What you’ll need
Scissors or Box Cutter, Wrench, Screwdriver, Spirit Level
A grounded mains connection, no multipliers or extension cables, a water supply and a drain
A dual outlet valve, drain tailpiec
Level of difficulty:
30 to 45 minutes to remove your old appliance
90 to 120 minutes to install your new appliance
Before you start
Installing an appliance can be tricky and even dangerous, so before you start, be sure that you’ve read these warnings and guidelines.
- Ensure that the electrical mains and water supply are switched off before you start removing your old appliance.
- Make sure your old/new appliance has been unplugged from the mains when you start the removal/installation procedure.
- Only place the appliance on a flat, solid surface which can support its weight. Never position it on a carpeted floor as this will restrict airflow to electrical components at the bottom of the appliance, causing them to overheat.
- When you receive delivery of your appliance, check that it has not been damaged in transit, and that all parts and accessories are present and correct.
- Ensure that you have a grounded electrical outlet protected by a fuse. The use and the outlet should comply with the technical specifications table in Beko user manuals. Do not connect the appliance to an extension cord. Make sure that the power cable does not get pinched or stuck.
- Never touch a plug with wet hands. Never remove a plug by tugging on the cable, always hold and pull the plug head.
Removing your old appliance
Make sure the water supply and that the electrical supply are switched off at the mains. If the appliance is secured to cupboard units, unscrew any retaining screws. Pull the appliance out from its position.
Remember, dishwashers can be heavy, so take care when trying to move yours. To make it easier to pull out the appliance, you can tip it backwards and put a piece of old rug under its front feet. Then, you can pull the rug and the appliance out with it.
You should now have access to the rear of the appliance, and be able to disconnect its electrical, water and wastewater connections. You may need to use a wrench or pliers to loosen the connections. Place a bowl under the water supply tap to catch any leakage and place the ends of the supply and waste hoses in the bowl.
Check local regulations on how to dispose of old household appliances. Your local council or district may offer a collection service. If you are going to remove it yourself, remember that you’ll need another person to help you lift and move the appliance.
Preparing your new appliance for installation
Once your new appliance is in the room where it’s going to be installed, make sure you have enough space to unpack it. Use scissors or a boxcutter to remove the outer packaging. Taking care not to cut too deep, as this can scratch the appliance. Remove any cardboard and Styrofoam, too.
There may be packaging underneath the appliance, so take care when lifting the appliance to remove it. Then remove all stickers and display covers as soon as possible. The longer they stay on, the harder they are to remove.
Once unpackaged, check that all parts and accessories are present and correct. This will include a user manual, cutlery basket, dishwasher salt funnel, pH testing strip and a noise dampening strip (some models). Your model may come with additional accessories.
At the rear of the appliance you’ll find a water supply hose (darker), a wastewater hose (lighter) and a power cable. The hoses will be held in place by two plastic clamps.
Now, position the appliance close to its dedicated space and make sure you have your tools at hand.
Installing your new appliance
If you’re replacing an old appliance, you’ll already have a dedicated space for your new appliance, as well as holes made in cupboard units to run hoses or cords through. However, if you’re installing your appliance for the first time, you may need to drill holes in cupboard units to run hoses or the power cord through.
If you have a dedicated water supply for a dishwasher, this makes life a little easier. However, if you don’t, you’ll need to purchase a dual outlet valve, so you can use your sink’s water supply. A dual outlet allows you to connect two hoses to one water supply. Many are available on the market, so follow the instructions provided with the one you purchase.
Now you can make the water and drain connections. First, release the water hose from the clamp holding it in place. Do not release the drain hose. It should stay connected to the appliance to prevent waste water running back into the machine.
Connect the end of the water hose to the water supply (this will either be the separate supply, or the dual outlet valve mentioned above). You should be able to make the connection secure by turning the plastic bolt by hand. Once the water supply is connected you can turn water on from the mains.
Next, you’ll need to make the drainage connection. Whether you’re connecting the drainage hose to a dedicated outlet or your sink’s drainage pipe, the height of the hose must be between 50 cm and 100 cm off the ground.
