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Question DetailsAsked on 12/21/2013

problem installing dishwasher due to tile floor who do you call

previous dishwasher installed and then kitchen floor had ceramic tile installed. now need to remove dishwasher and install new one. hard to get to the legs on the old dishwasher to remove it. what/who should I hire to do this

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An appliance repairman/installer should be able to do this - be sure to warn him in advance of the situation, he might want to bring extra cutting tools he does not normally carry with him. A handyman could also, but you would have to be confident he is not going to damage the cabinets or flooring or countertop getting it out.

Here is a reply to your situation I gave a while back that should clarify what you can do about this situation -

Not tough to do it yourself. Be SURE to disconnect water and power first, and try to avoid knicking the drain discharge hose, as it will still have a cup or two of water in it until laid flat to drain - that amount of water does not get along well with power tools. I just did one a week or so ago for a neighbor with this situation, with VERY fancy marble stone flooring installed with the new dishwasher already in. Of course Murphy stepped in, and not a month later their dishwasher had a catastrophic meltdown - literally - molten plastic all over the floor under it due to a short in the heated drying element circuit. I was able to remove the front bottom panel, chop the legs and bottom of the frame completely off with a sawzall to shorten it, and get it out in about 15 minutes total time. Plastic tub ones can be done about as fast is you cut through the middle of the tub, above the base frame - solid stainless like Krupps take WAYYY longer and a lot of blades, or some really heavy duty hydraulic shears. Saw one commercial multi-oven Krupp oven in a hotel restaurant where they had put in all new marble flooring and stainless steel countertops without removing the appliances - they had to bring in a demolition contractor with hydraulic metal cutting shears - the Jaws of Life type - to cut the oven out for repair - needless to say, it became a replacement rather than a repair job, on a $5000 oven that needed about a $2000 thermostat repair.

Answered 6 years ago by LCD


Oops - typo - $200 thermostat repair was needed, not $2000

Answered 5 years ago by LCD

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