Installing a Bosch 100 dishwasher involves the step-by-step process of setting up your new Bosch 100 Series dishwasher in your kitchen. This includes connecting the electrical, water supply line, and water drain line to ensure the dishwasher functions properly and efficiently.

Installation Process Bosch 100 Dishwasher

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Follow these step-by-step instructions to ensure a smooth and successful installation process.

Step 1: Prepare for Installation

Before you begin, make sure you have the necessary tools and materials. You may need an electrician’s assistance for the electrical connection if it’s not already in place. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Adjustable wrench
  • Vice grip pliers
  • Screwdriver
  • Dishwasher installation kit (usually supplied with the dishwasher)
  • Dishwasher brackets (if installing on the side)
  • Teflon tape (if required for your water supply line)

Step 2: Adjust the Legs

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  • Turn the dishwasher on its back to access the adjustable legs.
  • Unscrew the legs to raise or lower the dishwasher as needed for a level installation.

Step 3: Connect the Drain Tube

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  • Attach the provided clamp to the drain hose.
  • Slide the dishwasher into place under the cabinet while feeding the drain tube through the cabinet.
  • Ensure the drain tube forms a “high loop” approximately 33 inches above the ground to prevent backflow.
  • Securely connect the drain tube to the sink drain.

Step 4: Hook Up the Water Supply Line

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  • If using a 90-degree water supply elbow, connect it to the dishwasher’s water inlet.
  • Hand-tighten the connection, keeping it in the direction of your water supply line.
  • Use vice grip pliers for a quarter-turn to ensure a snug fit.

Step 5: Connect the Electrical

  • Pull the electrical wire through the junction box on the front of the dishwasher.
  • Connect the ground, neutral, and load wires as instructed in the manufacturer’s guidelines.
  • Tighten the screws securely to clamp the wires in place.
  • Put the junction box cover back on and secure it with the provided screw.

Step 6: Install the Brackets

  • If you have a stone countertop, install the brackets on the sides of the dishwasher.
  • Break the brackets at the perforated edge and install them on the side of the dishwasher with the opening in the rubber seal.
  • Use the supplied screws to secure the brackets in place.

Step 7: Check for Leaks and Level the Dishwasher

Step 8: Install the Acoustic Foam and Toe Panel

  • Attach the supplied acoustic foam around the supply line.
  • Slide the toe panel under the dishwasher and use screws to secure it in place.

Step 9: Connect the Power and Test Run

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Follow these step-by-step instructions to ensure a smooth and successful installation process.

Step 1: Preparing for Installation

  • Remove the old dishwasher: Carefully disconnect the old dishwasher from the water supply and drainage. Dispose of the old plumbing components that you won’t be reusing.
  • Examine the L brackets: Locate the two L brackets provided with the dishwasher. These brackets will be used for securing the toe plate (also known as the kickboard) in place.

Step 2: Positioning the L Brackets

  • Identify the L brackets’ correct placement: Refer to the instructions and carefully position the L brackets on both sides of the dishwasher’s front base. These brackets will hold the toe plate later.

Step 3: Plumbing and Electrical Connections

  • Water supply: Ensure you have a water supply for your new dishwasher. If you don’t have an existing water supply, consider hiring a plumber to install a water valve.
  • Drainage: Attach the dishwasher’s drainage hose to the designated drain, which is often connected to the garbage disposal. Confirm the proper drainage setup based on your kitchen’s configuration.
  • Electrical connection: If your kitchen has an electrical outlet for the dishwasher, use the provided cable to connect it. However, if you need to wire the dishwasher into a junction box, ensure the power is off while doing so.

Step 4: Adjusting the Dishwasher

  • Level the dishwasher: Use a ratchet or screwdriver to adjust the dishwasher’s feet to achieve a level position. This is crucial for optimal performance and stability.
  • Optional brackets: If your dishwasher came with additional brackets for securing it to the cabinets, consider installing them from the side to avoid any countertop interference.

Step 5: Applying Protective Film (Optional)

  • The dishwasher may come with a protective film to prevent steam damage to the countertops. If desired, apply this film before the final installation.

Step 6: Final Check and Secure


Congratulations! You’ve successfully installed your Bosch 100 Series dishwasher. Enjoy the ultra-quiet operation, advanced features, and sleek design. Now, sit back, relax, and let your new Bosch dishwasher take care of the dirty work.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need an electrician to install my dishwasher?

If you don’t have an existing electrical connection, it’s recommended to seek assistance from a licensed electrician for a safe and proper installation.

Can I install my dishwasher under a stone countertop?

Yes, you can install your dishwasher under a stone countertop using the provided side brackets. Ensure the dishwasher’s rubber seal aligns with the edge of the countertop.

How high should the drain tube be above the ground?

The drain tube should form a “high loop” approximately 33 inches above the ground to prevent backflow of water.

Is Teflon tape necessary for the water supply line?

If your water supply line has a rubber O-ring seal, Teflon tape is not required for the connection.

How can I tell if the dishwasher is running?

The Bosch 100 Series dishwasher comes with an info light that shines down on the floor when the machine is running. The light turns off once the cycle is complete.

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