How to Move a Dishwasher

Step One:  Shut off the Power

Many dishwasher units may be simply unplugged from a wall outlet. If this is not the case, you can shut off the appliance’s circuit breaker at the electrical panel. A note of warning: If you are unfamiliar with the design of your home’s electrical system, you may want to enlist the services of a qualified technician before attempting to disconnect your dishwasher.

Step Two: Disconnect the Water Supply

If you have easy access to your dishwasher’s supply valves, shut them off before you attempt to move the unit. After the water is off, disconnect and drain the supply hoses. When completely dry, wrap hoses with towels or packing paper and place inside the dishwasher. Sponge any remaining water from the bottom of the dishwasher. If possible, remove the pump cover inside the appliance and wipe it dry as well.

Step Three: Clean & Air Dry    

You’ll want to give your unit a basic cleaning and let it dry before packing it up. Wipe off the control panel with a dampened cloth and mild soap to remove visible food and soap residue.

Lastly, you’ll want to prevent mold by allowing your dishwasher to dry out. Leave the door open for at least 24 hours after you’ve disconnected the water supply to ensure that your unit is free of moisture during transit.

Please Take Notice

You may authorize your United agent to pre-arrange for appliance servicing before your move date. Many large units have high-voltage connections or gas supplies that require the attention of an appliance technician. Your United agent cannot help you disconnect, service or reinstall appliances that fall into this category.

You may authorize your United agent to arrange for appliance servicing. This service will be provided through a trusted, third-party service which will be added to the Bill of Lading as an additional cost.

Your United Mover Cannot:

  • Disconnect appliances (ice maker, washer, dryer, etc.) or reconnect them in the new residence.
  • Disconnect utilities.     
  • Repair appliances.

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