Again, if you have a dedicated dishwasher drainage outlet in your wall, you can simply push the end of the drainage hose into that. The end of the drainage hose should be pushed into the drainage outlet by about 12 cm.
If you don’t have a dedicated drainage outlet, you’ll need to connect the draining hose to your sink’s waste water pipe. You’ll find the sink’s drainage pipe under the sink. On the U-bend, you’ll find an additional inlet to the wastewater pipe. If a dishwasher was previously installed and using this drainage method, there’ll probably already be a tailpiece connected to the U-bend.
If you’re installing an appliance for the first time at this location, you may have to connect a tailpiece yourself. This is fairly straightforward. Simply unscrew the protective cap off of the additional inlet and screw the tailpipe on in its place. Make sure you remove any plastic bungs or stoppers on the tailpiece or on the U-bend.
Now you can connect the drainage hose to the tailpiece. Push the rubber end of the drainage hose over the tailpiece, then use the metal clip provided to secure it in place.
Note: A drainage hose length any longer than 4 meters will affect cleaning performance.
Make the electrical connection
With the water drainage and supply connections made, now you can make the electrical connection. The appliance should be plugged directly into a mains outlet with a switch connected to the home’s circuit breaker system.
Don’t use and extension cable or multi-plug. If the power cord is damaged, don’t attempt to repair or replace this yourself. This must be carried out by a qualified engineer. You can then switch the power supply on.
Now, with all the appliances connections made, you can push it into position. Make sure the hoses and power cable don’t get caught or kink as you push the appliance back into position.
Next, you’ll need to balance the machine using a spirit level. You can adjust the feet by hand or using a wrench by turning the bolts on the feet. It’s important to balance the appliance, otherwise it may shake or move during operation.
Before first use
Before you use your appliance for the first time, there are still a few things remaining to set up.
First, you need to adjust your dishwasher for the water hardness in your area. To identify how hard your water is, you can use the pH testing strip provided with your appliance.
Let your tap run for a minute, then fill a glass of water. Dip the pH strip in the water and leave for a minute. pH strips may vary, so check your user manual to see how to read your pH strip. Once you’ve identified the hardness of your water, you’ll need to adjust your appliance accordingly.
You need to adjust your appliance for water hardness both internally and via the control panel. Again the method for doing this may vary depending on your model, so follow the instructions in your user manual. Your user manual will explain clearly which setting is appropriate for the water hardness in your area. Just remember that both the internal and control panel settings must be the same.
Note: If your water is extremely hard, you may need to use a water filter. Please see your user manual for more details. If you're having trouble finding your manual, download it here using your product's model number.
Before you can run your appliance for the first time, you’ll need to add dishwasher salt and rinse aid. You’ll find the salt reservoir inside the appliance tub. Remove the reservoir cap and pour in about a litre of water.
Next, use the salt funnel provided with appliance to add as much salt as the reservoir can take. Water will begin to overflow once the reservoir is full.
It’s important to use the funnel provided because the dishwasher salt can have a corrosive effect on the metal surfaces inside the appliance. Be sure to wipe away any spilled salt.
Note: If your water is extremely soft, you may not need to use dishwasher salt. Please see your user manual for more details.
Next, fill the rinse aid reservoir, which you’ll find next to the detergent compartment. Turn the cover to release the cover and pour rise aid in until the reservoir is full. Replace the cap and turn until it clicks into place.
Time for a test run
Now that your appliance is installed and set up, it’s time to take it for a spin!
Select a short programme and run the appliance empty and without detergent. Check for any leaks, excessive vibrations or odd sounds. If you’ve followed this guide, then everything should be working fine. If you do notice any issues, it’s best to call in the help of a qualified engineer.
So, there you have it, you’ve just installed your new Beko dishwasher! Make sure you know how to load your dishwasher properly and consult your user manual to see how much detergent you should be using. If you’re having trouble finding your manual, download it here using your product’s model number.
Enjoy using your new appliance!