When it comes to upgrading your kitchen and installing new fixtures and appliances, the first step, of course, is always going to be removing the old ones. Smaller fixtures and appliances are fairly easy to do yourself, but the larger ones, such as stoves, dishwashers, and microwaves, will need a bit of preparation and research. We suggest always consulting the specific instructions for each appliance when removing/dismantling. If you cannot find the accompanying literature, please seek the advice of a professional, just to be safe.
First, make sure you measure door openings and large appliances before you try to move them in. You can use old carpet pieces or cardboard boxes to slide them across floors and protect those floors at the same time.
Electric Range – Free Standing. This appliance can be moved away from the wall so that you can disconnect it. Once it is placed on a dolly it can be taken to a convenient spot for removal. If there is an upper oven with a fan, be sure to disconnect the duct connection beforehand.
Range – Drop In. This will be fastened to the base or side cabinets, so you will want to look inside the range itself or inside the cabinets to find the connection. Use help to lift the range up to unplug it or turn off the gas. It can then be placed on a dolly for removal.
A few points to consider for specific range styles:
When it comes to upgrading your kitchen fixtures, we are here to help. Ascension General Contractors is a full-service repair company, and we are proud to serve the Nashville community.