How to Remove A Built In Oven?

Sometimes you may need an upgrade in the kitchen, which you can do by reading our built in oven guide here,  or you just want to obtain the oven’s serial number that is situated on the other side of your inbuilt oven. Other times you maybe wanting to change the heating element. To do all these things, you have to remove the whole unit.

This is an exercise done with the help of another person. We are going to go through the steps to successfully remove the built-in oven. 

Things needed

  • Electrical tape
  • Screwdrivers (flathead or star head)
  • Wire cutters
  • Normal tape
  • Noncontact voltage tester
  • The Steps

    Step one:

    The oven should be disconnected from the power supply before removal. Make sure you have turned off the breaker to your wall oven. Using a tester check power before removing the wires from the wall connection. If the power is off, the tester will not flash an alarm. This is just a safety measure.

    Step two:

    Remove the oven doors by sliding them up or down off the hinges. If the oven door is attached to the hinges with screw, you will use a screw driver to remove the screws before lifting the door off the hinges and off the oven.

    Step three: 

    Remove the trim pieces along the bottom wall oven and remove the remaining screws around the edges of the wall to release it from the wall with the help of the other person you had picked for the task.

    Step four: 

    After you have checked the wires for any electrical current and seen that the process is safe, cut the wires using wire cutters or you can connect the wires back to the electrical box on the wall behind the oven.

    Step five: 

    Remove the screws holding the base cover plate on to the electrical box. By doing this you will have released the wall oven completely from the wall.

    Step six: 

    Sweep out the dust that may have accumulated inside the wall cavity where the oven was placed.

    Step seven: 

    Replace the connectors onto the electrical wires inside the electric box on the wall. Secure the connectors onto the wires with an electrical tape. If you’re replacing the oven you can leave the wiring intact.

    When you have successfully removed the built-in oven, you can put it away from children or even adults for it poses a danger like when you rub against the sharp metallic edges or pieces after the installation.


    This whole process may seem hard, but when you follow these simple instructions, you can remove the built-in oven in your kitchen successfully.

    About the Author Harry Thompson

    Gaining a BSc Honours in building/ property maintenance at the University of Portsmouth Harry went into the field of renovating properties. Along the journey, he has developed a wide variety of home & garden DIY skills such as installing new kitchens and landscaping gardens.