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21 Common DIY Plumbing Jobs Performed at Home

Updated: Jan 15

Garden Hose Spigot Valve Upgrade

The old twist knob outdoor spigot was very old and less easy to operate than a nice new easy to use ball valve. The first step is to shut off the water at the water main. The next step is to remove the old spigot. I used a couple pair of channel locks. A couple of pipe wrenches would work too. I then inserted a threaded coupling into the existing piping after wrapping with teflon tape. To tighten this thing there is a shank portion in the middle that will facilitate a tool such as channel locks or a small pipe wrench to secure it. I then wrapped the outer end with a couple wraps of teflon tape. I then screwed the ball valve onto the coupling. I then inserted another brass coupling wrapped in teflon tape into the ball valve. This will now work for threading the garden hose onto. If you check out the below link from amazon and are interested in doing this, it's an angled ball valve made just for this application.

Amazon link to outdoor hose ball valve:

Kitchen Sink Faucet Spout Aerator (Filter) Replacement

Kitchen sink spout spraying all over? Not getting enough water flow from the sink faucet? It's likely the faucet spout filter is clogged. In this tutorial I show you the simple process for accomplishing just that. I didn't realize it until I removed the old one that it needed to be replaced with a new one. This won't be the case all the time as you may just be able to clean the old one off of sediment, plastic, etc and reinstall it. In my case, the filter was damaged therefore not doing it's job. I do filter all of the water but this screen holds back the big particulates. I couldn't believe how much crap had built up on my filter. I'm surprised it flowed as well as it did. Amazing how much stuff is in our water. Changing this thing out is simple. Mine takes a 22mm wrench. Take the 22mm wrench (or vice grips if you don't care about the finish) and turn it counter clockwise to loosen. Once off, clean it all off and inspect for damage. If damaged, then replace. If still good, reinstall. The screen that I removed did not have a gasket but luckily the new one came with a gasket. If you are going to get a new one I recommend you take the old one to the hardware store with you to match it up. Pull it out of the package in the store and be sure it's the correct size and thread pitch. There is not a huge risk here for the most part as many of them are standard size. I believe the technical name for these is a sink faucet aerator.

Order from amazon:

How to Unclog Your Shower Drain-Tips and Tricks

In my DIY How to Unclog a Shower Drain: Quick and Easy Method of Removal video I take you through my process of unclogging the a shower drain. While this may appear to be gross or disgusting to some of you, this is just an average easy job for a DIY Plummer looking to save on some costs of calling in a plumbing company to perform the work. All you need is just a little DIY motivation and a tiny bit of know how. First step is to find yourself a pair of hemostats or needle nosed pliars. Then remove (unscrew) the drain cap on the shower drain. The next step is to grab your removal tool (hemostats or similar) and start pulling out all the junk that's causing this mess. I recommend you grab yourself a plastic bag as well so you'll have a nice place to put your debris. Once you think you've got it all, give it a test run by running some water and making sure you've got clean, smooth, unobstructed flow. Then screw the cap back to it's normal position. Easy as pie.

How to Unclog Your Bathroom Sink

In this video I discuss and demonstrate a method of unclogging your backed up bathroom sink. I start with the least invasive and try to unclog the bathroom sink by using a pair of hemostats to fish out any debris around the drain as this is sometimes the only fix you need to do. This was not the case in this instance of this plugged up drain. The sink stopper needed to come out. This means the up and down mechanism must me disassembled. This is done by going underneath the sink and unthreading the fitting that secures the up and down joint. Once unthreaded it can be pulled out. Now there is a hole in the pipe so if you run your water anymore it will run out the hole all over the place. Now you can remove the stopper from up above. In this instance there was some debris down inside the drain that needed to fished out. After removing all the debris that was reachable I reassembled the parts. The sink was still not unclogged though so I had to disassemble again. I decided to give it the water pressure treatment with the garden hose as I've had many successes in the past using this same method. Once I flushed whatever was plugging it down the drain with the hose pressure, I reassembled all the parts. What you want is a whirlpool or eddy look of the water as it goes down the drain. If it bubbles or gurgles a bit then it means something is impeding the water flow and it's still plugged. Ultimate Hemostat Kit:

How to Unclog Your Shower Drain With Standing Water

Shower drain backed up and not working? Sometimes it's a pretty simple DIY fix if you're willing to do a little dirty work. These types of jobs can also save you quite a bit of money in the long run. If you figure if you had to call a Plummer every time your drain got clogged you are saving quite a bit by doing it yourself every time if possible.

