December 10, 2015

How to Connect Countertop Dishwasher Properly

One of the advantages of buying a dishwasher countertop is not require permanent installation and can be connected quickly to the kitchen faucet. However, a problem may occur if the cleaning tool is not connected properly. For example, the possibility of leaks and water can not flow smoothly into the machine, so that the spray arm is not capable of spraying enough water and make the machine can not deliver maximum cleaning results. It is one of the problems that often occur in the majority of consumers who just started using this product.

Before actually start cleaning dishes and eating utensils with yours new countertop dishwasher, there are two important things that need to be known, namely how to install and connect the device to the water source correctly. Besides being able to prevent problems, as already mentioned above, installation and reconnection in accordance with the procedure, will make this compact cleaning machine can work optimally and provide perfect cleaning results and hygienic.

I chose Edgestar countertop dishwasher as one example. And here I am trying to present a step by step to install and connect the DWP61ES series correctly, quickly and safely.

Installation Requirements

To ensure the installation is running correctly, we need to know the height dimension products, water, and electricity standard voltage requirements.

Most compact dishwasher including Edgestar brand also has a maximum height of 17.2 inches to 17.3 inches. It is one of the popular models that are perfect to be placed on a kitchen countertop.

Most of the kitchen countertop is usually integrated with several cabinets on top, small dishwasher can be placed between the two parts. And to avoid friction, shock, or impact while doing the installation, you should know the distance between the height of the lower cabinets with counter top surface. The dishwasher can be installed safely on a counter top with a minimum height of 45 cm (17.7").

To make the drain and inlet hose can flow the water smoothly into the machine, make sure you put this product near water sources, or near the kitchen sink. Minimum distance between the drain and inlet hose to the water source is 58 cm (22.8").In addition, you also need to know how the power of the pressure generated from the water source. To get the best results make sure the water pressure at 15 to 20 psi.

All models dishwasher lets you do the washing with hot water, as well as for countertop models. This model allows you to do the cleaning with hot water temperature of at least 130 to 149 degrees Fahrenheit. The highest temperature can be selected with Heavy cycle mode, while the light fixtures can use water with a lower temperature.

Each dishwasher equipped with different length of the power cord. Edgestar DWP61ES has a power cable with a length of 195 cm (6.3 ft). Make sure the main power source is within the reach of the power cord.

This silver dishwasher, has a standard voltage 110-120 V, 60 Hz, with three prongs. Make sure the cable is plugged into the jack which also has 3 prongs and in accordance with standard voltages.

After knowing exactly what needs to be done during the installation, the next step is to start to connect the dishwasher is with some major accessories, and then connecting this machine to a water source.

Edgestar dishwasher is equipped with a standard connector accessories, and most other brands also equip their products with these accessories. Here are the important accessories must be in the box, when you buy a new countertop dishwasher :

  1. Faucet Adaptor 
  2. Quick Connect 
  3. Drain Hose
  4. Inlet Hose 
How to Connect Edgestar Countertop Dishwasher Properly

The main task you have to do is make sure all accessories are connected perfectly to the back of the dishwasher. Because you can only find the drain and inlet port there.


The first step: the drain hose has a slightly curved head and is equipped with a locking feature. Connect the base of the drain hose to the drain port by turning the lock feature slowly. Make a tightening by turning the lock feature normally and not excessive, to avoid wear.

Step two: Connect the inlet hose to the inlet port. This hose is also equipped with a locking feature, and can be tightened slowly with your fingers.

Step three: Connect the drain hose into the long male connector at the bottom of the Quick Connect. While the inlet hose connected to the shorter male connector at the top of the Quick Connect.

Step five: Then connect the adapter to the faucet. The faucet adapter is compatibel with faucets inclusive of either male (outside) or female (inside) threaded faucet connections.

The last step: The last step: Attach Quick Connect to the faucet that has been integrated with the adapter.

If you are still confused to follow the instructions above, you do not need to worry, you can also find out how to setting up and installing the Edgestar countertop dishwasher  silver through the official video provided by Edgestar

By doing the proper installation and connection will make your countertop dishwasher produce powerful performance and results of two times better cleaning.