You’ve started noticing signs that something’s awry with your dishwasher. It begins small but eventually and inevitably, grows larger and larger. Finally, it comes to a point where there’s no getting around dishwasher removal and replacement. But, if you don’t buy a new appliance, chances are excellent that you’ll have to remove the old dishwasher and install the replacement. The good news is, unlike some home improvement projects, this doesn’t require too much skill.
Old Dishwasher Removal Steps
Okay, so one thing you might need to prepare for is linoleum flooring removal, if it’s been water damaged. Also, you’ll have to take the uninstall step-by-step in the reverse order of its installation. You don’t need to be a licensed plumber, electrician, or contractor to remove a dishwasher. But, this doesn’t mean it’s without any effort. To make it easy on yourself, you should take it one step at a time so you don’t unwittingly create more work.
Removing a built-in dishwasher without damaging it or surrounding attachments can seem like an overwhelming task. But, with the right tools and steps, you can remove your built-in dishwasher with ease. —Do It Yourself.com
Much like a water heater replacement, you can do this on your own. However, it is easy to cause damage to the kitchen counter, the floor, or other parts of the kitchen, if you are not careful. Be sure to cover the kitchen floor for protection and then gather the tools you’ll need. These tools include a drill-driver, gloves, pry bar, cart or hand truck, bucket, towels, and wrench. Then, follow these old dishwasher removal steps:
- Empty the cabinet under the sink. Empty the dishwasher itself (if you’ve not already done so) and then clear out the space under the sink. This is to provide you with more room to work freely. This is a great opportunity to check out the interior to determine if there’s any water damage or other types of damage.
- Turn off the water and power supplies. Once the kitchen cabinet and dishwasher are empty, you can then go to the house’s main electrical panel and shut off the breaker supplying power to the appliance. Additionally, you’ll need to shut off the water supply.
- Disconnect the electrical wiring or power cord. Next, you’ll have to disconnect the electrical wiring or pull the power cord. In most models, the wiring or the cord is behind the front panel, located at the bottom of the appliance.
- Disconnect the drain line and pull the appliance out. After you turn off water supply and power supply, and disconnect the wiring or cord, it’s time to disconnect the drain line. Use towels and bucket to catch the water. Once the drain line is clear, you can then gently pull the appliance out. Unfasten the retaining screws right under the counter and pull the appliance out.
If you need appliance removal for your home, business, or other location, go ahead and phone 800-433-1094 or visit Haul Junk Away. We’ll take care of it for you, so you don’t have to take time out of your schedule to do it on your own.