These hemostats are a must have for drain cleaning and about 10000 other DIY tasks as well:

DIY Showerhead Upgrade and Replacement

This "How TO" Step by Step Tutorial on replacing your bathroom shower head head shows you an easy beginner homeowner style process that you can do yourself without the headache or expense of calling someone else to do it for you. Follow along with me while I perform this DIY Bath Showerhead Installation Tutorial "How To" Style Video and you can get rid of that old showered in no time flat after you (or likely your wife) have picked out the ideal showered from the Lowe's, Home Depot, or other home/hardware store. The first step is to turn off the main water supply. This is a great opportunity to locate your main water supply shut off to the house if you haven't found it already. You don't want to wait until there's a huge flood from a burst pipe to attempt to locate your main shut off. Once you've secured your water at the main shut off valve you should go ahead and start carefully unthreading your old shower head. It's a really good idea to use two wrenches on this to apply counter torque as you don't want your connection inside the wall spinning. So ideally you would hold the elbow coming out of the wall completely still with slight torque in the tightening direction while you unthread your old shower head connection. Once you've carefully removed the old one now bust out your brand new one and get all your parts played out and pre-assembled as much as possible. Put some teflon tape on the end of the connection coming out of the wall. This will keep water from spraying all over the place when you turn it back on. Be sure your new shower head has the rubber gasket installed before threading it on. Now thread it on. Be sure your connections are tight and turn on the water supply. Good luck!

How to Fix a Leaking Toilet-Wax Replacement Tutorial Demonstration

You're either going to pay to have this done or do it yourself. Don't be intimidated, do it yourself. It's really simple. If I can do it, anyone can. You don't need to be a plumber. This job started when I got notified about water on the floor. It would get cleaned up with a towel but show back up again. It would get worse after every flush of the toiled. I checked for the quick and easy stuff first. The toilet wasn't continually running, meaning, the float inside was good. I checked really good around the water supply valve, it's associated hose, and it's connection to the toilet. All of this was bone dry. This meant one thing, Toilet was leaking around the base.

This meant I had to perform the following steps to pull the toilet and replace the wax ring:

Step 1: Turn off the water to the toilet

Step 2: Flush remaining water in the bowl

Step 3: Disconnect water supply hose

Step 4: Remove the two caps over securing nuts on toilet base

Step 5: Unthread the two securing nuts

Step 6: Pull (remove) the toilet

Step 7: Remove old wax ring remnant

Step 8: Install new was ring

Step 9: Re-install toilet onto new wax ring

Here's a wax ring kit:

Annoying High Pitched Bathroom Faucet Squealing DIY Remedy

Get rid of that annoying whistling sound that is made when the bathroom faucet knobs are turned on. As goes with troubleshooting anything, start with the easy stuff first. I went right for the easiest thing in trying to figure out what causing this bathroom sink faucet to make this horrendous high pitched squealing sound. I took a pair of vice grips and unthreaded the spout filter which is many times called an aerator on a kitchen sink. Once I loosened it and inspected it, I found that it had debris caught it it. It looked like some small plastic debris. It's amazing what gets into our water lines but this did it's job in preventing it from potentially being ingested. After cleaning out the plastic debris in the oriface I pulled the aerator apart just to ensure I got everything. I reassembled it after the clean out. No more high pitched squealing. Simple and easy fix for free when you DIY.

