Installation Instructions


The installation of the Leak-Guard dishwasher pan can save expensive repairs caused by an undetected water leak. We refer to it as an indicator pan as its sole purpose is to indicate a leak that could otherwise go unnoticed causing thousands of dollars of damage to cabinets, floors, and walls.

  1. Disconnect the dishwasher from its power source by unplugging the power cord &/or turning off the breaker.
  2. Turn off the water valve which is located under the sink that has a water line which travels through the cabinet wall toward the dishwasher.
  3. Open the door to the dishwasher & remove 2 screws that connect the dishwasher to the bottom side of the countertop.
  4. Remove the toe plate which covers the bottom portion of the front of the dishwasher.
  5. Disconnect the water line on the bottom of the dishwasher. (It is helpful to slide a cookie sheet under the dishwasher at this point to catch the water that will drain out of the line.)
  6. Disconnect the power cord either by unplugging the cord from the wall, or by removing the 2 wire caps & disconnecting the power wires under the dishwasher.
  7. Raise the front 2 legs of the dishwasher by turning them counterclockwise.
  8. Slide the dishwasher out. (A piece of Masonite or cardboard should be placed on the floor to protect the floor from damage while sliding.)
  9. Set the Leak-Guard dishwasher pan in place & follow directions in reverse.

Please be certain that the surface in front of the dishwasher is level or below the surface where the pan sits.

If the pan is recessed below the grade of the flooring in front of the dishwasher there will be no way to determine that there is a leak.

We also recommend caulking along the bottom of the front edge of the pan. This will prevent water from seeping underneath should a leak ever occur.