How to Remove an Old Dishwasher Like 1, 2, 3…

When you are upgrading your kitchen, there are lots of different things that you might want to change or upgrade. Most of the time, if you’re doing an entire renovation, you may find that you actually want to rip everything out and start again. In this post, you’re going to learn how to how to disconnect a dishwasher safety and easily.

When this is the case, you then also need to make sure that the whole room is a blank canvas. This means that you’ll want to strip the walls and floors, remove the counters and cabinets, and other appliances as well.

If you’re working with a contractor, they will typically take care of this for you. But, if you’re doing this all yourself, you’ll want to learn how to how to remove a dishwasher in the correct way. So let’s walk through the key points you need to do when removing or disconnecting your dishwasher.

Inspect & Clean

Start by inspecting the water lines for kinks or rust. After ensuring you have no issues with the water lines you’ll want to clean and prep the area, such as under the sink. You’ll also want to try and clear up under the sink so that you have clear access to your connections.

Shut Off The Water

Now that you’re all cleaned out and prepped, you will need to make sure that you shut the water off. To shut off the water you will need to locate the angle stops turning. Search for the angle stop – if you are unsure what you are looking for. There will be several angel stops and you need to locate the one for the hot water. Turn your faucet on to the hot position and turn one of the angle stops off. If the water is still running then open that angle stop back up and try the other, this should get the water to stop coming out of the faucet. If not then contact a plumber because this means the angle stop is not working properly to shut down the water. Once the water has been shut down then disconnect the line feeding the dishwasher.

Shut Off The Power

The dishwasher should have a corded plug coming from the dishwasher and connected to an outlet. Unplug the dishwasher from the mains. If it was hard wired, then you may need to get an electrician in to help in this process.

Remove The Dishwasher

The last step in the process of removing the dishwasher itself. The first part is to remove the pipes from the dishwasher to the water supply and trace them to the source points. You will be able to do this by loosening the clip and detaching the hose. Then, you need to unscrew the mounting brackets under the sink and lower it down by typically turning the feet. Then, you can remove the dishwasher by pulling or sliding it straight out of the cabinet and you’ve completed the process.

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