Installing a Bosch Brand Silence Plus Dishwasher-Super Easy

I purchased this Bosch Silence Plus Brand Dishwasher from Lowe's and trucked it back to the installation location. I used a dolly to cart it into the house. If you have two people you can move it without a dolly. I bought a new voltage sensor, some zip ties, teflon tape, wire nuts, electrical tape, wire strippers, a new hose and threaded brass elbow connector. Some models already come with this and you may possibly be ablate re-use the existing one. Once I got it the house and unpackaged I made sure to turn off the power at the breaker. I verified that the power was off with my voltage indicator so as not to get shocked. I then removed the old dishwasher. I then ran the new steel braided hose through the cupboard hole to the water connection and hooked it up. Then I hooked up the drain hose from the back of the dishwasher to the sink drain. I then adjusted the dishwasher legs to it fit level and flush. I pulled the existing wiring up to the and through the electrical connection box on the dishwasher. I then wired it up to the electrical box. Ended up not needing the wire nuts or electrical tape. I've installed these before where the existing house power cable was not long enough so I'd have to add a splice to make up the distance to the electrical box on the dishwasher. Once everything was tight I turned on the water to check for leaks. I made sure there was not even the tiniest drop of water came out. The connections have to be completely tight. After verifying electrical and water connections were satisfactory I slide the dishwasher into place and secured it to the surrounding cupboards with screws so it didn't move when opening and closing the door.

How to Install an Automatic Ice Maker

How to Install and Automatic Ice Maker. This installation was for a Frigidaire brand. IMEZC000 model. Automatic Ice Maker Installation kit. After unboxing the ice maker, you'll notice that there is an electrical connector that needs to be hooked up. Keep that in mind. The ice maker will need an on demand water supply so you'll need to run a water line to the fridge. Almost all models nowadays have a standard hook up in the back of the fridge for this. When I did this, I removed the thread protectors from the fridge connection and used teflon tape around the threads. Then I hooked up the hose, turned on the water and checked for leaks. In this video you'll notice my incoming water valve demonstrates some leaking while operating the valve. Once it's either in the fully open or fully closed position, the leak stops. I did end up replacing this valve just for the purposes of upgrading it and made another video on it as well. After the water connection at the fridge was satisfactorily checked for water leaks, I pushed the fridge back into it's spot. Now it's time to mount the ice maker. The electrical connections are uncovered inside the the freezer. There are some plastic screw hole protectors in the side of the freezer that need to be removed to allow for the mounting screws to be inserted. Then I inserted the mounting screws that come with the ice making kit. Don't screw them in all the way. Pull out your ice maker and plug the electrical connection into the receptacle in the freezer. Also there is a plastic ice slide that needs to be installed as shown in the video. After plugging in the electrical connection I hung the ice maker onto the mounting screws and then drove them in all the way to secure it to the side wall of the freezer. I then plugged the fridge back in had ice in no time flat. This ice maker installation was so easy. Link to similar ice maker on amazon;

Toilet Float Replacement-Simple to Fix

Is your toilet running constantly? Do you have to shake the handle before it'll shut off? Your toilet float is likely bad. This is a really simple DIY project if you don't mind getting your hands wet. Don't worry you won't have to put them where the poop goes. If your toilet is running constantly and you are on a septic system you can put a strain on it whether it be a pump system or gravity drain. I've had my high level alarm on my septic go off just due to a long running toilet. If it does keep running go ahead and turn off the valve. You can turn it on again in order to use the toilet as a temporary measure and turn it off again. For replacing the float you will need a float kit. I've posted a link to one you can order on amazon below or go down to your local hardware store or Lowe's or Home Depot etc. and grab a float kit. Once you have the float kit in hand, perform the following simple steps:

1. Turn off the water supply (if not done already)

2. Pop the top on the back of your toilet

3. Drain the water by flushing handle

4. Unscrew old float

5. Unhook drain tube by simply pulling it out

6. Unthread (unscrew the old float)

7. Disconnect water supply hose (hold bucket underneath to catch water)

8. Pull old float out

9. Open new float kit and lay out parts

10. Each one is a little different. Understand how to set water level i.e. extending/retracting the base. 11. Insert new float and thread in the base

12. Thread on bottom plastic wing nut

13. Clip on new drain hose to drain tube

14. Re-install water supply hose to bottom of float

15. Turn on water supply

16. It's now ready for action

New float kit here:

Brand New Double Kitchen Sink Drain Plumbing-Easy to Install

Don't pay the plumber to come and do this for your. Do it your damn self and save a couple hundred bucks. Head to your local hardware store and pick up the easy to connect kit for a double sink drain. In this case I needed the drain plumbing that contained the dishwasher drain connection for my adjacent dishwasher as is the case for many houses. Hopefully watching this video you'll get an idea what you need. The parts are pretty cheap at Lowe's and Home Depot. There are many custom applications especially in old houses where you'll need couplings and reducers etc. This was the case in for this job. If you're striving to be a DIY-Technican, just take your time and make sure you make the correct cuts and connections based on your plumbing configuration. Good luck and happy plumbing.

