How to Remove Kitchen Appliances and Fixtures
Host Paul Ryan demonstrates how to complete a kitchen demolition.
Clean out the area under the sink. Remove the cabinet doors to give better access. Inspect the water lines for kinks or corrosion. Replace if necessary.
Shut off the electricity at the breaker. Tip: place a piece of tape over the breaker switch to ensure no one turns it on while you're working. Turn off the water under the sink.
Take off the front cover at the bottom of the dishwasher to expose the wiring. Use a voltage meter to test the wires at the dishwasher to ensure the power is still off. Remove the electrical box from the unit. Unscrew the wire nuts and pull apart the wires. Start with the green wires, white and then black.
Disconnect the drain line from the dishwasher and the water supply line from the dedicated dishwasher stop.
Open the door to the dishwasher, then remove the screws secured to the underside of the countertop. Raise the legs using a wrench. Slowly pull out the dishwasher ensuring the wires are out of the way. Also, the drain line should come out with the dishwasher from under the sink. Tip: Place a drop cloth or piece of cardboard in front of the dishwasher to prevent scratches on the floor.
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