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If your dishwasher needs replacing, this video will guide you through the process in a few easy-to-follow steps. It details everything from turning off the water supply and unplugging the dishwasher at the mains, through to how and when to disconnect and reconnect the waste hose and water pipe. You’ll also find out how to test for leaks, and when it might be time to call in a plumber. These instructions apply to most modern dishwashers but always check the manufacturer’s guidelines.

Preparation & Planning

Before you begin removing and replacing a dishwasher, make sure you know how to turn the water supply off and on again. Dispose of your old dishwasher responsibly, and be prepared to call a plumber if things don’t go to plan.

Aftercare

If you have hard water, use a dishwasher safe water softener to allow your dishwasher to perform better and to prolong the life of your system and pipe work (http://www.wickes.co.uk/BWT-Water-Softener+Dishwasher-Granular-Salt-10Kg/p/134102).

Hints & tips

It's a good idea to maintain your dishwasher frequently, by cleaning the filter and trap and by cleaning and clearing the spray arms. This will also help to prolong the life of the dishwasher and keep your plates sparkling.

Safety

Make sure the water supply to the old dishwasher is completely switched off before attempting to remove it. The power supply should also be turned off before attempting to unplug the old dishwasher. Be careful to avoid water leaks near power supplies.

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