Hans Vatter, professional handyman, demonstrates how to remove the water line and drain on a dishwasher.
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Hi, I am Hans Vatter, and we are replacing the dishwasher. In this clip, we are going to be removing the water line and the drain. And when we go ahead to disconnect the water, we are going to go underneath the kitchen sink and usually, underneath the sink you will find a separate valve just going through the dishwasher, and it's on the hot water line. Alright, we are going to disconnect the water. First we have to shut off the valve or this water stop, and this one is a multi-turn. We shut this valve, it turns to the right and it can turn the water off.
While we were working underneath the sink and I am shutting the water off. While we are under here we are going to go ahead and disconnect the drain line from the old dishwasher. The dish -- well it is connected to the disposal in this case. And you can see that by this corrugated hose and it hooks right on to the dishwasher. All we have to do is remove our worm gear clamp and we'll use a nut driver, and we will loosen up the clamp, and slide the hose off.
Okay, now when we get ready to remove the dishwasher, this hose will push through the hole at the top of the cabinet, and it will come out with the dishwasher. We don't have to disconnect it from the dishwasher, only from the disposal. Now we will go on to remove the water line. Now on removing the water line from the solenoid valve on the dishwasher, you are going to look underneath the access panel and you are going to locate the copper line and it hooks right to a solenoid valve, where usually it's a compression fitting, and we are going to take a -- you can either use a 5/8 inch box an open end box wrench or a 6-inch crescent wrench, whichever you prefer. We are going to loosen the nut by going counterclockwise.
Alright, once you loosened it up, you should be able to take your hand and it should be this finger tight. Loosen it all the way up, remove the copper and you should not have any water coming out of the pipe. If you do, we will have to go back to under the sink and we will check the shut off valve to make sure it's completely tight. If you have water coming out of here you will have to stop and repair the shutoff valve.
Next, that we are going to be doing an inspection underneath the dishwasher, and we are going to be installing the water line.