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Samsung Dishwasher wash Motor Replacement #DD81-01640A

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This video provides step-by-step repair instructions for replacing the wash motor on a Samsung dishwasher. The most common reason for replacing the wash motor is the dishwasher not cleaning properly.

All of the information for this wash motor 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 main wash motor and capacitor in your dishwasher first turn off the power to your dishwasher
2
Shut off the water supply valve.
3
Slide out the upper dish rack note where the dish rack is positioned on the rails then lift up the rack to remove it.
4
Now slide out the lower dish rack.
5
Next, detach the water supply tube assembly from the mounting brackets on the top and rear of the tub.
6
Now rotate the water supply tube to release it from the pump assembly.
7
Pull the wash arm up to detach.
8
Use a phillips-head screwdriver to unthread all of the screws securing the pump cover.
9
Lift off the cover.
10
Secure the impeller and unthread the mounting screw clockwise.
11
Lift off the impeller.
12
Remove the pump base and lift off the cutting blade.
13
You will now need to fully uninstall the appliance.
14
Use a phillips-head screwdriver to remove the screws securing the lower access panel.
15
Remove the panel.
16
Use a 5/8th inch wrench to help unthread the water supply line from the inlet valve be prepared for some water to spill.
17
Next, unthread the screw securing the junction box cover. Then pull the cover off.
18
Note the location of the wires then untwist the wire nuts to disconnect the wires.
19
Unthread the strain relief nut and detach the strain relief from the junction box.
20
Next, disconnect the drain hose from the sink drain or garbage disposer and feed it through the cabinet.
21
Open the dishwasher door and remove the mounting bracket screws.
22
To move the dishwasher, you may need to adjust the legs to lower the appliance.
23
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.
24
Now, very carefully pull the dishwasher away from the cabinet.
25
Tip the dishwasher back so it rests on its rear panel.
26
Use the phillips-head screwdriver to unthread the screws securing the bottom access panel.
27
Pull the panel forward disconnect the leak sensor wire connecter and set the panel aside.
28
Now disconnect the main wash motor wire connecter as well as the capacitor wires.
29
Remove the screw securing the grounding wire.
30
Unthread the screws securing the old motor to the pump housing.
31
Remove the screws securing the left and right side access panels and pull the panels off.
32
Next, remove the screws securing the dishwasher base to the hinge supports.
33
Pull the base away from the bottom of the tub and you can remove the mounting screw to release the old capacitor.
34
You’re now ready to install the new wash motor and capacitor.
35
Align the new capacitor on the base and thread the screw to secure.
36
Now position the new motor on the pump housing and secure it with the screws.
37
Secure the grounding wire to the motor.
38
Connect the motor wire connecter and the capacitor wires to the terminals on the new capacitor.
39
Reposition the base and replace the screws to secure the base to the hinge supports.
40
Realign both side access panels and replace the screws to secure.
41
Reconnect the leak sensor wire connecter.
42
Reposition the bottom access panel on the base and snap the retaining tabs into place.
43
Rethread the screws to secure.
44
Return the dishwasher to its upright position.
45
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.
46
Adjust the leveling legs if necessary.
47
Replace the screws to secure the mounting brackets to the cabinet or countertop.
48
Feed the drain hose through the cabinet and connect it to the sink drain or disposer.
49
Make sure the hose is elevated above the connection point.
50
Fully position the wire strain relief in the junction box and secure the strain relief nut.
51
Connect the wires using the wire nuts.
52
Align the cover and replace the screw to secure.
53
Reconnect the water supply line to the inlet valve.
54
Replace the lower access panel and secure it with the screws.
55
Slide on the cutting blade onto the motor shaft with the “u” side facing up.
56
Realign the pump base.
57
Insert the impeller and rethread the mounting screw counter-clockwise to secure.
58
Reposition the pump cover and replace all of the screws.
59
Realign the lower wash arm on the pump housing and snap it into place.
60
Reinsert the bottom of the water supply tube into the pump assembly then rotate to secure.
61
Snap the tube into the mounting brackets on the rear and top of the tub.
62
Replace the lower dish rack.
63
Correctly reposition the upper rack on the rails and slide it into place.
64
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 wash motor on a Samsung dishwasher. The most common reason for replacing the wash motor is the dishwasher not cleaning properly.

