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Built-in dishwasher under a kitchen worktop

The installation of a dishwasher in the plan of a kitchen is a logical operation since at all times, the kitchen was the place of washing dishes in the sink. In addition, the kitchen is the ideal place because it includes both water supply and evacuation lines and power lines. It is for these reasons that we often add the washing machine. Conveniently placed according to the water supply and sewage disposal points, this appliance is supplied by an individual connection to a standard 16 A power outlet (3 wires: neutral and phase + earth) and accessible but outside. from the critical area of ​​the sink.

Necessary material

  • Metre
  • Pencil
  • Key of 8
  • Screwdriver
  • Bubble level
  • Drill
  • Wick of 3
  • Transportable devil

Steps

  1. Prepare the dishwasher before embedding
  2. Adjust the plumb and the feet of the dishwasher
  3. Fit the cladding plate
  4. Install and adjust the cladding plate
  5. Install the seal and anti-fog cover of the dishwasher
  6. Dishwasher connections

Prepare the dishwasher before embedding

Unclog the dishwasher

Unclog the dishwasher

1. Just as it was better to remove the temporary worktop to set up the washing machine, the same recommendation applies to the dishwasher. Take advantage of its position lying on the devil of transport to put in place the various accessories maintained on its back face.

Screw the cold water connection into the dishwasher

Screw the cold water connection into the dishwasher

2. Hand tighten the cold water supply (elbow), the other end of which will be screwed onto one of the two ends of the self-piercing tap.

Screw the other fitting onto one of the two ends of the self-piercing valve

Screw the other fitting onto one of the two ends of the self-piercing valve

3. The other fitting (right) will be screwed onto one of the two tips of the self-piercing valve previously installed. Also remove the white power cable and drain hose that you will hold when installing. Remove the brackets from the hoses, which have become useless.

Adjust the plumb and the feet of the dishwasher

Put the dishwasher in place

Put the dishwasher in place

1. Use the devil to position effortlessly, the appliance in the slot reserved for it between the kitchen cabinets.

Check the plumb of the dishwasher

Check the plumb of the dishwasher

2. Check the level of the appliance at the right level. Only equipped with adjustable feet on the front, it does not need to be pulled out for a better fit.

Adjust the feet of the dishwasher

Adjust the feet of the dishwasher

3. Adjustment of the side legs is done with a supplied wrench. The central foot is adjusted by screwing or unscrewing the central (red) nut at the base of the façade with an 8 mm wrench. On a slightly rough ground, cups are provided to be clipped under the pads to facilitate sliding.

Fit the cladding plate

Fit the dishwasher door compensators

Fit the dishwasher door compensators

1. With the appliance in place, you can mount the door trimers, which are used to adjust the cladding plate that will clothe the front of the door.

Present the cladding plate of the dishwasher

Present the cladding plate of the dishwasher

2. Place the faceplate on the door in an upright position. The various removable elements of the compensator, allow to adjust the useful height corresponding to that of the facing plate.

Obtain the measurement of the drilling distance

Obtain the measurement of the drilling distance

3. Measure the distance between the bottom of the door and the horizontal axis of the two drilled holes at its base. Also, from the center of the door, at this height, take a horizontal dimension of 262 mm on each side to obtain the drilling distance to be placed on the inside of the siding.

Drill the cladding plate from the dishwasher

Drill the cladding plate from the dishwasher

4. Perform this drilling with a fine bit of 5 mm deep, the thickness of the facing plate being 14 mm.

Position the two screws

Position the two screws

5. Position the two specific screws provided and referenced, using a manual screwdriver to better control the depression which must leave a play of 2 to 3 mm (thickness of the plate of the door of the dishwasher).

Install and adjust the cladding plate

Lay the cladding plate on the dishwasher

Lay the cladding plate on the dishwasher

1. Place the faceplate on the dishwasher door in a vertical position to hook the two lower screws into the notches on the door to receive them.

Adjust the compensators

Adjust the compensators

2. Adjust the compensators, ie add or remove the removable elements necessary for a perfect fit.

Secure the dishwasher's cladding plate

Secure the dishwasher's cladding plate

3. Lower the dishwasher door while holding the siding plate. Fix it temporarily with clamps. Through the pre-drilled top hole on each side edge of the appliance door, mark with a fine bit the exact position of the fastening screw of the cladding plate on the dishwasher door. Screw in with a manual screwdriver.

Adjust the cladding plate of the dishwasher

Adjust the cladding plate of the dishwasher

4. If the door, now equipped with its facing plate, appears to be too easy to maneuver or resist its maneuver, you can operate on the springs on each side of the base of the door with a wrench by tightening to the right or loosening to the left, the tension screw of the springs.

Install the seal and anti-fog cover of the dishwasher

Put the two sound seals on the dishwasher

Put the two sound seals on the dishwasher

1. With the unit now in perfect position, install the two supplied side acoustic seals along the pedestals that surround the dishwasher. They are intended to prevent these boxes constitute boxes of resonance.

Remove the protective paper from the adhesive seal

Remove the protective paper from the adhesive seal

2. Remove the protective paper from the adhesive seal (also intended for noise reduction of the appliance) to be placed on the top of the dishwasher frame.

Position the gasket on the dishwasher

Position the gasket on the dishwasher

3. With the appliance door open, position the gasket just over the top edge, flush with the opening, pulling the backing paper.

Position the anti-fog adhesive cover on the dishwasher

Position the anti-fog adhesive cover on the dishwasher

4. An adhesive anti-fog cover, made of lacquered plastic, is provided to protect the underside of the worktop when opening the dishwasher door. Position it precisely under the edge of the worktop, using the same technique used for laying the adhesive joint.

Dishwasher connections

Connecting the power cable to the dishwasher

Connecting the power cable to the dishwasher

20. Connect the power supply cable to a standard outlet that is easily accessible (here, inside a low cabinet). Note the drain hose that will join the sink's special drain.

Connecting the drain hose to the dishwasher

Connecting the drain hose to the dishwasher

21. The drain hose will be connected and nested to one of the 2 top drainages of the special sink drain system. Obviously, for this system to work, the 2 evacuations must be connected.

Connection with the self-piercing tap of the dishwasher

Connection with the self-piercing tap of the dishwasher

22. The water supply will be ensured by the connection of the hose on one of the plastic end caps of the self-piercing tap (closed!), Double feeding. As with the exhaust system, both ends of the self-piercing valve must be plugged in so that the assembly can operate.

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