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How Much Does Lowe’s Dishwasher Installation Cost?

Last Updated on February 5, 2024
Written by CPA Alec Pow | Content Reviewed by Certified CFA CFA Alexander Popinker

Upgrading kitchen appliances can be an exciting home improvement project. Installing a new, energy-efficient dishwasher from Lowe’s can help make clean-up after meals much easier. But before purchasing your new appliance, it’s important to understand how much Lowe’s dishwasher installation will cost.

How Much Does Lowes Dishwasher Installation Cost?

Professional installation services through Lowe’s typically range from $150 to $450, depending on the specifics of your project. The total price is influenced by the dishwasher you select, additional custom plumbing or electrical work required, accessories needed, and your location.

While a DIY install can save money upfront, using Lowe’s installation services offers important benefits like product warranties, expert assembly, and haul away of old appliances. Keep reading for a detailed breakdown of what’s included and what to expect.

What’s Included in Lowe’s Installation Package

Dishwasher From Lowe'sThe basic dishwasher installation package from Lowe’s includes:

  • Delivery of new appliance and accessories
  • Full installation and setup
  • Testing of dishwasher operation
  • Removal and disposal of old dishwasher
  • Basic manufacturer’s warranty

This covers standard installation in existing cabinetry with minor adjustments. The average cost for this basic install ranges $199 to $269.

If your kitchen requires more complex plumbing or electrical work to accommodate the new appliance, additional charges will apply:

  • New electrical hookup or outlet – $50 to $100
  • New drain line or plumbing modifications – $150 to $200

Lowe’s installers are fully insured and licensed plumbers and electricians. All installation work is covered by a 90-day labor warranty.

Additional Costs to Consider

Here are some other factors that can add cost for your Lowe’s dishwasher installation:

  • Extended protection plans – $50 to $300
  • Custom cabinet modifications – $100 to $500
  • Expedited or weekend installation fees – $50 to $100
  • Haul away of multiple old appliances – $25 to $50 per appliance

Purchasing add-ons like integrated panel kits, 3rd racks, or upgraded dryer systems will also increase your total installation cost. Consider your needs carefully during the appliance selection process to avoid unnecessary charges down the line.

How to Schedule Lowe’s Dishwasher Installation

Scheduling installation through Lowe’s is simple. You can either:

  • Book your appointment online after purchasing your dishwasher
  • Call your local Lowe’s store to schedule

Be prepared with your model number, serial number, and other details. Measure your existing opening to ensure proper sizing and clearance. Installers may need to access areas behind the unit, so remove any floor moldings or fugue sealing first.

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Expect the process to take 2 to 5 hours from start to finish. The installer will review your order, test dishwasher functions, and inspect your kitchen space during the appointment.

Comparing Lowe’s vs. DIY vs. Local Installers

Hiring Lowe’s for your dishwasher installation offers a few key advantages:

  • Included haul away – Lowe’s will remove and dispose of your old appliance. DIY or local installers may charge extra for this service.
  • Coordinated delivery – Your new dishwasher will be delivered directly when the installer arrives.
  • Product familiarity – Lowe’s installers have extensive experience specifically with the brands and models sold at their stores.
  • Landing new appliances – Purchasing and installing through Lowe’s can be a bundled package option.

However, independent local installers may offer lower rates in some areas – averaging $200 to $300. The tradeoff is likely not having haul away services included.

DIY installation is only recommended if you have strong electrical and plumbing skills. Expect the process to take 4 to 8 hours. The risk is voiding your product warranty if the installation is not up to code.

Maximizing Value with Lowe’s Installation

Here are some tips to maximize savings on your Lowe’s installation:

  • Ask about any current promotions or discounts. Lowe’s frequently offers 10-15% off installation services.
  • Bundle installation with appliance delivery and haul away to save $50 or more.
  • Purchase high-efficiency ENERGY STAR dishwashers to lower lifetime operating costs by $40/year.
  • Use Lowe’s credit card financing options to pay over time interest-free.

Final Words

Installing a new dishwasher through Lowe’s offers convenience and peace of mind. Their experienced installers handle the entire process professionally. While costs range from $150 to $450, the service warranty provides important coverage.

Carefully measure your space, purchase the right accessories, and schedule installers when ready. This helps ensure a smooth installation process. Investing in pro installation reduces headaches and long-term costs compared to DIY.

Does Lowes do free installation of dishwasher?

Unfortunately, Lowe’s does not offer free dishwasher installation. All installation services come at an additional cost to the purchase price of the appliance itself.

The lowest installation fee is typically around $150 for basic install of a standard dishwasher in good working conditions. Added electrical or plumbing work will increase the installation cost.

Customers can sometimes get free installation by taking advantage of seasonal promotions or by spending over a certain total project amount with Lowe’s. But in general, expect to pay reasonable installation fees to have your new dishwasher professionally installed by Lowe’s.

Is it better to have a plumber install a dishwasher?

Hiring a professional plumber for dishwasher installation is usually the best option. Plumbers have extensive experience with the complex plumbing connections required behind a dishwasher, including water supply lines, drains, valves, and traps.

They also can properly evaluate electrical requirements. Lowe’s installers are licensed, background-checked professionals with training on installing the specific appliance models sold at Lowe’s.

An independent plumber may be familiar with more dishwasher brands. Compare quotes among installers. But using a qualified pro instead of doing it yourself ensures correct assembly and avoids costly water leaks or electrical issues down the road.

How can I avoid Lowe’s delivery fee?

Here are some tips to avoid paying extra delivery fees when purchasing a new dishwasher from Lowe’s:

  • Opt for free store pickup rather than delivery. This allows you to transport the appliance yourself for free.
  • Ask the store about any current delivery promotions or free shipping thresholds. Lowe’s often runs specials like free delivery for over $500.
  • Bundle the dishwasher along with other large items you need delivered. Lowe’s charges per delivery, not per item, so adding more to the shipment doesn’t add cost.
  • Pay for appliance installation services, which include standard delivery in most cases. Having Lowe’s install avoids the delivery fee.
  • Consider the value of professional delivery when comparing DIY pickup versus home delivery. The fees offset the costs, time, and hassle of renting a truck to transport large kitchen appliances yourself.
  • Use a Lowe’s credit card. Some Lowe’s cards offer discounted or free delivery as a cardholder perk.

With some strategic planning, you can often minimize or avoid incurring delivery fees on large appliances from Lowe’s. Take advantage of any promotions or bulk purchasing strategies to maximize savings.

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