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Question DetailsAsked on 6/21/2017

I need a dishwasher installed

Who do I call for a dishwasher install?

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If this is a replacement, normally brick and mortar stores that sell them also install them and take the old one away - commonly for free with new ones running around $400-500 or more, or commonly for about $50-75 delivery/install fee if not that expensive.

Be sure your existing dishwasher can fit out of the opening - (usually just by undoing the top clip, usually screwed to cabinet or countertop at the top - usually have to open door to access it) and that it will slip out OK once the wiring and plumbing are disconnected (maybe with screwing the feet up to decrease its height). Sometimes the existing one has been blocked in by new flooring that is too thick to let it out, so if that is the case and screwing the feet (if adjustable) all the way up does not provide clearance, then someone (Handyman or Plumber) will have to partly cut it apart to take it out. Obviously, get a new one that can fit in the space you have as-is if possible - with special attention to vertical clearance between flooring and countertop/cabinet frame. Though sometimes the rough opening is just a hair too small (commonly due to flooring mods or new countertops) so a standard one will not fit under the front edge of the countertop or cabinet frame, so sometimes you get into having to remove the feet all the way, slide it in, then prop it up while putting the feet back on - or tearing out flooring in the recess to provide overhead clearance or such. Those sort of mods a kitchen remodeling contractor is your simplest way to go.

For a replacement install, some Appliance Repair - Large companies and some Plumbers also sell appliances - or for labor charge will pick up one you ordered and bring it with them if you don't get free delivery with it to the house, and can then do the removal and new unit install for you.

if there has never been a dishwasher there, then whether you need electrician, plumber, carpenter, flooring guy, etc depends on whether plumbing for the hot water, dedicated GFCI electrical outlet, drain line air vent, suitable sized cabinet opening, etc are already in place. If plumbed with shutoff xxxx with fitting for the water tubing, dedicated outlet, air vent, etc then maybe the new appliance installers can do it, otherwise you may need one or more of the above contractors to prepare hookups - either individually as needed, or (and certainly so if cabinet needs modification for new one to fit) then a Remodeling - Kitchen and Bath contractor would be your normal contractor to fit the kitchen for a brand new dishwasher install where it was not already roughed in for one.

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