Dishwasher Installation Cost

Total Installation Cost Range: $650 - $2,100
Average Materials Cost:
Average Labor Cost:
Avg. Time to Complete: 1-2 Hours for 1 Installer

Usually Includes: Dishwasher, Installation, Labor, Supplies, Tools and Disposal

Dishwashers have become almost a kitchen necessity with the busy lifestyles most of us lead. So when your dishwasher needs to be repaired, you may consider replacing it instead since most dishwashers last quite a few years. Most dishwashers should be installed by a plumbing contractor, especially if you are upgrading to a top of the line model. A plumber can complete a dishwasher installation within a couple of hours and he usually will not require a helper.

Having a dishwasher installed and the cost to have it installed is determined by many factors. In our Dishwasher Installation Cost Guide, we take a look at total installation process, tools and skills needed, when having a dishwasher installed. We also include items that are included in dishwasher installation costs.

Items Usually Included in Price Estimate

The following items are routinely included in most dishwasher installation estimates:

  • Cost of the dishwasher you prefer (Recommend reading reviews and shopping at home improvement stores so you have an idea of the cost of goods)
  • Plumber labor costs
  • Dishwasher delivery costs
  • Plumbing parts, tools and supplies
  • Disposal of old dishwasher
  • Electrical tools and supplies

Factors that Effect Installation Costs

Dishwasher installation costs are effected by several different things. Which dishwasher and features you decide to have installed, if it will be placed in a different location and also if there will be a need for electrical services.  If, for example, you are completing a kitchen remodel and you prefer to have your dishwasher placed in a different location or if you buy a dishwasher that is bigger or smaller than the original, you may need to have the plumbing extended or even use the services of someone in construction to adjust cabinets and countertops.

Other factors include:

  • Dishwasher size
  • Current workload on contractor
  • Re-routing plumbing or pipes
  • Disposal fees
  • Construction fees for adustments to cabinets or countertops
  • Changing or adding electrical boxes
  • Optional items like a Garbage disposal

Installation Cost Savings!

Saving money on the installation of your dishwasher is quite easy to do. All things considered, you should have a plumber install the dishwasher, but there are always ways to save a bit of cash.

  • Compare prices online and purchase the dishwasher yourself
  • Dispose of the dishwasher yourself
  • Ask the plumber if you can help out

The installation cost of a new dishwasher can be raised or lowered depending upon how much you pay for dishwasher and how much the plumber charges to come out and install. Contact several plumbing contractors for multiple price quotes. Do online research or talk to friends about their experience and you will have better questions to ask the contractor.

Learn More about Dishwasher Installation

This Old House – Easy instructions for installing your own dishwasher. This guide includes the various tools you will need as well as the plumbing and electrical skills that you should have before installation.

Home Depot – Explains the ins and outs of installing your own dishwasher and how you should plan before you start the installation.

MonkeySee – A complete set of videos that explains everything from how to make electrical connections to installing a drain line.

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