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Old 09-19-2012, 09:37 AM   #1
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Would it hurt anything to have a dishwasher in your kitchen but not hook it up to electric or plumbing? There is one in there now and i cant afford a new cabinet to replace it, but i dont want to use it, i prefer handwashing dishes. Can i just leave it there and unhook the wiring and plumbing for it?

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Not sure why you would want to go so far as to unhook it but it would do no harm.

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because it would waste electricity and i dont want it leaking behind the cabinets and ruining my new wood floors
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just turn off the power and water that goes to it. No reason to unhook it.
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because it would waste electricity and i dont want it leaking behind the cabinets and ruining my new wood floors
Turn off the circuit breaker for it (in the electrical panel).

Then turn off the supply valve in the water line. This is usually under the sink next to the dishwasher.

Leave it open to make sure it's thoroughly dried out inside. Otherwise it'll get mold/mildew inside. You might want to use a desiccant in there to absorb any moisture that might be present. Damp-Rid, Mary Kate, etc.
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