How to Remove a Stainless Steel Kitchen Sink

Getting new granite countertop installed so it's time to replace the whole sink as well as the hedge lodge plumbing underneath. As you can see by the zip ties and everything, it's long overdue. The first thing I did was turn off the main water supply. I then disconnected all of the drain piping underneath and used pot to collect any residual water. I then disconnected the dishwasher water supply line as well as it's drain hose/piping. I then disconnected the water line going to the faucet. The sink and faucet assembly came right out.

How to Pull Your Toilet For Unclogging and Wax Ring Replacement

After plunging for a half and hour then snaking it and trying everything to get this to drain it had to be pulled. Whatever is clogging this is not readily coming out so it has to be pulled using the following steps:

How you pull a toilet and replace the wax ring.

1. Turn off water supply valve and flush to empty tank.

2. Pop the plastic bolt cover caps on the base w/flathead screwdriver

3. Unthread the two bolting nuts on the base. Set aside for reinstall.

4. Disconnect water supply hose from toilet.

5. Grab toilet at mid/centerline and lift off floor. Set on towel.

6. Scrape the old wax ring off the floor and install new one.

7. Set toilet back down on wax ring while lining holes up with bolts.

8. Push down until base is touching the floor.

9. Reinstall bolting nuts and caps, water line.

10. Turn water supply line back on.

I never did show what was in the toilet but it was a little kids toy lodged in there. Only accessible from bottom side after pulling toilet. It was not coming out the way it came in=).

Link to wax ring:

DIY Leaky Kitchen Sink Faucet Spout Aerator Removal and Cleaning Technique

Abnormal kitchen sink faucet flow? Here's the easy fix. The aerator on the faucet spout is likely clogged with particulates that are causing some of the holes to be clogged up which obstruct normal water flow through it. A little bit of this is tolerable but after time as it gets worse and worse from sediment and other foreign material in the water line system it can highly restrict flow and end up spraying all over the place. The fix is simple. The aerator is located on the very end of the faucet where the water comes out. To remove this the proper way is to find an open ended wench of the correct size and turn it to the left to loosen. One common problem I've seen is that the aerator on many water systems and faucets has never been removed so through the process of time corrosion byproducts, they are frozen in place causing the use of the correct size wrench to be ineffective. The next tool to use (as shown in the video) is a pair of channel lock pliers. The problem with using these is they completely wreck the finish on the outside of the component. One technique to avoid marring the finish is to try to wrap it in a cloth and grab it that way before you slap your channel locks on there. This isn't always going to be 100% effective as some of them just require brute force. Once you've remove the aerator, clean it out and inspect it. Once all the particles are removed and your are happy that it's not damaged then go ahead and reinstall it. One thing to keep in mind is that many of these are old and are prone to damage thereby allowing these particulates that they were designed to catch flow through into your glass (hopefully water filter). If you find that it's bad, old or damaged, run down to the hardware store and pick up a new one. Many of them come standard but bring the old one with. you to match it up while you're at the store. They are pretty cheap to replace so it's not a big deal. The end result is happiness to the user. If you want to order one on amazon I'll post a link below.

Unlog a bathroom sink

In this video I got through the steps on unclogging a bathroom sink. Many times the problem can be a super easy fix that will require you to get your hands dirty. This will save you a couple hundred bucks though. In the case presented in this video I was able to unclog this bathroom sink just using a pair of cheap hemostats. I'll post the link to some below but I must say, they are well worth what you may pay for them as they have many uses and I've used them to unclog numerous sinks over the years along with many other uses on various jobs.

Link to hemostats on amazon:

DIY Kitchen Undersink Incoming Hot Water Valve Replacement Demonstration Tutorial

Embark on a DIY adventure with me as we delve into the intricacies of replacing the incoming hot water valve under your kitchen sink. This comprehensive tutorial is designed for everyone, from seasoned DIY enthusiasts to beginners eager to tackle home improvement projects. Join me step-by-step as we navigate the process, ensuring a successful replacement with detailed instructions and closed captions for enhanced accessibility.

