I'm replacing the cold water inlet valve on my Kenmore washer. I read your how to here, but it simply said to remove the wires.
My problem is that the tabs the connectors wires are in are _very_ firmly attached to the tabs on the old valve. That combined with the fact that the wires are about as thick as a hair and my paws are kind of gnarled and arthritic makes me afraid to just force them off - I might break the wire(s).
Is there a trick or a special tool needed to do this? There's a picture below of what the connectors look like.
Also while I have your ear, when I connect the new ones, should I give the metal tabs on the valve a smear of dielectric grease before snapping them in?
(Sorry for the giganto image. I don't know how to size them with this richtext control.)