Dishwasher DisposalNow, before you begin to take the old built-in dishwasher removal out, you’ll first need a plan for how to dispose of the used unit. Chances are excellent you’re replacing it because it’s not working properly any longer. If this is the case, you can just call a junk hauling service who offers appliance removal. This way, you don’t have to fool with it and worry about how to properly dispose of it.
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 HouseDon’t make the mistake of dragging out to the curb because the local trash collection agency won’t pick it up. And, do not give into the temptation to drop it off on a vacant lot or in the back of a retail center. You’re risking a fine for illegal dumping and that’s just too much. So, get rid of it the right way.
La Quinta DIY Dishwasher RemovalNow, let’s get onto the DIY dishwasher removal process. You’ll need a drill-driver, gloves, pry bar, cart or hand truck, bucket, towels, and wrench. Then, do the following:
- Empty the cabinet under the kitchen sink. The first thing you must do to remove an old dishwasher is to empty the cabinet space under the kitchen sink. You’ll need room to work and the more space you can free up, the better.
- 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.
- Carefully disconnect the drain line connected to the appliance. Get a few towels and a bucket before you jump into disconnecting the drain line to the dishwasher. You’ll use these to catch the water in the drain line. Carefully disconnect the drain line and then you can pull the appliance out from under the counter.