Thank You for using JustAnswer - My name is Tony and I am more than happy to help with your question today.There is no need to remove the door from the dishwasher although it may make it easier to remove the decritive door if you have one.
To remove the appliance, open the door fully.There is a series of screws running down both the left and right sides of the appliance body.Remove them.Look to the underside of the work surface where the top of the appliance is, there may be 2 screws there.
Remove the plinth board from the bottom of the base unit.This exposes the bottom of the appliance.Make sure the power is off and the water has been isolated.Identify the 2 front legs and screw them upwards so as to have the effect of lowering the appliance.
Having disconnected all the services you are now free to pull the dishwasher out on to the floor.
Thanks for the help on that
Now I need to replace the heating element on an integral SMV4400GB/20 dishwasher but can't workout how ?
Do you have the dishwasher out on to the floor.
No sorry I'm at work I'm just trying to get a heads up on what I need to do (once I've got the dishwasher on the floor) to replace the element
Once you have the dishwasher out it will be self evident.Where the heater element pushes through the floor of the dishwasher, you will see on the underside that the 2 terminal tags protrude.Disconnect the terminals and then loosen the centre bolt from the end of the element.That will release the rubber grommet that seals the element into the dishwasher.You can now swap out the old element for the new.Test the dishwasher before you replace it into it's working site.
Ok thanks much appreciated for your help
If you need a more detailed explanation or any other help just reply accordingly.Let me know how it all goes.Good luck.