You get a dishwasher delivered, want to connect it and read about a transport lock? Then everything is as it should be. Because the transport lock is important so that the dishwasher arrives safely.
Removing the transport lock
It’s understandable that washing machines, for example, are fitted with a transport lock. After all, the drum is suspended so that it can move and is therefore a sensitive part. If you take a closer look at the dishwasher, you will see that the transport lock has a purpose there too. It secures the spray arm, the moving part of the dishwasher, and should be present on every new appliance, regardless of whether it is a floor-standing dishwasher or a tabletop dishwasher.
Removing the transport lock is the first step when installing the dishwasher. You can find out exactly how to do this in the instructions; the system is not the same for all dishwashers. On some, the transport lock is attached directly to the spray arm; on other appliances, it is a screw on the back panel (similar to the washing machine). Especially in the latter case, it is important to remove the transport lock before you connect the dishwasher and slide it under the worktop; forget it and you will have extra work.
Also of interest: Table dishwasher – where to put it?