1. Measure your space

Cutout Space

Measure the height, width and depth of the dishwasher cutout space in your kitchen.

Entrance & Doorways

Measure the size of the doorways, hallways and other points of entry in your home to ensure your new dishwasher will be able to pass through.


Measure the height, width and depth of your new dishwasher.

W: side to side

Most dishwashers are 24" wide.

D: back to front

Most dishwashers are 25" deep.

H: top to bottom

Most dishwashers are 34"- 36" tall.

Note: Some models offer adjustable leveling legs to accommodate varying counter heights.

2. what features do you want?

Evaluate The Features

Soil Sensors

Measure the soil level in each load and adjust the cycle time and water usage for just the right amount of energy and time.

Sound Insulation

Dampens the sound of operation so you can enjoy everyday activities without interruption from your dishwasher.

Energy Efficiency

Save money while conserving energy with ENERGY STAR® Qualified dishwashers that use less energy and water.

Pick a color and finish

Most models are available in several colors: Stainless Steel, Black and White.



Keep your new dishwasher fresh by powering away mineral deposits with Affresh™ Dishwasher and Disposal Cleaner.

Installation Kits

Makes the process easier for those who want to install their own dishwasher.

3. Important Considerations


Contact a licensed professional for installation. New installations require significant carpentry, electrical and plumbing skills.


Confirm that electrical output is sufficient for the location of your new dishwasher. You will need:

  • A grounded electrical outlet (no extension cord or adaptor)
  • A separate 15 amp circuit
  • Refer to your dishwasher’s Use and Care Guide for additional installation requirements and guidelines


Some retailers offer removal of your old dishwasher with delivery of your new one. Dishwashers in good condition may be donated to a local charity.