Moving large appliances without help is difficult, but few appliances are more complicated than the dishwasher. It requires special attention, certain know-how and especially manpower. Here at Nichol’s Moving in Slidell, we do our best to make sure your moving experience is as smooth and stress-free as possible. So if you’re planning on moving your dishwasher to your new house, here are some important tips to remember.
Shut off the electricity and water
One of the first and most important steps to moving any appliance is to properly shut down the electricity. Cut off the electricity to that general area by shutting off the breaker that connects to the kitchen (or wherever the dishwasher is located). Since the dishwasher is also connected to the water, you should also shut that off. Sometimes there is a switch underneath the sink that cuts off the water and electricity to the dishwasher.
Carefully pull out the machine
Next, you will need to pull the machine out of the wall most of the way, so you can disconnect the cables. All dishwashers are slightly different, but most have screws within the machine that affix it to the wall. Unscrew the screws and release the machine from the wall. Then slowly and carefully pull the machine out.
Disconnect the power and water lines from the back
There are three lines you’ll need to disconnect coming from the back of the dishwasher: two tube-like cords and an electrical cord. Follow the electrical cord until you get to the metal box in the back. Open the metal box and remove the cord by releasing the nuts. Remember not to lose the nuts because you need them to reattach the wire. Next, disconnect the drainage pipe. This is the device that releases water into the sink. You might need some tools to take off this pipe.
Finally, remove the water supply pipe, which is usually found underneath the dishwasher unit. You might have to take off the bottom portion of the unit to reach it. Take this off by using a wrench to loosen the nut that attaches it. Be ready when you release the tube because there could be excess water that comes out.
Take it out on a dolly
With all the cords disconnected, it’s time to actually move it. Tape down or remove any lose parts that might fly around. Then cover the front of the dishwasher with a blanket, so when you put it on the dolly, it doesn’t get scratched. Be careful the door doesn’t open and the bottom panel doesn’t come off because they are lose on some models. Once you wheel it out to the truck, make sure it’s place in a secure spot.
Remember, whether you’re moving from Slidell or to Slidell, we are the moving company that makes it happen.