All of the information for this wash motor 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 main wash motor and capacitor in your dishwasher first turn off the power to your dishwasher
2
Shut off the water supply valve.
3
Slide out the upper dish rack note where the dish rack is positioned on the rails then lift up the rack to remove it.
4
Now slide out the lower dish rack.
5
Next, detach the water supply tube assembly from the mounting brackets on the top and rear of the tub.
6
Now rotate the water supply tube to release it from the pump assembly.
7
Pull the wash arm up to detach.
8
Use a phillips-head screwdriver to unthread all of the screws securing the pump cover.
9
Lift off the cover.
10
Secure the impeller and unthread the mounting screw clockwise.
11
Lift off the impeller.
12
Remove the pump base and lift off the cutting blade.
13
You will now need to fully uninstall the appliance.
14
Use a phillips-head screwdriver to remove the screws securing the lower access panel.
15
Remove the panel.
16
Use a 5/8th inch wrench to help unthread the water supply line from the inlet valve be prepared for some water to spill.
17
Next, unthread the screw securing the junction box cover. Then pull the cover off.
18
Note the location of the wires then untwist the wire nuts to disconnect the wires.
19
Unthread the strain relief nut and detach the strain relief from the junction box.
20
Next, disconnect the drain hose from the sink drain or garbage disposer and feed it through the cabinet.
21
Open the dishwasher door and remove the mounting bracket screws.
22
To move the dishwasher, you may need to adjust the legs to lower the appliance.
23
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.
24
Now, very carefully pull the dishwasher away from the cabinet.
25
Tip the dishwasher back so it rests on its rear panel.
26
Use the phillips-head screwdriver to unthread the screws securing the bottom access panel.
27
Pull the panel forward disconnect the leak sensor wire connecter and set the panel aside.
28
Now disconnect the main wash motor wire connecter as well as the capacitor wires.
29
Remove the screw securing the grounding wire.
30
Unthread the screws securing the old motor to the pump housing.
31
Remove the screws securing the left and right side access panels and pull the panels off.
32
Next, remove the screws securing the dishwasher base to the hinge supports.
33
Pull the base away from the bottom of the tub and you can remove the mounting screw to release the old capacitor.
34
You’re now ready to install the new wash motor and capacitor.
35
Align the new capacitor on the base and thread the screw to secure.
36
Now position the new motor on the pump housing and secure it with the screws.
37
Secure the grounding wire to the motor.
38
Connect the motor wire connecter and the capacitor wires to the terminals on the new capacitor.
39
Reposition the base and replace the screws to secure the base to the hinge supports.
40
Realign both side access panels and replace the screws to secure.
41
Reconnect the leak sensor wire connecter.
42
Reposition the bottom access panel on the base and snap the retaining tabs into place.
43
Rethread the screws to secure.
44
Return the dishwasher to its upright position.
45
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.
46
Adjust the leveling legs if necessary.
47
Replace the screws to secure the mounting brackets to the cabinet or countertop.
48
Feed the drain hose through the cabinet and connect it to the sink drain or disposer.
49
Make sure the hose is elevated above the connection point.
50
Fully position the wire strain relief in the junction box and secure the strain relief nut.
51
Connect the wires using the wire nuts.
52
Align the cover and replace the screw to secure.
53
Reconnect the water supply line to the inlet valve.
54
Replace the lower access panel and secure it with the screws.
55
Slide on the cutting blade onto the motor shaft with the “u” side facing up.
56
Realign the pump base.
57
Insert the impeller and rethread the mounting screw counter-clockwise to secure.
58
Reposition the pump cover and replace all of the screws.
59
Realign the lower wash arm on the pump housing and snap it into place.
60
Reinsert the bottom of the water supply tube into the pump assembly then rotate to secure.
61
Snap the tube into the mounting brackets on the rear and top of the tub.
62
Replace the lower dish rack.
63
Correctly reposition the upper rack on the rails and slide it into place.
64
With the repair completed turn the water supply back on as well as the power and your dishwasher should be ready for use.

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