Dishwasher Insulation for Noise


I just bought a new dishwasher. I am putting this in a kitchen I am upgrading prior to selling the house. There isn't a dishwasher in there at all currently, and I am replacing cabinets as well.
Because the dishwasher is a lower end model, I want to do something to insulate it for noise. I can't afford an expensive machine, which is why I bought the one I did, but I also want to make the dishwasher as quiet as I can for whoever buys the house.
I'd like to put insulation around the unit itself, and insulate the door if possible. I figure that, because I am putting this in coincurrent with installing cabinets, it might be a little easier to put in more or better insulation. The unit itself has a plastic tub and no insulation blanket at all.
Does anyone have any suggestions as to what would be the best to use, and the best way to go about this?
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
I did this and glued acoustical ceiling tile to the walls behind it

Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

<snip>
I hadn't thought of acoustical tiles. Saves space. I was thinking of foamboard glued to the 'walls' and to the 'ceiling'. Most are already wrapped with some glass insulation so I suppose you could add more. The door might be your Achilles Heel. CHeck or room behind the decorative front panel but it's likely to me minimal.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
snipped-for-privacy@aol.com wrote:

First you want to physically isolate it. That includes from the floor (some sort of pads) and air transmission (seal the area it will fit in and then sound absorbing material and sound deadening material (lead sheets works well.)
Take a look at: http://www.soundproofing.org/ for information not contaminated by commercial backing.
--
Joseph Meehan

Dia \'s Muire duit
  Click to see the full signature.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
snipped-for-privacy@aol.com says...

You're selling the house, so insulating it for noise for *you* is not the issue. Given the unlikelihood of a prospective buyer asking you to turn it on to see how loud it is, I wouldn't bother. If they're that fussy, they'll already be aware of the make/model and will know that it's not a top of the line unit, and you won't be foolinbg anybody. The fact that it's new is a good enough selling 'feature'. Your energy would be far better spent on visual cosmetics. The kind of stuff that makes people say "Wow!" even before they look under the patina. My opinion - forget about the dishwasher.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

I know I could simply forget about it, and it would probably not be an issue to a buyer. I just figure that, since I am in the process of replacing cabinets, and will have access to areas a buyer wouldn't later, I'll do it now. I don't imagine it would take a tremendous amount of additional work.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

Site Timeline

HomeOwnersHub.com is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here. All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.