Thursday, June 26, 2014

Thrifty Thursday-Dishwasher Replacement

We've lived in our home for almost 9 years now.
The previous owners had lived in it for 4 months
before they realized that it was too small for their needs.
It was great having an almost-new home to move right in to.

 Nothing to repair, nothing to replace.
Nine years later, the time had come to replace the dishwasher.
It wasn't cleaning properly,
and even though Big K took it apart, 
he couldn't really find anything wrong with it.
Personally, I could live without a dishwasher,
as I enjoy doing dishes by hand.

 He had previously looked into replacing the front panel,
as the buttons had peeled off from regular use.
Unfortunately, it cost about $75,
so we decided it would be more sensible to just replace the whole unit.
With the house going on the market in a few months,
the new owners would get a dishwasher that works and looks better.

The new installation did not go as smoothly as expected.
Even with the water turned off,
this pipe kept spewing water out.
We rigged up this contraption to collect the water.
 Sometimes you just have to think on your feet!

 So glad we had some of these flexible straws laying around.
It did the trick!

We found this dishwasher on Craig's List.
The couple from whom we bought it, were changing their
appliances to black, so we got a good deal.
I really like the stainless interior.

With just a few standard tools and a little bit of patience,
this is a job that most anyone can accomplish themselves. 

Hopefully, this dishwasher will do a good job 
for years to come.