new floor out if it
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Re: Installing a dishwasher?

Postby Tomkat » Sat Aug 31, 2013 9:39 am

John u can still get them for $400
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Re: Installing a dishwasher?

Postby assateague » Sat Aug 31, 2013 11:16 am

jehler wrote:
assateague wrote:Got it years ago from a buddy who works appliances at Home Depot. It had a small dent in the front, and with his discount we paid around $300. Unfortunately, it wouldn't fit when we moved (only have a compact), so it got left.
i was wondering. I have horrible luck with dishwashers, on number 3 in 15 years. This one I got a full stainless interior, same deal, scratch and dent sale paid 300ish. If this one goes to hell I'm letting it leak till it does some damage and getting a new floor out if it


We only use ours about once a week or so. The rest of the time, it's just wash as you go in the sink. The only drawback to the Bosch was that it was so quiet you couldn't hear it run. And at the time, Short Stack was young and constantly put things like two plates, a Barbie, and a cup in there, and then ran the damn thing, costing me a **** ton of electricity money. You really couldn't hear it at all, unless you put your head right near the door.
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Re: Installing a dishwasher?

Postby Tomkat » Sat Aug 31, 2013 11:56 am

Thats good to know. In my case, quiet is good. The supplier I favor sells Bosch
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Re: Installing a dishwasher?

Postby aunt betty » Wed Oct 30, 2013 2:17 pm

assateague wrote:
jehler wrote:
assateague wrote:Got it years ago from a buddy who works appliances at Home Depot. It had a small dent in the front, and with his discount we paid around $300. Unfortunately, it wouldn't fit when we moved (only have a compact), so it got left.
i was wondering. I have horrible luck with dishwashers, on number 3 in 15 years. This one I got a full stainless interior, same deal, scratch and dent sale paid 300ish. If this one goes to hell I'm letting it leak till it does some damage and getting a new floor out if it


We only use ours about once a week or so. The rest of the time, it's just wash as you go in the sink. The only drawback to the Bosch was that it was so quiet you couldn't hear it run. And at the time, Short Stack was young and constantly put things like two plates, a Barbie, and a cup in there, and then ran the damn thing, costing me a **** ton of electricity money. You really couldn't hear it at all, unless you put your head right near the door.

I picture AT building his own dishwasher out of an old power washer, duct tape, and a wash tub. :lol:
Anybody else?
I've heard that it's incredibly stupid to **** around with a crazy man's head.
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