Uninstalling a dishwasher requires turning off the electricity and the use of a pair of pliers. Shut off the water supply to a dishwasher and take off the wire nuts when uninstalling a dishwasher with tips from an experienced carpenter and construction specialist in this free video series on home repair and maintenance.
Hello my name is Oscar Moreno with Moreno Custom Home Visions, and today we're going to teach you guys how to uninstall a dishwasher. Your basic tools that you're going to need are your volt tester. Make sure there's nothing, no electricity present. You're also going to need a phillips screwdriver. Also you're going to need a small six inch crescent, maybe two. And you're just going to need a regular old pair of pliers. Now first thing that we're going to do is to shut off the water supply to the dishwasher, which is located underneath your kitchen sink. Once you located which shut off belongs to your dishwasher, you can go ahead and turn that off. A little tip you guys, go ahead and look underneath. If you see a valve, a shut off valve with two lines coming out instead of one, that's going to be it. Look out for the one that has two lines coming out of the shut off valve. So once you're located that go ahead and shut it off. Now we're going to open up the bottom covers to your dishwasher, opening those guys up are going to reveal all the guts underneath. Don't be overwhelmed by them. Simply you're going to look for the electrical boxes underneath there, we're going to open up the electrical box first, use our tester to make sure that there's no power there. Once you've checked that there is no power, you can go ahead and start to take off the wire nuts, disconnect the wires, pull them out of the box, therefore you got the electrical free. Second, we're going to go ahead, and right underneath the cover to your left you're going to find where the water line is attached to. You're going to have to disconnect that guy from the water line, remove him out of the way. Once you've done so you'll have cleared at least two of the steps. Your final step is going to be to remove the drain line. The drain line is easily attached by a simple pressure clip that can be removed real easily with a pair of pliers. So simply hold on to your clip, pull the drain assembly off. Therefore you can just pull the whole dishwasher out without harming any of the drain, water and electrical supplies. Now your final step is going to be on the outside of the dishwasher. You're going to open your door, and you're going to find two screws that are going to be located right underneath the dishwasher. Right where the counter top and the dishwasher meet together. Once you've found those screws, you can go ahead and unscrew those guys, once those come off the dishwasher should be free from anything holding it back. And you can pull it out carefully That's how you uninstall a dishwasher.