Introduction to the Tutorial:

Welcome to this hands-on tutorial where I guide you through the replacement of the incoming hot water valve under your kitchen sink. Whether you're a DIY pro or a novice looking to enhance your plumbing skills, this tutorial is crafted to empower you with the knowledge and confidence needed for a successful project.

Importance of the Incoming Hot Water Valve:

Before diving into the replacement process, I explain the crucial role of the incoming hot water valve in your kitchen sink. Understanding the significance of this component sets the stage for a seamless replacement, ensuring your kitchen's plumbing functions optimally.

Tools and Materials:

Explore the array of tools and materials needed for this DIY project. From wrenches to replacement valves, I walk you through the checklist, enabling you to gather everything required for a smooth and efficient process. Clear visuals of each item ensure you're well-prepared before we begin.

Safety Precautions:

Your safety is a top priority, and I dedicate a segment to outline essential safety precautions. From turning off the water supply to wearing protective gear, these precautions create a secure environment for you to carry out the replacement confidently.

Step-by-Step Demonstration:

The heart of the tutorial unfolds with a detailed step-by-step demonstration. Watch closely as I walk you through each phase of the replacement process. Clear and concise instructions accompany each action, providing a comprehensive guide for loosening, removing, and installing the new hot water valve.

Closed Captions for Accessibility:

Inclusivity is key, and this tutorial goes the extra mile by incorporating closed captions. Accessibility is a priority, ensuring that individuals with hearing impairments can follow along seamlessly. Closed captions appear alongside the video, offering a comprehensive understanding of each step and explanation.

Common Challenges and Solutions:

Real-world DIY experiences often come with challenges. I share insights into potential hurdles you might encounter during the replacement process and provide practical solutions to overcome them. This foresight equips you with the knowledge needed to troubleshoot effectively, fostering a sense of confidence in your abilities.

Quality Assurance and Testing:

A successful replacement is not complete without ensuring the quality and functionality of the new hot water valve. Witness the final steps as I guide you through testing procedures, validating that your efforts have resulted in a secure and leak-free installation.

Conclusion and Empowerment:

As the tutorial concludes, I emphasize the sense of accomplishment that comes with mastering a DIY project. By following this step-by-step guide, you've not only replaced the incoming hot water valve under your kitchen sink but also gained valuable skills and confidence in tackling future plumbing tasks.

Call to Action:

Ready to embark on your DIY journey? Join me in this comprehensive tutorial, and let's replace that incoming hot water valve together. Whether you're looking to enhance your plumbing skills or simply save on professional services, this tutorial is your gateway to a successful and empowering DIY experience.

Don't hesitate—grab your tools, follow the steps, and discover the satisfaction of completing a significant home improvement project with your own two hands. Subscribe, like, and share this tutorial with fellow DIY enthusiasts, and let's build a community of empowered individuals mastering the art of home improvement, one project at a time.

How to Sweat a Copper Pipe Joint for Leaky Water Heater Repair Job

The hot water outlet on the water heater had a small leak in the copper piping that happened to also be dangerously close to the wall framing. This job involved cutting into the dry wall to access the leaky joint and assess potential water damage inside the wall. The best plumber I know did all the work on this while I assisted him. He did a wonderful job protecting the wall and angling the torch so that none of wall got burned. He unseated the old joint, cleaned up the existing pipe with sandpaper, then sweated a new coupling connection on the existing copper pipe successfully on the first attempt. Before performing this work we drained the water heater tank, lifted the relief valve for venting, and turned off the electrical power to it as well at the breaker.

Glacier Bay Moulded Wood Toilet Seat Installation Tutorial & Quickest Toilet Seat Removal Demo

Explore the world of toilet seat installation with the Glacier Bay Moulded Wood Toilet Seat in this comprehensive tutorial. Whether you're a seasoned DIY enthusiast or a beginner looking to tackle a home improvement project, this step-by-step guide has got you covered. Additionally, we'll showcase the quickest toilet seat removal demo, providing valuable insights for future adjustments or replacements.

Introduction to the Glacier Bay Moulded Wood Toilet Seat:

Embark on a journey of DIY mastery as we delve into the installation tutorial for the Glacier Bay Moulded Wood Toilet Seat. This instructional video is carefully crafted to cater to a diverse audience, ensuring that individuals of all skill levels can confidently install and remove their toilet seats with ease.

