How to install an AEG dishwasher

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How to install an AEG dishwasher
If you don't have a full stocked workshop, see if you can borrow the tools from friends. (Martin Poole/Photodisc/Getty Images)

A contemporary dishwasher is one of the most used kitchen appliances. Such features as sensor-controlled water management and programmable cycles have made them energy-efficient appliances as well. AEG is a popular dishwasher brand, offering a collection of full-featured, high-quality dishwashers that incorporate the latest technologies. Using standard plumbing and electrical connections, AEG has made it easy to install a new dishwasher.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Things you need

  • Tape measure
  • Screwdriver
  • Utility knife
  • Electric drill
  • 2.5 cm (1 inch) hole saw
  • Adjustable spanner
  • Teflon thread tape
  • 6 mm (1/4 inch) flexible water line

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Remove the new AEG dishwasher from its shipping carton, if applicable.

  2. 2

    Access the dishwasher's plumbing and electrical connections by detaching the access cover from the front of the dishwasher base. Remove the sheet-metal screws at each side of the access cover, using a screwdriver.

  3. 3

    Bore two 2.5 cm (1 inch) holes in the wall of the sink cabinet on the dishwasher side, roughly 5 cm (2 inches) apart and 15 cm (6 inches) above the floor of the sink cabinet, using a 2.5 cm (1 inch) hole saw.

  4. 4

    Attach one end of the longer length of 1.8 cm (3/4 inch) rubber drain hose provided with the dishwasher to the dishwasher's discharge pump. Slide the end of the drain hose over the ribbed pump outlet until it meets the pump housing, then slide the hose clamp over the hose, positioned about 2.5 cm (1 inch) from the hose end, and tighten the hose-clamp screw until it is snug, using a screwdriver.

  5. 5

    Apply Teflon tape to the dishwasher's water-supply connector, located toward the rear of the dishwasher base, next to the discharge pump. Thread the end hex nut of the 6 mm (1/4 inch) flexible water line provided to the dishwasher's water-supply connection and tighten, using an adjustable spanner.

  6. 6

    Position the dishwasher slightly more than halfway into the cabinet opening to complete the water, drainage and electrical connections.

  7. 7

    Route the rubber drain hose and flexible water line through one of the 2.5 cm (1 inch) holes drilled in Step 3.

  8. 8

    Attach the end of the drain hose from the dishwasher to the vertical hose connection on the sink's air gap assembly. Slip the hose clamp over the hose, then slide the end of the drain hose over the air gap tube. Position the clamp about 2.5 cm (1 inch) from the hose end. Tighten the hose-clamp screw until it is snug, using a screwdriver.

  9. 9

    Connect the end of the shorter length of rubber drain hose provided with the dishwasher to the remaining hose connection on the sink's air gap assembly. Slide the end of the drain hose over the air gap's angled hose connection, then slide the hose clamp over the hose, and position it about one inch from the hose end. Tighten the hose-clamp screw until it is snug, using a screwdriver.

  10. 10

    Slide the other end of the second rubber drain hose length installed in Step 9 to the ribbed hose connection on the garbage disposal, if applicable, until the hose end is against the disposal housing. Secure it in place with a hose clamp positioned approximately 1.2 cm (1/2 inch) from the hose end. For installations without a disposal, connect this drain hose directly to the sink's drain line, using a stem fitting.

  11. 11

    Connect the water supply line from the dishwasher. Wrap Teflon thread tape clockwise around the threaded outlet on the hot-water supply valve, then connect the flexible water line to the supply valve. Thread the water line's end hex nut onto the supply-valve outlet and tighten, using an adjustable spanner.

  12. 12

    Slide the end of the dishwasher's power supply cord through the second 2.5 cm (1 inch) hole drilled in the cabinet wall in Step 3, then insert the cord into the wall outlet in the sink cabinet.

  13. 13

    Push the dishwasher fully into the cabinet opening, and align the dishwasher door's surface with the face of the adjacent cabinets on both sides.

  14. 14

    Raise the dishwasher's adjustable legs as needed to elevate the dishwasher so the top mounting bracket aligns against the underside of the worktop. Use an adjustable spanner to turn the adjustable legs clockwise to the desired height. Be sure to adjust the legs equally to keep the dishwasher level.

  15. 15

    Secure the top mounting bracket to the worktop with the screws provided.

  16. 16

    Attach the dishwasher's access cover, removed in Step 2, to the front of the dishwasher, using the cover screws provided.

  17. 17

    Turn the water-supply valve on at the water valve beneath the sink. Check for leakage, and tighten the connections if necessary.

Tips and warnings

  • Review the AEG owners manual and literature to identify parts and connections referenced in this installation procedure.

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