How should I remove a dishwasher
Remove the dishwasher
There is often no getting around the dishwasher
Dishwashers can be found in almost every kitchen today. Like other household electrical appliances, a dishwasher can also be defective. Most of the time, if you want to repair your dishwasher, you have to take it out. On the one hand, because most dishwashers are integrated in fitted kitchens, on the other hand, to reach the defective part.
The only stand-alone dishwashers need to be locked, but not removed. There are therefore different designs of dishwashers:
- Built-in dishwasher
- Undermount dishwasher
- freestanding dishwashers
Differences between the different constructions
Undermount and built-in dishwashers are often equated. Depending on the manufacturer, they can actually be installed in the same way. As a rule, however, the undercounter dishwasher is not fastened any further - even if there are appropriate mounting means for such dishwashers.
On the other hand, built-under and free-standing dishwashers are mostly identical. The devices are designed in such a way that all you have to do is remove the worktop. You already have an undercounter dishwasher.
The design does not necessarily allow conclusions to be drawn about the fastening
But regardless of the design of your dishwasher - if it is built in, the fastening can differ significantly or not be present at all. Some fitters even come up with the idea of improvising attaching a dishwasher if the mounting material is missing.
Even adventurous fortifications are possible
Silicone on the side walls, screw connections through the shelf walls of the adjacent base units - everything is possible. In particular, if you do not know who installed a fitted kitchen and dishwasher, you should always bear that in mind.
Standard fixings for dishwashers
If it is a model that has been appropriately equipped with mounting options by the manufacturer, it is usually two sheet steel plates or steel brackets. They are attached to the top of the dishwasher and screwed to the worktop on the side. With natural stone countertops, it can happen again that a particularly clever fitter has used silicone for this.
Undercounter dishwashers just got jammed
If there are no mounting options, an undercounter dishwasher is attached to the height-adjustable feet, by literally spreading it apart. By screwing in the legs (like you screw in a screw, to the right) you also screw in the thread of the feet. Then you can see whether the device is lowering.
Pay attention to these possible subtleties of the fastening
All these special features when fastening dishwashers are important for you if you had not installed the device and you do not know how the fitter used it at the time. Please bear this in mind in the following removal instructions.
Step-by-step instructions for removing a dishwasher
- possibly descaler and acetic acid, if you just want to store the dishwasher
- possibly wire or cable ties to fix the hoses and the power line
- possibly odor plug or blind plug for the siphon, if no other device is connected
- Water pump pliers
- various screwdrivers (cross and slotted)
- Fork and ring wrench set
- Container for collecting water
- Cleaning rags to dry the floor
1. Preparatory work
If you want to store or sell the dishwasher, cleaning and descaling a used machine would make sense. You can find out how to descale the dishwasher by following the link.
There you can also read how to use vinegar essence (acetic acid) or citric acid, for example. In addition to decalcifying, these acids are also suitable for cleaning, which includes odor neutralization and an antibacterial effect.
2. Water connections and electricity
Now turn off the shut-off valve for the water inlet. In addition, pull out the mains plug of the dishwasher. In many fitted kitchens, the socket on the wall where the fitted kitchen is located is behind or next to the dishwasher.
As a rule, the socket is then accessible via a kitchen cabinet next to it (missing rear wall or large hole in it). After you have pulled the plug, you can pull off the waste water hose and close the siphon with a blind plug.
3. Remove the dishwasher
Now the dishwasher is being removed. As described above, the device can be attached in different ways. Now carry out the necessary steps for expansion. Dishwashers may have been installed in such a way that you first have to remove the water hoses from the dishwasher before pulling them out completely.
Because with some devices, the inlet hose cannot be laid because of the Aquastop device (a mostly gray plastic box on the wall-side connector, under the sink) or pulled through behind the kitchen base units when it is being removed. Once that has been clarified, you can now finally pull the dishwasher out of the installation niche.
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