New dishwasher question.

Mudbone

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Is the install something I could handle myself pretty easily. I’m very handy around the house.
Wife is going to pick one up now even though ours is fine....smh
Stainless or plastic tub and advantages of either if anyone knows.
I could save 120$ by installing myself and put towards a stainless tub if it would be worth it??
Thx in advance
 
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Pretty simple. You have an electrical connection (2 wire nuts and ground screw). Water connection (simple turn of a nut but you might need a new ferrule that goes on the line to make the seal) and a drain connection (hose clamp). Only other thing is 2 metal tabs that screws to the underside of the countertop (2 short screws) should be able to reuse the ones you remove


All this is done once the dishwasher is put into the hole, the bottom panel comes off for access

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Easy to install.

Get the stainless tub.

What brand are you looking at? I've had 5 in my house so far. The best one I've had is the one I've got now, it's a kitchenaide.

The one that came with the house would not clean dishes so I replaced it. The second one only lasted about 2.5 years and started leaking, the third one started smoking (no I ain't talking steam), the fourth one worked great but the control panel went bad and the warranty company couldn't get another panel so they replaced it and I upgraded to the kitchen aide. Stainless tub, quite, and does a good job at cleaning the dishes. I don't rinse anything.
 
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Mudbone":1kt0wehy said:
https://www.lowes.com/pd/KitchenAid-46-Decibel-Built-In-Dishwasher-Stainless-steel-Common-24-in-Actual-23-875-in-ENERGY-STAR/50139348
This is the one she is planning on getting.
It is also a kitchenaide.


Nice, mine has hidden buttons (which I didn't like when I got it) and if I remember correctly mine is 44 dB
 
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dralarms":2qfiwqie said:
Mudbone":2qfiwqie said:
https://www.lowes.com/pd/KitchenAid-46-Decibel-Built-In-Dishwasher-Stainless-steel-Common-24-in-Actual-23-875-in-ENERGY-STAR/50139348
This is the one she is planning on getting.
It is also a kitchenaide.


Nice, mine has hidden buttons (which I didn't like when I got it) and if I remember correctly mine is 44 dB
Is this one going to have hidden buttons?
We have purchasedit but I haven’t seen it yet in person.
 
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My dad and I have installed 2 dishwashers in the past. the new dishwashers are crap, they break, it's almost laughable
 
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Mudbone":1yxhwnig said:
dralarms":1yxhwnig said:
Mudbone":1yxhwnig said:
https://www.lowes.com/pd/KitchenAid-46-Decibel-Built-In-Dishwasher-Stainless-steel-Common-24-in-Actual-23-875-in-ENERGY-STAR/50139348
This is the one she is planning on getting.
It is also a kitchenaide.


Nice, mine has hidden buttons (which I didn't like when I got it) and if I remember correctly mine is 44 dB
Is this one going to have hidden buttons?
We have purchasedit but I haven’t seen it yet in person.


No, you can see the buttons on the front, mine has them on top of the door and are hidden when the door is closed
 
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I always install them myself.

There are new flex steel water connections. Highly recommended.
 
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Get a super quiet one if it's going to be whithin earshot of your TV. Simple to install, but don't tell the Wife. Tell her your going to need a "tool" for this. I'd go with a new Table Saw!!
 
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Redwing":3epnitfp said:
Tell her your going to need a "tool" for this. I'd go with a new Table Saw!!


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RUGER":2c9m902k said:
Redwing":2c9m902k said:
Tell her your going to need a "tool" for this. I'd go with a new Table Saw!!


My man!
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Hahaa!! That’s an awesome idea!!
Being a floor man I already have half a dozen table saws tho.
I actually have every tool under the sun aside from one very common and important tool.
Can y’all believe I have never owned a sawzall!!!!! Lmao.
 
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BamaProud":3jdkdui6 said:
I've installed them...If I can I'd say pretty much anyone can.

I was gonna say the same thing. It's so easy a caveman could do it. If you get lost pull up a YouTube video.
 
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Shoot I would go with a new deer stand or Target rifle to deal with stress/PTSD from install. But they are easy to install.use to install cabinets so I've probably did a couple hundred
 

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