Replace a dishwasher
A plumber will charge $902, which includes the labor and appliance, to remove an old unit and replace it with a good quality new one. If you're handy, you can make the swap for $600, the cost of the appliance, and save 34 percent by doing it yourself. You will need basic tools such as adjustable wrenches, screwdrivers, pliers, a level and a tape measure. Have a bucket and sponges nearby to catch water as you disconnect the old unit, and lay an old rug in front of it to protect the floor.
You might run into difficulty if new flooring has been added, raising the level of the floor in front of the dishwasher. That will require carpentry work to adjust the unit to fit.
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Pro Cost Diy Cost Pro time Diy Time Diy Savings Percent Saved
$902 $600 8.5 10.0 $302 34 Percent
Pro Cost -- DIY Cost -- Pro time -- DIY Time -- DIY Savings -- Percent Saved