Failure SignsOf course, you don’t want to jump the gun. There must be a legitimate reason for a built-in dishwasher removal. Otherwise, you can skip the whole thing and just have it repaired. The question now becomes, is it really time for it to go? Well, you should look for some common failing dishwasher signs. For instance, if it goes through a whole cycle but doesn’t clean. Or, water pools around the bottom of the appliance.
Removing an undercounter dishwasher and replacing it will take an experienced installer less than an hour. You probably won’t manage the job that quickly, but it is a relatively simple procedure, especially because the plumbing and electrical hookups are already in place. And by doing the work yourself, you can save the $100 or more a retailer will charge, or step up to a model with more features. —This Old HouseThose two symptoms are bad news and likely mean you’ll need a replacement built-in dishwasher. Or, if the thing overfills and under-fills with water during operation. Strange sounds are also an indication that it’s dying out. The truth is, in most cases, it’s usually less expensive to replace it than fix it. And, if you do, you’ll get a new appliance, which is a big plus because it will use less water and energy.
Dishwasher Replacement Guide in Cape CoralIf you are ready to tackle the dishwasher replacement job, just take it step by step and don’t try to rush through it. Here’s a helpful overview of how to uninstall a built-in dishwasher:
- Disconnect the power and water supplies. The very first thing you need to do is to disconnect the power supply (or shut it off at the breaker on the main electrical panel) and also disconnect or turn off the water supply.
- Disconnect the drain line from the appliance. Next, you’ll need to disconnect the drain line running from the unit. Be sure to have a bucket and towels ready to go so you aren’t taken by surprise.
- Determine how it’s installed under the counter. Most built-in dishwasher units are fastened to the underside of the countertop. Take a look to determine how it’s installed so you can unfasten it.
- Unfasten it and gently remove it from the space. Once it’s free, you’ll need to walk it out of the space. It’s best to have a helping hand around for this to make it easier.