Features of the Glacier Bay Moulded Wood Toilet Seat:

Before we dive into the installation process, let's take a moment to explore the features of the Glacier Bay Moulded Wood Toilet Seat. Understanding the design and functionality of this product is key to a successful installation, and we'll provide an insightful overview to kickstart your knowledge.

Step-by-Step Installation Guide:

The heart of this tutorial is a meticulous, step-by-step installation guide. Follow along as each stage of the process unfolds, from unpacking the product to securely placing the toilet seat in position. Clear and concise instructions, coupled with visual demonstrations, ensure that the installation experience is accessible and hassle-free.

Tools Needed for Installation:

To facilitate a seamless installation, it's crucial to have the right tools on hand. Whether it's a simple screwdriver or an adjustable wrench, we'll outline the essential tools needed for the job. This section aims to empower you with the knowledge to assemble a toolkit tailored to toilet seat installation.

Quickest Toilet Seat Removal Demo:

In addition to the installation tutorial, we present the quickest toilet seat removal demo. Mastering the art of efficient removal is a valuable skill for any homeowner or DIY enthusiast, especially when adjustments or replacements are on the horizon. This demo provides a quick and effective method for hassle-free removal.

Tips and Tricks for Successful Installation:

Throughout the video, we'll share valuable tips and tricks to enhance your overall installation experience. From ensuring proper alignment to addressing common challenges, these insights are designed to empower you with the knowledge needed to navigate the installation process with confidence.

Final Checks and Adjustments:

Once the toilet seat is securely in place, we guide you through final checks and adjustments. Ensuring a stable and comfortable fit is crucial for the longevity of your toilet seat, and we provide insights into making any necessary tweaks to achieve the desired outcome.

Conclusion and Invitation:

As the tutorial concludes, we extend an invitation to subscribe for more informative content on home improvement and maintenance. The Glacier Bay Moulded Wood Toilet Seat installation tutorial and removal demo are just the beginning—stay tuned for a variety of DIY guides designed to empower you in your household projects.

Call to Action:

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Whirlpool Dishwasher Not Spraying Water? Quick DIY FIX

Is your dishwasher not spraying water when it should? Don't be in a hurry to throw it out and replace it before trying this fix. Before doing anything, be sure to shut off the water supply and the power.

If your Whirlpool dishwasher is failing to spray water, don’t rush to replace it just yet! This comprehensive guide provides a step-by-step DIY fix to resolve the issue swiftly and economically.

If your Whirlpool dishwasher is no longer spraying water, it could be due to several reasons: clogged spray arms, blocked filters, or a malfunctioning pump. Before investing in a new appliance, try this simple troubleshooting method.

Step 1: Safety First

Always start by ensuring safety. Turn off the dishwasher and disconnect it from the power source to avoid any electrical mishaps during the troubleshooting process.

Step 2: Check for Clogs

Inspect the spray arms for any blockages. Sometimes, food particles, debris, or mineral deposits can obstruct the spray arm nozzles. Gently clean these using a soft brush, toothpick, or a small wire to remove any buildup that might be preventing water flow.

Step 3: Examine the Filters

Filters are crucial for catching food particles and debris. They might become clogged over time, obstructing water flow. Locate the filters in your Whirlpool dishwasher, usually at the bottom, and remove them. Rinse them thoroughly under running water to dislodge any accumulated residue.

Step 4: Test the Water Supply

Check the water supply to the dishwasher. Ensure the water inlet valve is fully open and the supply line isn’t kinked or clogged. A restricted water supply could be the culprit behind the lack of water spray.

Step 5: Assess the Pump

The dishwasher pump is responsible for circulating water during the wash cycle. If it’s malfunctioning, it can hinder water flow. Inspect the pump for any visible damage or obstructions. If necessary, consult the dishwasher manual for guidance on accessing and examining the pump.

Step 6: Run a Test Cycle

After performing these troubleshooting steps, reassemble the dishwasher parts and run a test cycle to check if the water is spraying properly. If the issue persists, consider seeking professional assistance or contacting Whirlpool customer service for further guidance.

Why DIY Troubleshooting?

