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Cost of Dishwasher Installation


By ProMatcher Staff



Dishwasher Installation Cost Factors



The cost of installing a new dishwasher will increase or decrease based upon a number of factors. This article is intended to provide you a checklist of questions to ask yourself and your appliance service.

This guide will serve as your key:

$0 = No additional cost
$ = Standard cost
$$ = Additional cost


What kind of dishwasher do I want?

$ - Built-in, under the counter dishwasher

$$ - Freestanding dishwasher

$$$ - Drawer (single or double) dishwasher

What kind of interior tub do I want in my dishwasher?

$ - When the tub is made of plastic

$$ - When the tub is made of stainless steel

Related: Plastic vs. Stainless Steel Dishwasher Tubs

Where will the dishwasher be located?

$ - First floor and close to utility connections

$$ - Basement or second floor; further from utility connections

Do I have the necessary water and power connections?

$ - Water connection and power outlet are already available

$$ - When new utility connections need to be installed

Need to install a water line?

Do I want any upgraded features on my dishwasher?

$ - Adjustable racks

$$ - Hidden controls

$$ - Energy efficient cycles

What size dishwasher do I need?

$0 – Compact dishwasher

$$ - Large capacity dishwasher

$$ - Double drawer dishwasher

Will the dishwasher fit in the existing cutout?

$ - When the dishwasher fits without any changes

$$ - When changes need to be made to the floor, cabinets, or countertops in order for the dishwasher to fit

Ask the Pro



1. How long do you expect the installation of my new dishwasher to take? See the ProAnswer!

2. Will you ensure the existing plumbing is up to code?

3. Is the removal and disposal of the existing dishwasher included in the cost of installation?
We asked our Pros. See how they answered!

4. Is cleanup included in the cost estimate?

5. Is it possible to install a portable or freestanding dishwasher? (Want to know what our Pros said?)

6. Will the new dishwasher fit in the existing cutout?

7. What type of dishwasher tub makes the least amount of noise?

8. Will any modifications need to be made to the floors, cabinets, or countertops in order for the dishwasher to fit properly?

9. What kind of maintenance will the dishwasher require?

10. What type of dishwasher tub material requires the least maintenance?

11. Is there any warranty or service package available with this dishwasher?



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