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Samsung Dishwasher Drain Pump Replacement #DD81-01527A

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This video provides step-by-step repair instructions for replacing the drain pump on a Samsung dishwasher. The most common reason for replacing the drain pump is the dishwasher not draining completely or leaking.

All of the information for this drain pump replacement video is applicable to the following brands:
Samsung

Tools needed: phillips head screwdriver, flat head screwdriver, 5/8 inch wrench, 9/64 inch hex head screwdriver, pliers

Step By Step Instructions

1
To replace the drain pump in your dishwasher, you will need to uninstall the appliance first. To do this, turn off the power to your dishwasher
2
Shut off the water supply valve.
3
Use a phillips-head screwdriver to remove the screws securing the lower access panel.
4
Remove the panel.
5
Use a 5/8th inch wrench to help unthread the water supply line from the inlet valve be prepared for some water to spill.
6
Next, unthread the screw securing the junction box cover. Then pull the cover off.
7
Note the location of the wires then untwist the wire nuts to disconnect the wires.
8
Unthread the strain relief nut and detach the strain relief from the junction box.
9
Next, disconnect the drain hose from the sink drain or garbage disposer and feed it through the cabinet.
10
Open the dishwasher door and remove the mounting bracket screws.
11
To move the dishwasher, you may need to adjust the legs to lower the appliance.
12
You can lower the rear leveling leg by using a 9/64th inch hex-head screwdriver to rotate the adjustment rod at the front clockwise.
13
Now, very carefully pull the dishwasher away from the cabinet.
14
Tip the dishwasher back so it rests on its rear panel.
15
Use the phillips-head screwdriver to unthread the screws securing the bottom access panel.
16
Pull the panel forward disconnect the leak sensor wire connecter and set the panel aside.
17
Use a small flat-head screwdriver to lift up the locking tab then rotate the drain pump counter-clockwise to detach.
18
Depress the locking tabs to disconnect the wires from the old pump.
19
Install the new drain pump by first connecting the wires to the terminals.
20
Now align the pump on the housing and rotate clockwise to lock it into place.
21
Reconnect the leak sensor wire connecter.
22
Reposition the bottom access panel on the base and snap the retaining tabs into place.
23
Rethread the screws to secure.
24
Return the dishwasher to its upright position.
25
Make sure the drain hose is accessible through the cabinet wall and that the water supply and power supply lines are positioned in their respective channels in the dishwasher base then gently slide the dishwasher back into the cabinet.
26
Adjust the leveling legs if necessary.
27
Replace the screws to secure the mounting brackets to the cabinet or countertop.
28
Feed the drain hose through the cabinet and connect it to the sink drain or disposer.
29
Make sure the hose is elevated above the connection point.
30
Fully position the wire strain relief in the junction box and secure the strain relief nut.
31
Connect the wires using the wire nuts.
32
Align the cover and replace the screw to secure.
33
Reconnect the water supply line to the inlet valve.
34
Replace the lower access panel and secure it with the screws.
35
With the repair completed turn the water supply back on as well as the power and your dishwasher should be ready for use.
Description
This video provides step-by-step repair instructions for replacing the drain pump on a Samsung dishwasher. The most common reason for replacing the drain pump is the dishwasher not draining completely or leaking.

All of the information for this drain pump replacement video is applicable to the following brands:
Samsung

Tools needed: phillips head screwdriver, flat head screwdriver, 5/8 inch wrench, 9/64 inch hex head screwdriver, pliers
Step-By-Step Instructions
1
To replace the drain pump in your dishwasher, you will need to uninstall the appliance first. To do this, turn off the power to your dishwasher
2
Shut off the water supply valve.
3
Use a phillips-head screwdriver to remove the screws securing the lower access panel.
4
Remove the panel.
5
Use a 5/8th inch wrench to help unthread the water supply line from the inlet valve be prepared for some water to spill.
6
Next, unthread the screw securing the junction box cover. Then pull the cover off.
7
Note the location of the wires then untwist the wire nuts to disconnect the wires.
8
Unthread the strain relief nut and detach the strain relief from the junction box.
9
Next, disconnect the drain hose from the sink drain or garbage disposer and feed it through the cabinet.
10
Open the dishwasher door and remove the mounting bracket screws.
11
To move the dishwasher, you may need to adjust the legs to lower the appliance.
12
You can lower the rear leveling leg by using a 9/64th inch hex-head screwdriver to rotate the adjustment rod at the front clockwise.
13
Now, very carefully pull the dishwasher away from the cabinet.
14
Tip the dishwasher back so it rests on its rear panel.
15
Use the phillips-head screwdriver to unthread the screws securing the bottom access panel.
16
Pull the panel forward disconnect the leak sensor wire connecter and set the panel aside.
17
Use a small flat-head screwdriver to lift up the locking tab then rotate the drain pump counter-clockwise to detach.
18
Depress the locking tabs to disconnect the wires from the old pump.
19
Install the new drain pump by first connecting the wires to the terminals.
20
Now align the pump on the housing and rotate clockwise to lock it into place.
21
Reconnect the leak sensor wire connecter.
22
Reposition the bottom access panel on the base and snap the retaining tabs into place.
23
Rethread the screws to secure.
24
Return the dishwasher to its upright position.
25
Make sure the drain hose is accessible through the cabinet wall and that the water supply and power supply lines are positioned in their respective channels in the dishwasher base then gently slide the dishwasher back into the cabinet.
26
Adjust the leveling legs if necessary.
27
Replace the screws to secure the mounting brackets to the cabinet or countertop.
28
Feed the drain hose through the cabinet and connect it to the sink drain or disposer.
29
Make sure the hose is elevated above the connection point.
30
Fully position the wire strain relief in the junction box and secure the strain relief nut.
31
Connect the wires using the wire nuts.
32
Align the cover and replace the screw to secure.
33
Reconnect the water supply line to the inlet valve.
34
Replace the lower access panel and secure it with the screws.
35
With the repair completed turn the water supply back on as well as the power and your dishwasher should be ready for use.

Applicable Product Model

Dishwasher
Brand
Product Type
Model
Subtype
Product Diagram & Manuals
Parts Needed
Drain Pump
Drain Pump
$154.61
Recommended Tools and Accessories
Cleaner
Cleaner
$20.66
Total$0.00

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