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When you buy a dishwasher, the next step is to move it into your home. But how much does a dishwasher weigh? Is it easy to move?

A dishwasher is a huge investment, and the last thing you want is to drop it when you're moving it around the house. For this, you need to know how much a dishwasher weighs before you get involved in the moving process.

On average, a standard dishwasher weighs 77 pounds. However, this number can range between 50 and 125 pounds. The varying weights of dishwashers depend on the type you're talking about as well as any added features they might have. 

A dishwasher allows you to clean more dishes, saving your time and effort. However, these dishwashers are available in various sizes, which is why it is important to find the right size dishwasher for your needs. Keeping that in mind, here we will take a look at how much a dishwasher weighs so you know exactly what you're getting into.

We've sold a ton (pun intended) of dishwashers of varying weights and specifications, and as such, are in the perfect position to tell you all about these useful appliances.

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How Much Does a Dishwasher Weigh?

There are various types of dishwashers that you should be aware of before you choose one. It goes without saying that the type of dishwasher you choose will have an impact on the overall weight of the appliance.

Countertop Dishwasher

This is a type of dishwasher that may be placed on the kitchen counter to make place for another appliance. These are portable devices that sit on top of the counter, mostly near to the kitchen sink, which is why it is called a countertop dishwasher in the first place. This type of dishwasher is connected to the water supply through a tap. You can't use the sink as well as the dishwasher simultaneously because of the unit's design, which may be an issue for certain homes.

This sort of dishwasher, on the other hand, is rather light. As a result, it's simple to store and transport. Furthermore, because it is so little, the number of dishes that can be washed simultaneously is limited. It's worth noting that this sort of dishwasher isn't generally capable of fitting any pots and pans.

If you have a small kitchen, this dishwasher may be the best option for you. On the other hand, large families will not be able to use it since it won't have enough space to clean all the dishes that a large family might use. If you live alone or are renting an apartment, this might be a useful item.

Countertop dishwashers typically weigh around 45 pounds. Some countertop dishwashers weigh as little as 30 pounds, while others weigh up to 70 pounds. 

Portable Dishwasher

When portable dishwashers are in use, they are temporarily connected to the faucet. This is a dishwasher that is placed on the ground. It generally features wheels, making it simple to move into position as needed. Then, after you're done with it, simply roll it up and put it away in the closet.

A portable dishwasher is a wonderful choice if you don't have a dishwasher and are renting the house, limiting you from purchasing a new appliance. Portable dishwashers might also be useful if you don't have enough space in your kitchen for a built-in dishwasher. Most portable dishwashers have the same dimensions as permanent built-in dishwashers. As a result, most portable dishwashers are large enough to hold pots and pans.

It might surprise you to learn that the heaviest choice is a portable dishwasher. A portable dishwasher is normally heavier as compared to a built-in dishwasher. Some tiny portable dishwashers weigh as low as 40 pounds. On the other hand, portable dishwashers might weigh up to 140 pounds. A portable dishwasher weighs around 170 lbs. on average. When comparing the various types, it is easy to see that the portable dishwashers come in a broad range of sizes as well. 

Built-in Dishwasher

This is the standard dishwasher that you will find in most household kitchens. This is generally what people imagine when they think of a dishwasher that has been put under a counter. Built-in dishwashers are permanently installed beneath the countertop, usually next to the sink in the kitchen, and are connected to the plumbing system.

Built-in dishwashers are typically available in two sizes. The first is a conventional size, while the second is a small size. The following are a few key elements to remember: A typical built-in dishwasher is 25 inches deep and 34 inches tall. They often weigh around 75 pounds. Built-in dishwashers can weigh up to 125 pounds, depending on the design and model.

A tiny built-in dishwasher has a depth of 26 inches and a height of 34 inches. A tiny built-in dishwasher typically weighs around 65 pounds. Compact dishwashers can weigh anything from 50 to 75 pounds.

Built-in dishwashers are also classified as front control or top control dishwashers, in addition to these classifications. The control panel is hidden when the door is closed on a top control dishwasher, giving the appliance a streamlined appearance. The controls for a front control dishwasher are located on the front of the door. This means you can get to them even if the door is shut, but the look may be slightly altered.

After a meal, doing the dishes by hand might take an extra half hour to an hour, and unless you and your family have been cleaning all day, you might be left with crusty and tough breakfast and lunch items that you will have to clean. Having the right size dishwasher makes cleaning those items a breeze while saving on energy costs as well.

Moving a Dishwasher

Now that you know exactly how much the various types of dishwashers and how much they weigh, it will be easier to install or remove them. Before installing a new dishwasher, you must first measure the rough opening to ensure that the new appliance fits in the space. Most dishwashers will fit in a space measuring 24" wide by 24" deep by 35" high.

Dishwasher dimensions may generally be found on the manufacturer's website or in a specs sheet from a shop like Home Depot. Make sure there's enough room on all sides and factor in the height change that comes with attaching the legs to the bottom of the unit.

Dishwashers are bulky and awkward to carry, so if you don't have a truck or van, consider renting one. Using ratchet tie-down straps, make sure your dishwasher is secure before driving. Wrapping moving mats around the device to protect it during travel is also a good idea. Use a truck with a ramp to transport your dishwasher from the car to your home.

Back up the vehicle if feasible so that the ramp's end may be placed on the entryway's threshold. This configuration makes it easy to slide the unit off the truck and into your house. If you don't have access to a ramp, you'll need to seek the support of friends or relatives and lift and walk with the dishwasher using lifting straps or slings.

A two-wheel dolly can be used, but we don't encourage it since tipping the dishwasher causes the pieces inside to shift about, increasing the danger of unintentional damage. Protect the floor with cardboard boxes or a thick rug before carrying the unit inside your home. Place the floor covers from the point of entry to the installation area to protect your flooring if you need to take a break and put the dishwasher away.

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