I canít get my old dishwasher out :(

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Old 09-12-18, 07:18 PM
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I canít get my old dishwasher out :(

Trying to remove a super old dishwasher thatís not been used in years.
The former owners soldered the water pipe from the basement and fed it through a small hole so I canít push it down enough to get the dishwasher out.
Theres a metal plate on the bottom of the dishwasher that I think if I remove it I can get it out but I donít know how to do that.
Iím not an expert so redoing the piping isnít an option. Definitely on a budget and DIY here.
Attached a pic off the pipe, excuse the dirt haha lit havenít used this in forever.

Any suggestions would be appreciated! Thanks
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Old 09-12-18, 07:53 PM
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Poor you.

Unfortunately you have to cut it. As flush as you can. If possible run new lines from the kitchen sink to feed the dishwasher. The pipe you cut off cap it with a shark bite half inch push on.
 
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Old 09-12-18, 07:57 PM
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Is it soldered onto the valve in the basement? Are you planning on putting in a new dishwasher, or converting it to cabinet space?


It looks like they got the bottom plate off somehow, and assembled the rest of the dishwasher. Big box store do sell copper pipe cutters for about $15 if it comes down to cutting it.
 
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Welcome to the forums.

That's a first. A hole was "cut" in the bottom of the dishwasher for the water line. That bottom metal piece doesn't come off. It's a tack welded frame.

A picture of the basement plumbing would be helpful.
You may be able to cut the pipe under that metal frame with a hacksaw.

You will also need to turn the feet up to get the unit out.
 
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this is the basement they lit fed it through a tiny ass hole. Fml. ����
 

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I put a red line on the pipe. You can cut the pipe there and cap it or put a valve on for the future. Sharkbite makes a line of push-on parts that require no soldering.
 
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Old 09-12-18, 08:20 PM
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Ok I will try Home Depot and see if they have that.

What do do you mean put a red line on the pipe?
 
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Old 09-12-18, 08:27 PM
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Duh never mind I see the red line.
 
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Do you just want to cap it for now ?
After the pipe is cut..... it just pushes on. Not needed if you currently have a valve in place.
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You could take a grinder (and 1/16" x 4 1/2" metal cutting wheel) and enlarge the hole.... make 2 cuts in the bottom on either side of that hole and up the back of the dishwasher an inch or two, then one horizontal cut across the top of your cuts to remove the metal behind the pipe. Then it would slide out. No plumbing required.

course you might still need to move it for the next dishwasher.
 
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Old 09-13-18, 08:28 AM
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I’m going to try and cut it and do the fitting because I do need this line for the new one. I’m heading to Home Depot today for things.
 
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Old 09-13-18, 11:14 AM
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Be sure you use a tubing cutter to cut the copper pipe.
 
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Old 09-13-18, 05:38 PM
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In addition to the above posts, I'd seal off that hole in the wood unless you want rodents to travel through it.
 
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Old 09-13-18, 08:53 PM
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By all means, make sure the water supply is turned off before you cut the pipe. Some residual water will drain, so have a bucket ready. but the water should be off until you can cap the line.

Save the cut piece so you can re-install after the new dishwasher. You would remove the cap, add a coupler and then add the old piece.
 
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Old 09-18-18, 06:00 AM
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Sorry I thought I posted the update.

I did end end up cutting the pipe and got the shark bite connector. Was fairly easy and we got the old dw out fine.

New dw dw is up and running great! Thanks everyone for the advice it was extremely helpful
Jenn
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