Originally Posted by Golfwannabee
Have a 2018 Ventana with a Fisher Paykel dishwasher. I want to remove it and replace with drawer space. Looking for details on how to remove it correctly. Newgle and customer service were marginally helpful. Thanks in advance for any information, links, etc.
A single drawer I assume?
Unplug it if the plug is under the sink. The plug may be behind it, if so turn off the breaker. Turn off the water valve and disconnect the plastic fill line. Disconnect the drain line from the air gap, or if no air gap from wherever it's connected, then find a way to cap that connection.
Now open the drawer and at the bottom front sides you'll see a square about 3/4" x 3/4". That is what locks the slides to the drawer. Push in on one at a time, and at the same time put your thumb under and slide it back about halfway. Do the other side the same, holding onto to drawer because those are the slides it rests on. Now get ready to remove the drawer by lifting it up a bit, then reach under and push each slide all the way in to the dishwasher cabinet. Now the drawer is loose, so you rotate it and lay it on its side to your left. The connections are just long enough to do this, so it's a bit tricky. Also be careful not to scratch the wood cabinet or floor. You may want to lay a blanket from the counter to the floor for protection
Now to disconnect the dishwasher casing from the cabinet, it may have brackets on the top and/or sides. If so, just remove the screws. An alternate mounting is behind the insulation on the sides (if there is insulation). Two screws on each side (one in front, one in back) go into the cabinet side wood though big tab brackets, and be very careful because those brackets are very sharp (stamp-cut in the side of the sheet metal), and will slice your finger badly (believe me).
BTW it may also just have drywall screws run through the cabinet elsewhere by a hack installer, so if it doesn't move just look around for them. Have also seen lag bolts into the cabinet base through the holes the feet were in.
Now the entire thing can be slid out, and you can replace the drawer. BTW if you're going to just trash it, cut the various lines to the drawer and carry it out in two pieces.
If it is a 2-drawer model, the instructions are the same but the internal side brackets are only inside the bottom drawer.
I install built-in appliances for a living, so have installed many FP dishwashers.