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Don't worry about the head of the screw. Just grab the threads near the foot with a pair of pliers (under the bracket that's in the way). You could even just grab onto the foot itself but be careful not to scratch the floor if this area will be visible with the new unit. If regular pliers are too thick, use a pair of needle nose or even some bent needle ...


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These are meant to slide (with some effort), so you should not need to take them out. In fact you should leave them in and with some hired muscle pull the dishwasher out. You would only need the tool (a metric hex-head, sometimes called an allen-head) to adjust the leveling of the dishwasher. Leveling after install and with age is all they are normally used ...


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Those are levelling legs. Dishwashers are either held in via screws on top of the dishwasher that attach to countertop above, or that screw the side (look roughly 1/3rd down just inside the DW door) of the dishwasher to the surrounding cabinet.


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Yes. 8 high-quality gold or stainless (not black oxide) construction screws (two at each connection point) with at least 1-1/2" penetration will hold with more than enough strength for even a typical adult. In this case, use 3" or 3-1/2". Torx are much nicer to work with than Phillips. Pre-drill 3/4 of the screw's length and the diameter of the screw ...


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If it gets wet at all, you will run into problems with galvanic corrosion that will eat away at the hinges. Your best bet is to use materials of similar anodic index (near the bottom of this page on galvanic corrosion). If you absolutely must pair brass and zinc, either ensure that the connection between the two will never get wet (using grease or some ...



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