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How To Disconnect A Dishwasher

There’s a multitude of signs that indicate you need a new dishwasher including a door that won’t lock, water leakage on the floor, cracks and rust appearing, and dishes remain dirty. The average life of a dishwasher is about six to ten years, so as major components wear out and guarantees expire it may be time to replace your appliance.

A dishwasher can be removed quickly, but you may need the help of an experienced appliance engineer to get the job done safely. Find out more about how to disconnect a dishwasher here…

A disconnecting guide

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You’ll need screwdrivers and channel-lock pliers in order to start disconnecting a dishwasher. Before you begin its essential that you turn off the power at the wall socket outlet. Bear in mind if your dishwasher has been hard-wired into an electrical circuit, the disconnection will be more complicated and will require a qualified engineer to carry out this procedure for you.

See how to disconnect a dishwasher water line, how to disconnect a dishwasher drain hose below:

Disconnecting a dishwasher water line

Your dishwasher will probably be located near to your kitchen sink, so finding the water supply line should be relatively simple. When you’ve found the valve turn it off – this will turn off the water. If the dishwasher has been plumbed without a shutoff valve, you’ll need to turn off the water at the mains before disconnecting the waterline.

You then unscrew the two pipes that connect it to the system – the water supply tube that’s a small copper or plastic tube covered with wire mesh, and the drain line. Using the channel-lock pliers, disconnect the supply tube from the outlet on the shutoff valve. If there’s no shutoff valve you may need a professional to unhook the compression fitting or coupling nut that connects the water supply tube to the hot water pipe.

This may produce some excess water so a container needs to be positioned underneath to catch any overflow.

Disconnecting a dishwasher drain hose

Removing the drain hose is the next step. This is connected to the drain or waste disposal feed and is normally secured by a metal clamp connected by a screw. Locate the rubber hose to its end connection which may have an air gap fitting mounted to the sink or countertop. The screw or clamp then needs to be carefully loosened in order for the hose to be removed safely.

How do you remove a fitted dishwasher? How to remove a dishwasher that’s fitted is done by:

Unfastening the mounting brackets

Mounting brackets are the typical way of holding the dishwasher in place – screwed into the bottom of the countertop over the dishwasher. They can be located by opening the dishwasher door at the lip of the kitchen counter, and you can unscrew them to release the appliance.

Lowering and removing the dishwasher

Unscrew the legs to relocate the dishwasher by removing the faceplate found at the lower end of the dishwasher face. You may need to remove mounting screws or spring clips. Twisting the uncovered legs clockwise will lower the body enabling you to slide the dishwasher out of the cabinet – lifting slightly to prevent any damage to the floor.

Need professional help?

Dishwasher repair London experts have the experience and the skills to help with dishwasher disconnections. You’ll be able to get a detailed quote upfront and arrange a same-day or short-notice service to suit you. Highly trained technicians will bring all the necessary tools and equipment – and your fully insured service comes with a guarantee lasting six months.