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How to Replace Dishwasher Basket Wheels on an Electrolux Dishwasher Published 11/03/2009

Dishwasher basket wheels are subject to extreme conditions every time you run a wash. Over time they become brittle and break. It's frustrating living with a dishwasher basket that doesn't glide out smoothly due to broken wheels. Allow Helen to demonstrate how simple it is to replace your dishwasher basket wheels.


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Video Transcript

Hi, I'm Helen from eSpares.

In this video, I will be replacing the upper and lower basket wheels on an Electrolux built-in dishwasher.

Safety first: Make sure you disconnect the appliance from the mains before you start working on it. 

You'll need to know your dishwasher's model number to make sure that you order the correct parts for your appliance. This can normally be found on the edge of the door. On this model, it's found here.

Let's start by removing the baskets. On the upper basket, you just need to open the runner ends and slide the basket out. The lower basket just lifts out. You'll notice on this upper basket there are two different sets of wheels. This is so you can adjust the height of it.

Now to change the wheels you will need a screwdriver and you insert the screwdriver between the two clips. This can be a bit fiddly. Twist so the two clips open at the same time and you pull the wheel off. So the new one simply clicks into place. The lower basket wheels can be changed in exactly the same way.

Again it can be pretty tricky. You insert the screwdriver and twist to open the clips and it just pops off.

All the parts you see here are replaceable and are available on the eSpares website, including the drainage channel, the spray arm, the basket itself, the cupholder inserts and the wheels. I'm just going to slide the basket back in, not forgetting to close the runner ends. The lower basket is available, as is the most commonly damaged part of the dishwasher: the cutlery basket.

Basket wheels and all dishwasher spares can be found on the eSpares website along with spares and accessories for over 500 different brands of home and garden appliances.

Thanks for watching.

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