Danby Dishwasher Water Softener Dispenser #674000700018

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This video provides step-by-step repair instructions for replacing the water softener dispenser on a Danby dishwasher. The most common reason for replacing the water softener is if it is damaged or leaking.

All of the information for this dishwasher water softener replacement video is applicable to the following brands:
Danby

Tools needed: 5/8" wrench, adjustable wrench, Phillip's head screwdriver, Channel Lock pliers

Step By Step Instructions

1
To replace the water softener dispenser in your dishwasher, you will need to uninstall the appliance. To do this, turn off the power to your dishwasher
2
Shut off the water supply valve.
3
Remove the lower access panel by lifting it up from the bottom to detach.
4
Use a 5/8th inch wrench or an adjustable wrench to help unthread the water supply line from the inlet valve elbow fitting be prepared for some water to spill.
5
Next, use a phillips-head screwdriver to unthread the screw securing the junction box cover. Then pull the cover off.
6
Note the location of the wires then untwist the wire nuts to disconnect the wires.
7
Unthread the strain relief nut if applicable and detach the strain relief from the junction box.
8
Next, disconnect the drain hose from the sink drain or garbage disposer and feed it through the cabinet.
9
Open the dishwasher door and remove the mounting bracket screws.
10
To move the dishwasher, you may need to adjust the legs to lower the appliance.
11
Very carefully pull the dishwasher away from the cabinet.
12
Open the dishwasher door and remove the lower dish rack.
13
Unthread the water softener dispenser cap.
14
Use channel-lock pliers to help loosen the dispenser nut then unthread it.
15
Tip the dishwasher back so it rests on its rear panel.
16
Detach the dispenser note the location of the sensor and solenoid wires then disconnect them.
17
Release the spring clamp securing the hose to the solenoid port and detach the hose. You will need to break the pinch clamps securing the remaining two hoses.
18
Pull off the hoses to fully remove the old dispenser.
19
Prepare the new water softener dispenser for installation by transferring the gasket from the old dispenser to the new one.
20
Slide clamps onto the hoses then attach the hoses to the appropriate ports on the dispenser.
21
Secure the hoses with the clamps.
22
Connect the sensor and solenoid wires to the appropriate terminals.
23
If necessary, move the shield out of the way and position the dispenser on the base.
24
Reposition the shield.
25
Return the dishwasher to its upright position.
26
Thread the nut onto the dispenser to secure it.
27
Thread on the dispenser cap.
28
Replace the lower dish rack.
29
Make sure the end of the drain hose is accessible through the cabinet wall then gently slide the dishwasher back into the cabinet.
30
Adjust the leveling legs if necessary.
31
Replace the screws to secure the mounting brackets to the cabinet or countertop.
32
Feed the drain hose through the cabinet and connect it to the sink drain or disposer.
33
Make sure the hose is elevated above the connection point.
34
Fully position the wire strain relief in the junction box and secure the strain relief nut if applicable.
35
Connect the wires using the wire nuts.
36
Align the cover and replace the screw to secure.
37
Reconnect the water supply line to the inlet valve elbow fitting.
38
Realign the lower access panel and snap it into place.
39
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 water softener dispenser on a Danby dishwasher. The most common reason for replacing the water softener is if it is damaged or leaking.

All of the information for this dishwasher water softener replacement video is applicable to the following brands:
Danby

Tools needed: 5/8" wrench, adjustable wrench, Phillip's head screwdriver, Channel Lock pliers
Step-By-Step Instructions
1
To replace the water softener dispenser in your dishwasher, you will need to uninstall the appliance. To do this, turn off the power to your dishwasher
2
Shut off the water supply valve.
3
Remove the lower access panel by lifting it up from the bottom to detach.
4
Use a 5/8th inch wrench or an adjustable wrench to help unthread the water supply line from the inlet valve elbow fitting be prepared for some water to spill.
5
Next, use a phillips-head screwdriver to unthread the screw securing the junction box cover. Then pull the cover off.
6
Note the location of the wires then untwist the wire nuts to disconnect the wires.
7
Unthread the strain relief nut if applicable and detach the strain relief from the junction box.
8
Next, disconnect the drain hose from the sink drain or garbage disposer and feed it through the cabinet.
9
Open the dishwasher door and remove the mounting bracket screws.
10
To move the dishwasher, you may need to adjust the legs to lower the appliance.
11
Very carefully pull the dishwasher away from the cabinet.
12
Open the dishwasher door and remove the lower dish rack.
13
Unthread the water softener dispenser cap.
14
Use channel-lock pliers to help loosen the dispenser nut then unthread it.
15
Tip the dishwasher back so it rests on its rear panel.
16
Detach the dispenser note the location of the sensor and solenoid wires then disconnect them.
17
Release the spring clamp securing the hose to the solenoid port and detach the hose. You will need to break the pinch clamps securing the remaining two hoses.
18
Pull off the hoses to fully remove the old dispenser.
19
Prepare the new water softener dispenser for installation by transferring the gasket from the old dispenser to the new one.
20
Slide clamps onto the hoses then attach the hoses to the appropriate ports on the dispenser.
21
Secure the hoses with the clamps.
22
Connect the sensor and solenoid wires to the appropriate terminals.
23
If necessary, move the shield out of the way and position the dispenser on the base.
24
Reposition the shield.
25
Return the dishwasher to its upright position.
26
Thread the nut onto the dispenser to secure it.
27
Thread on the dispenser cap.
28
Replace the lower dish rack.
29
Make sure the end of the drain hose is accessible through the cabinet wall then gently slide the dishwasher back into the cabinet.
30
Adjust the leveling legs if necessary.
31
Replace the screws to secure the mounting brackets to the cabinet or countertop.
32
Feed the drain hose through the cabinet and connect it to the sink drain or disposer.
33
Make sure the hose is elevated above the connection point.
34
Fully position the wire strain relief in the junction box and secure the strain relief nut if applicable.
35
Connect the wires using the wire nuts.
36
Align the cover and replace the screw to secure.
37
Reconnect the water supply line to the inlet valve elbow fitting.
38
Realign the lower access panel and snap it into place.
39
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

Parts Needed
Dispenser
Dispenser
$140.00
Recommended Tools and Accessories
Cleaner
Cleaner
$21.94
Seal
Seal
$10.09
Total$0.00

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