How to Replace a Dishwasher

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Handy-man Hans Vatter demonstrates how to remove and replace a dishwasher.

    Hans Vatter: Hi, I am Hans Vatter and I am The Handyman Extraordinaire. Today, I am going to demonstrate how to remove and replace a dishwasher. I am going to show you how to remove the access panels, disconnect the water lines, the drain lines and the electrical in how to remove and replace a dishwasher. Here are some of the tools that we are going to be using.

    This is 6-inch adjustable crescent, this is a 4-way screwdriver, these are wire strippers, these are alignment pliers, two flat tip screwdriver and a Phillips head screwdriver. 9/16 Open-end Box Wrench, 5/8 Open-end Box Wrench. This is a Line Voltage Electrical Detector that beeps, makes a noise when it contacts an electrical circuit. This is a nut driver with the sockets, quarter inch socket set, this is a battery drill with your screwdriver attachment. This is a substandard stick ruler, six foot long.

    Remember electric and water don't mix. Make sure electrical power is off and safe, in a safe position. Also remember that some of the tools that we are going to be using are sharp and there is a possibility of getting cut.

    Let me tell you a little bit about myself now. I am a licensed plumber in two states Texas and Ohio. I am working as a plumber for the last 20 years and I also own and operate The Handyman Extraordinaire which is a handyman service in the Dallas Fort Worth area. Coming up next the first step in removing the dishwasher, is removing the access panels.