DIY troubleshooting offers several benefits. It can save you time and money by avoiding unnecessary replacement costs. Additionally, it empowers you with a better understanding of your appliance, making future maintenance easier.

Before Replacing Your Dishwasher

Replacing a dishwasher is a significant investment. By attempting these DIY troubleshooting steps first, you might save yourself the expense of a new appliance. However, if these steps don’t resolve the issue and your dishwasher is still under warranty, contact Whirlpool’s customer service for guidance or consider professional repair services.

Final Thoughts

A Whirlpool dishwasher not spraying water can be frustrating, but before considering a replacement, try these simple DIY troubleshooting steps. Remember to prioritize safety, follow the manufacturer’s instructions, and don’t hesitate to seek professional help if needed.


This guide is intended for informational purposes only and does not replace professional advice. Always consult the manufacturer's manual and consider professional repair services if unsure or uncomfortable with DIY troubleshooting.

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Remember, a little troubleshooting could save you a lot on appliance expenses!

AOSMITH UnderSink Main Faucet Filtration System Installation Instructions & Review

Step by step instructional tutorial on installing this great system.

How to Remove a Stainless Steel Kitchen Sink-Removal, Disconnections, and Plumbing

Getting new granite countertop installed so it's time to replace the whole sink as well as the hedge lodge plumbing underneath. As you can see by the zip ties and everything, it's long overdue. The first thing I did was turn off the main water supply. I then disconnected all of the drain piping underneath and used pot to collect any residual water. I then disconnected the dishwasher water supply line as well as it's drain hose/piping. I then disconnected the water line going to the faucet. The sink and faucet assembly came right out.

Welcome to an exciting home improvement journey as we delve into the process of getting a new granite countertop installed and, consequently, replacing the entire sink along with the hedge lodge plumbing underneath. If you've noticed the zip ties and signs of wear, you'll agree it's long overdue for a renovation. In this detailed video, we'll guide you through the step-by-step process, sharing valuable insights and tips to ensure a successful sink and plumbing replacement.

Introduction to Granite Countertop and Sink Replacement:

Join us in this transformative home improvement project as we upgrade to a new granite countertop, prompting the need for a complete sink replacement and an overhaul of the hedge lodge plumbing beneath. This video is your go-to resource for tackling this task with confidence.

Assessing the Existing Situation:

As evident from the zip ties and visible wear, it's clear that the current sink and plumbing setup are due for an upgrade. We'll start by assessing the existing situation, understanding the components, and preparing for a seamless transition to a new and improved setup.

Turning Off the Main Water Supply:

The first step in this project involves ensuring a safe working environment. We'll guide you through the process of turning off the main water supply to your home, a crucial step before diving into any plumbing-related task. Safety first!

Disconnecting Drain Piping Underneath:

To prepare for the sink replacement, we'll systematically disconnect all drain piping underneath. Using a pot to collect any residual water, we'll minimize mess and ensure a clean working space. Learn the proper techniques for disassembling the drain components efficiently.

Dishwasher Water Supply Line and Drain Hose/Piping:

If your kitchen is equipped with a dishwasher, we'll cover the steps to disconnect its water supply line and drain hose/piping. This is essential for the smooth removal of the sink and faucet assembly. Our detailed instructions ensure a hassle-free disconnection process.

Water Line Disconnection for the Faucet:

A crucial step in the sink replacement process is disconnecting the water line going to the faucet. We'll walk you through the proper procedures to ensure a secure disconnection, allowing for the removal of the sink and faucet assembly without any complications.

Seamless Removal of Sink and Faucet Assembly:

With all the necessary preparations complete, we'll demonstrate the seamless removal of the sink and faucet assembly. Follow our detailed instructions and gain insights into the efficient dismantling process, setting the stage for a fresh start with your new granite countertop.

Preparing for the Granite Countertop Installation:

As the existing components are successfully removed, we'll touch on the essential steps to prepare for the granite countertop installation. This includes assessing the space, ensuring proper measurements, and creating a clean and organized workspace for the upcoming installation.

Conclusion and Anticipation for the Transformation:

As we conclude this phase of the project, we anticipate the transformative impact of the upcoming granite countertop installation. Stay tuned for future videos in this home improvement series, where we'll guide you through each step of the process, from countertop installation to plumbing overhaul.

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