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I assume you mean under the counter? Shut off the power at the circuit breaker. Take the bottom panel off the dishwasher. Find the power supply box. In the front on either side. Usually there is one screw holding the cover on. Take the cover off and it will expose the electrical connections, usually wire nuts. Remove the wiring and connectors. Don't forget to double check power is turned off!!!

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How do you pull out the dishwasher - have hideous ants & need to put diatomaceous earth behind it.

  • Turn off and disconnect the water line from under your sink.
  • Disconnect the drain line from either the air gap or the garbage disposal.
  • If the dishwasher power cord is plugged into a receptacle you will need to unplug that.
  • If it is hard wired into the dishwasher you will need to turn the power off at your house breaker. Please be careful and make sure you have the power truly off by confirming with your dishwasher. Set it to a cycle and make sure its dead.
  • There is an access panel at the bottom of your dishwasher to locate the junction box where the power is connected.
  • (If you have enough cord/drain hose/ water supply inlet hose, you sometimes can just pull the dishwasher straight out. Without having to disconnect anything. )
  • You will need to remove the access panel usually by either two 1/4 inch screws or a phillips some of the new access panels use plastic keepers just turn those from the vertical position to a horizontal position and they just pop right out. Now you can access the junction box where the power goes in.
  • You need to remove the mounting screws at the top of the dishwasher under the counter.
  • The dishwasher should be ready to pull straight out.
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  1. Unplug the dishwasher, usually under the sink.
  2. Turn off the supply faucet to the dishwasher, also under the sink.
  3. Disconnect the dishwasher supply hoses and the drain hose which usually empties into the garbage disposal. Have a small bucket or pan and some towels ready, the water in the hoses will leak out.
  4. Open the dishwasher door. There should be 3 or more screws holding the dishwasher to the cabinet. Remove these screws and re-close the dishwasher door.
  5. Grab the dishwasher door handle and gently pull the dishwasher outwards, lifting slightly and moving side-to-side as space allows.
  6. If it is unable to move due to the trim plate at the front of the base of the dishwasher, remove that too. Otherwise, just leave the trim in place.
  7. Gradually continue to pull the dishwasher outwards, and push/pull the hoses and power cord out along with it.

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How do i remove this dishwasher

There are a couple of screws up into the counter top...remove them, disconnect the drain hose, the water supply and the electric supply.... then just pull the dishwasher straight out away from under the counter...


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first make sure the power is need to disconnect the power at the junction box,then you need to turn water supply off and disconnect the supply line from the water valve its easier to disconnect that way than from bottom of dishwasher.then just disconnect the drain line from under the sink.lower levelers on front of dishwasher under neith of it.there are 2 screws that attach to the top of the dishwasher to hold it in have to open the door to see these screws.and thats all there is to it.

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The unit is hard wired (no plug). with the kick plate removed, you will see a wiring box. With the power off, open the wiring box and disconnect the supply wiring then disconnect the incoming wire from the unit. turn off the water and disconnect the water line under the unit. disconnect the drain line under the sink and pass the slack through behind the dishwasher. Open the door and remove the mounting screws holding the unit in place. slide the unit out.

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I need to unplug and move a built-in Maytag dishwasher

Follow these steps:

1. Locate the electrical service breaker for your appliance and turn it off at the breaker panel. If it is plugged in by a serivce outlet, unplug the unit.
2. Turn off the water source under the sink.
3. Disconnect the drain line under the sink.
4. Remove the lower panel under the dishwasher door.
5. Locate the small electrical junction box under the dishwasher and disconnect the wires leads. Remember, standard household wiring is as follows: BLACK (HOT - 110-120VAC), WHITE (NEUTRAL - 0VAC, GREEN (or bare copper) is GROUND. Make sure you reconnect the wires in this fashion with wire lug nuts. If you have a local outlet plug you may leave the wiring instact.
6. Locate the fill valve (Usually on the left hand side of the dishwasher). This is where the water supply line connects. Disconnect the water supply line from the fill valve.
7. The dishwasher should have a couple of mounting screws located where the top of the dishwasher cabinet meets the underside of the cabinet.
8. With everything removed, the dishwasher should now be free and slide out from under the cabinet.

Let me know if you have further questions. I hope this helps you.

NOTE: You can also remove the water supply line at the fitting under the sink if it makes things easier.

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